Best Places to Work Remotely in Summer 2022
If you catch yourself daydreaming of sunny beaches and exciting adventures while in the grey office or small kitchen in your overpriced city apartment, you really need to consider remote working!
Remote work has gone almost mainstream during the pandemic. For many, it became a necessity, not an option or a distant dream. It also proved to often save money, and improve work-life balance and general well-being. Remote work brings many opportunities, to find out more about the future of the Remote Revolution check out our blog!
If you are looking for tips on how to get a remote job, we’ve got you covered! In our other article, we also revealed the most popular and demanded remote positions in 2022, based on our anonymised internal data.
In this blog, we would want to present some of our top picks for remote working locations, based on our research, but also personal experience of the PitchMe team! Whether you are looking to save money, avoid the heat, connect with the digital nomad’s community or for an accessible nature, this blog will introduce you to some of the best places to work remotely this summer!
Whether you’re after a sunny beach, cheap accommodation, lively nightlife, accessible nature or you simply want to avoid the heat, we hope these destinations will help you decide where to work remotely this summer!
Pedestrian streets framed by cafes, galleries and shops galore; loads of new tech and coworking spaces; an ancient fortress and a vibrant farmers market are just a few things that will meet you in Serbia’s charming Belgrade. This historic and culturally rich hub is perfect for remote workers. Internet? You’re looking at 24 MBPS no prob. Looking for a coworking space? $100/month. The cost of living is the real appeal here with a monthly average hovering around $1,425. Plus, Serbia’s location makes it a great jumping-off point for the rest of the region.
Famous for its gorgeous Bavaria region down south, vibrant beer scene and bustling art mecca – aka Berlin; it’s no wonder Germany is a massive pull for tourists and expats alike. Thanks to Germany’s comparably lenient freelancer visa, it’s a great option for those digital nomads to relocate long-term. Moreover, Germany’s standard of living, economic security and quality of life is one of the best Europe has to offer. Learn more about the freelance visa, or “Frierberufler” here.
Estonia has enacted a new visa in recent years that allows digital nomads to work remotely in the country for up to a year. The capital city is oozing with charm and surprise that will have you living in a real-life Baltic fairytale. More importantly, though, the digital economy here is booming. In fact, 99% of public services are available online 24/7, so you’ll never have an issue with internet access. Additionally, the cost of living is relatively low with rent in the city centre falling to around $500.
Portugal was ranked the all-around best country to work remotely from worldwide, scoring high across the board in all categories, including great weather, a high abundance of places for going out, low-crime rates, and relatively low cost of living. Portugal also offers a digital nomad visa, and many locals have a high English proficiency that attracts expats.
Spain came in second place, largely due to its high quantity of restaurants and cafes per capita, paired with fast internet speed, plenty of co-working spaces and remote visas for freelancers. It also has a buzzing nightlife and is very LGBTQ+ friendly. Air pollution is also low here, and a long-term rental apartment will set you back £424 (€507) a month on average. If you want to get off the beaten track, here are some of the most beautiful villages you’ve never heard of.
Expats love Bali, that’s a fact whether we like it or not. Some prefer Vietnam, some Thailand, others Sri Lanka, but there is no doubt that Bali is the digital nomad’s favourite in South-East Asia. If surrounding yourself with the community is something you are after then look no more and get a one-way ticket to that tropical paradise!
It’s not all due to Bali’s breathtaking nature and culture, but also the facilities for digital nomads. Forget the coworking spaces that you’ve stepped into in metropolitan cities like WeWork, Impact Hub, or Regus. Bali offers coworking spaces unlike those that you’ve visited before. Chris “The Freelancer” Dodd sums up the top coworking spaces in Bali in this article, and if there’s anything in common among them, it’s this: coworking spaces in Bali offers an ambience and vibes unlike anywhere else in the world.
Georgia has it all – great food, welcoming locals, fascinating history and culture, the best parties, great prices, mountains, sea, deserts, forest, ski-resorts, fascinating architecture, co-working and co-living places, affordable and reliable internet and more wineries than anything! Tbilisi attracts all the remote workers that it wants, but what sets the Georgian capital apart is that it allows most nationalities to stay without a visa for up to a year. Digital nomads can stop the constant cycle of packing up and moving every couple of months and set down temporary roots here. This is a breath of fresh air for remote workers that feel burnt out by too much movement. Whether you want to enjoy a sunny beach in Adjara, nature breath in Kakheti, fun nightlife in Tbilisi, a quiet small-town lifestyle in Kutaisi or some cool temperatures in Mestia – Georgia has you covered
Despite being one of the more expensive destinations to live in, it was 5th in The Best Countries To Work From in 2022 by KAYAK! Japan’s cost of living is relatively high, but as soon as you go out of the major cities (Tokyo, Osaka) things become cheaper and more interesting.
The Asian nation scored the highest on Safety and Social Life. Another reason for being in the top 5 is that prices in Japan haven’t changed too much in the past few decades. It used to be a very expensive country, but nowadays the cost of living is similar to Spain or Portugal except for Tokyo.
Yokohama and Osaka are also the most expensive cities in Japan. Osaka and Kyoto are also popular expat destinations. They are slightly cheaper cities to live in than the country’s capital. For example, in Kyoto, the previous capital of Japan; known for its historic temples and shrines, a single person can manage with about 1,500 USD/month. Expect to spend the bulk of your income on accommodation costs. This website offers a great cost of living comparison between Japan and other countries in the world.
That would be all when it comes to PitchMe’s favourite places to work remotely. However, you might want to find out what are the worst places to work remotely? Do you have any favourite or least favourite places to work from? Share with us your remote working stories to get featured on our blog and social media!
And why do you work remotely? To avoid winter? To save some money? Be closer to your family or be closer to nature? To explore cultures of the world? To follow the skiing or surfing season? To see how it feels to live in the capital cities of the world? To learn new languages? Or maybe your job requires it? Would you like to see some more recommendations for remote workers? You must let us know in the comment section below! We can not wait to hear from you!
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