These are the 10 best countries for remote workers


As various parts of the globe begin to reopen as more people get vaccinated, remote workers may feel inspired to move abroad.

For this reason, the French travel and tourism operator Club Med has compiled a list ranking 40 destinations based on essential quality of life factors for ‘digital nomads’.

Club Med has evaluated each destination on the basis of cost, security, average Internet speed and the presence of nature or well-being areas. These categories contributed to each destination’s numerical score, which ends at 320 points.

Ten countries came out on top with index scores above 150 points, according to the Club Med ranking.

Thailand was named the best country for remote workers with an average rating of 285 – the highest on the list.

In particular, two cities in Thailand have stood out with Club Med for remote workers wishing to work in paradise.

The first was Phuket, an island in the Thai province of Phuket that features Sino-Portuguese architecture and white sandy beaches. Phuket is the # 1 nomadic digital location for its less than $ 1000 per month living expenses, 4 out of 5 security rating, 22 Megabits per second average Wi-Fi speed, 710 adventure activities, and 251 relaxation activities , according to Club Med.

Similar to Phuket, Thailand’s Krabi Province would be a worker-friendly remote getaway with an estimated monthly cost of living of $ 787.71, an average Wi-Fi speed of 25 Mbps, and 401 adventure and leisure activities. relaxation.

Among the other countries remaining in Club Med’s top 10, 7 are also located in South or South-East Asia, notably Sri Lanka, Singapore, Cambodia, Maldives, Indonesia, Malaysia and India.

Meanwhile, the only two non-Asian countries to make the top list were Brazil and Mexico.

Here’s a look at the top 10 Club Med countries for remote workers.

Top 10 countries for remote work, according to Club Med

Ko Poda Island, Krabi province, Thailand.
Ko Poda Island, Krabi province, Thailand.
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1. Thailand (index score: 285)

  • Phuket: Cost of living per month: $ 998.66, Wi-Fi speed: 22 Mbps, Number of activities: 961
  • Krabi: Cost of living per month: $ 787.71, Wi-Fi speed: 25 Mbps, Number of activities: 401

2. Sri Lanka (index score: 238)

  • Colombo: Cost of living per month: $ 787.71, Wi-Fi speed: 8 Mbps, Number of activities: 480

3. Singapore (index score: 232)

  • Singapore: Cost of living per month: $ 2,564.20, Wi-Fi speed: 89 Mbps, Number of activities: 739

4. Cambodia (index score: 216)

  • Siem Reap: Cost of living per month: $ 938.86, Wi-Fi speed: 7 Mbps, Number of activities: 445

5. Maldives (index score: 187)

  • Man: Cost of living per month: $ 1120.78, Wi-Fi speed: 4 Mbps, Number of activities: 450

6. Indonesia (index score: 182)

  • Jimbaran: Cost of living per month: $ 589.58, Wi-Fi speed: 14 Mbps, Number of activities: 278
  • Canggu: Cost of living per month: $ 1,200.81, Wi-Fi speed: 23 Mbps, Number of activities: 290
  • Ubud: Cost of living per month: $ 1,594.18, Wi-Fi speed: 19 Mbps, Number of activities: 476

7. Malaysia (index score: 180)

  • Kuala Lumpur: Cost of living per month: $ 1,147.14, Wi-Fi speed: 19 Mbps, Number of activities: 415
  • Ipoh: Cost of living per month: $ 1,250.01, Wi-Fi speed: 17 Mbps, Number of activities: 199

8. Brazil (index score: 173)

  • Rio de Janeiro: Cost of living per month: $ 1,334.89, Wi-Fi speed: 11 Mbps, Number of activities: 837

9. India (index score: 169)

  • Goa: Cost of living per month: $ 1,389.10, Wi-Fi speed: 12 Mbps, Number of activities: 558

10. Mexico (index score: 154)

  • Cancun: Cost of living per month: $ 1052.71, Wi-Fi speed: 10 Mbps, Number of activities: 715
  • Playa: Cost of living per month: $ 1,287.15, Wi-Fi speed: 12 Mbps, Number of activities: 632
  • Cozumel: Cost of living per month: $ 1,250.59, Wi-Fi speed: 12 Mbps, Number of activities: 571
  • Puerto Vallarta: Cost of living per month: $ 1,573.50, Wi-Fi speed: 23 Mbps, Number of activities: 464

According to the US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.7 million people were considered remote workers before the coronavirus pandemic.

Conversely, 17 million people aspire to one day become a digital nomad, according to a study by MBO Partners.


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