When you think of the “ideal job”, what comes to mind? Some people may mention money as the biggest attractive feature of a job, some might talk about work hours or the nature of their work. But, since the pandemic started, a new quality has been added to this list – one that perhaps remained unimaginable up until this point.
The pandemic forced one too many unwelcomed circumstances onto the world, amongst which comes remote working. In a world once accustomed to traditional office-based workspaces, this changed ushered in a new trend called digital nomadism. Thanks to this new fad (hopefully one that’s here to stay), people are reimagining work, specifically by exploring the option of traveling even during workdays.
Exploring Digital Nomadism
According to the founder and CEO of Nest Pick, everyone in the workforce realizes just how advantageous remote working is for everyone involved. As we continue to witness technological advancement, the digital nomad brand is becoming increasingly coveted, with more and more people opting to switch to this highly appealing lifestyle. In fact, even governments are hopping on board, with Portugal leading the herd, which turned a community on the island of Madeira into a digital nomad village.
Since digital nomadism is all about working on the go, the worker’s needs must be met during their travels. Keeping this in mind, 75 major cities around the globe were studied and analyzed by an Italian firm and ranked according to factors most sought out by digital nomads. This included things such as average Wi-Fi cost and speed, average accommodation cost, air quality, weather quality, security, etc.
This list, known as the “Work From Anywhere Index”, is perhaps the best thing that a digital nomad could ask for, granting them vital information needed to decide where to go next while also ensuring their needs will be met in said place.
More on the Index
The index comprises 16 categories scored from 1 to 100. Currently ranked #1 on the list is Melbourne, Australia, a city that has a special visa entry for digital nomads and promises fun, freedom, and is relatively cheaper than other global metropolises. Ranked highest for religious freedom (amongst other kinds of freedoms), Reykjavik is the Icelandic capital city, the cherry on top being the fact that the city also offers the fastest internet service in the world. The only drawback to Reykjavik is the high number of taxes you’d have to pay. Ranked #2 on the overall list is Dubai, UAE, which imposes 0 tax on foreigners. Moreover, if you’re looking for cheap accommodation, St. Petersburg is the place for you.
As of late 2020, the world, quite literally, is your oyster. Sure, letting go of your roots permanently can be overwhelming but, you can’t let a little fear stand in your way after all. Plus, you even have the Work From Anywhere Index to help you take your pick of cities.