As more of us work remotely even as restrictions begin to ease in some countries, the idea of swapping the sofa for a sandy beach is becoming more and more appealing.
The nomadic digital lifestyle is now a more accessible choice as technology helps keep people connected, wherever they are in the world. But what are the best places to consider for a digital nomadic lifestyle?
Club Med analyzed the following criteria in its new study to determine exactly where digital nomads are expected to flock in 2021.
- Cost of life: how much does your average cold beer cost at the end of the workday?
- Security: how are the crime rates in this area?
- Average Internet Speed: How clear will your Zoom image be?
- Number of adventurous activities: What rewarding things can nomads do on weekends?
- Number of relaxing activities: in what ways can you relax?
- Work places: What are coworking spaces, cafes, bars like?
The results are as follows:
- Phuket, thailand
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Krabi, Thailand
- Colombia, Sri Lanka
- Jimbaran, Indonesia
- Singapore, Singapore
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Cancun, Mexico
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Canggu, Indonesia
Take a closer look at the top scorers …
Phuket, Thailand is the world’s best place for digital nomads
The study found that Phuket in Thailand is the most attractive place in the world for digital nomads with a total score of 290/320. The island’s low average cost of living of € 950 per month means digital nomads have plenty of money in store to enjoy the region’s 251 relaxing experiences and 750 adventurous activities.
Phuket also had a high safety score with 4/5.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam came second
Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is the second best place in the world for digital nomads with 274/320.
Its low cost of living of € 830 per month coupled with the heat at 34 ° C and high speed Internet make it a dream destination for digital nomads. The city also had a high pleasure score with 4.5 / 5 and a high 4/5 for workplaces.
Thailand also took third place with Krabi
The third best place in the world for digital nomads is Krabi in Thailand with a score of 272/320.
The island’s low average cost of living of € 750 per month allows digital nomads to make the most of the 232 leisure activities on offer. And the 31 ° C climate makes exploring limestone cliffs, caves and lush jungles a dream.