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These Are The Top 5 Most Popular Destinations For Digital Nomads Right Now

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As more and more modern employees seek the excitement and flexibility of digital nomadism, we get closer to answering the age-old question – if people could live anywhere on Earth, where would they go?

A large study conducted by Enterprise Apps Today set out to discover the cities remote workers are favoring the most right now, and remember, for a place to be a favorite among digital nomads, it has to check many boxes, including high safety levels, good internet connectivity, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and justifiable prices.

woman working in front of the Eiffel Tower, Paris

What the study found was that the ~35 million digital nomads currently roaming around the world are heavily preferring these five stunning cities.

5. Paris, France

Not only is Paris the capital of the most popular destination among short-term travelers, but it’s quickly becoming an all-time favorite among digital nomads as well.

Paris, France

Being a hub for culture, art, fashion, and great food, the French capital encourages modern-day professionals to seek a better work-life balance; after all, it’s difficult to stay hidden behind closed doors all day when there’s so much around you to explore.

While going through the many iconic attractions Paris is famous for is bound to take some time, your work doesn’t have to be left on the back burner, either.

digital nomad working on a laptop in a Paris cafe, France

You can still go out and enjoy the gorgeous sights of the city from one of the many co-working spaces, like Anticafé or WeWork, where you can get everything done without feeling like you’ve wasted an entire day at the end of your work hours.

4. Berlin, Germany

Famous for its historic charm, cool vibe, and, more importantly, reasonably-priced lifestyle (at least compared to other cities of its caliber), Berlin proudly claims the fourth spot on today’s list.

Now, you might be wondering – how cheap can such a developed European capital really be?

aerial view of Berlin, Germany

According to Numbeo, Berlin is one of the cheapest destinations you’ll read about today, second only to an Asian hotspot which I’ll get to in a minute.

So, for those who want to experience the allure of Europe from a trendy, highly connected hotspot, there’s truly no better option than the German capital.

3. New York City, United States

North America’s proud (and sole) representative on the list is none other than New York, a place so talked-about and well-known that it needs no introduction.

Statue of Liberty and Jersey City and Manhattan cityscape in New York City

While the unofficial capital of the world is undoubtedly one of the priciest cities to live in, many young professionals feel like its magnetic energy, cultural diversity, and, more importantly, the virtually endless array of networking opportunities are worth the high price point.

Here, modern, spacious co-working spaces are a dime a dozen, while the city’s extensive public transportation system makes navigating the concrete jungle feel far less intimidating than you’d think.

new york city landscape

2. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok shares a lot of qualities with the cities mentioned thus far (vibrant atmosphere, rich cultural heritage, great business opportunities, and so on), but it’s the low cost of living that really sets it apart from other metropolises and puts it at the no. 2 spot among the most popular destinations for digital nomads.

Remote workers can expect to pay roughly 57% less on day-to-day expenses just by choosing to live in Bangkok rather than a big U.S. urban center like New York.

Aerial View Of Modern Skyscrapers At Night In Bangkok, Thailand, Southeast Asia

When it comes to rent prices, the price disparity becomes even more noticeable.

The same type of rental that would cost you $3000 in New York will only set you back around $531 in the Thai capital, leaving you with a lot more disposable income to invest, spend, or save to your heart’s desire.

1. London, United Kingdom

With U.S. travelers visiting London in never-seen-before numbers, the allure of the UK capital has never been stronger than it is right now, and the Enterprise Apps Today ranking just further proves how popular the city is.

London, the UK. Red bus in motion and Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster.

No matter whether you’re looking for new professional opportunities or just a higher quality of life, London promises all remote workers everything they’ve been wanting and more.

Here, you can spend your days exploring world-class attractions, working in communal spaces like The Office Group, or attending the many networking events and industry conferences that take place year-round.

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