One of the best things about being a professional communicator is the ability to work from home…which really means the ability to work anywhere in the world.
And if you’re one of the 43% in the U.S. who reportedly work from home every day or have a hybrid model of working, you may have imagined what it would be like to live somewhere else or, an even bolder move, becoming a digital nomad.
Digital nomads live a location-independent lifestyle. They are remote or mostly remote workers (ie. only required to come in the office once a month or a few times a year) who travel to and work from different locations, never really settling in one place for too long. When you think about it, with this type of remote or uber flexible job, combined with a little help from advanced technology, you could literally live and work in France one month, and move on to Australia the next. It’s the ultimate way to experience the world all year long, while still holding down a full-time career with a steady income.
Digital nomads have been around for many years, but the incidence ballooned during the pandemic. Today, the popularity of this lifestyle remains so strong that some estimates put the total number of digital nomads around the world between 15 and 35 million, with more than half coming from the U.S.
Yet, like anything that seems too good to be true, there are defininately some downsides to living a digital nomad lifestyle. You are constantly having to find reliable WiFi, networking is a challenge and managing multiple time zones can be a pain. But for many, the benefits outweigh the hassles, at least temporarily.
While a digital nomad lifestyle is not for everyone, this trend is not going away anytime soon. And, what’s more, is it’s actually being fueled by countries offering digital nomad or remote work visas that allow you to live and work there for up to a year, and sometimes longer.
If you’re seriously considering the digital nomad lifestyle (for even part of the year), be sure to check out VisaGuide.World which created an index to assess digital nomad visas, ranking them according to internet speed, tax policies, income amount, cost of living, popularity with tourists and healthcare. In 2024, Spain ranked at the top of digital nomad score list, followed by Argentina and Romania. And, one of my favorites even makes the top 10 list (#9 – Norway!)
You can check out the full list below and go to VisaGuide.World for more specific details.
Top 10 Countries for Digital Nomads in 2024
- 🇪🇸 Spain
- 🇦🇷 Argentina
- 🇷🇴 Romania
- 🇦🇪 UAE
- 🇭🇷 Croatia
- 🇵🇹 Portugal
- 🇺🇾 Uruguay
- 🇲🇹 Malta
- 🇳🇴 Norway
- 🇦🇩 Andorra
Happy Travels My Digital Nomads Friends!