Top 20 cities for working from home during COVID pandemic

The data looked at vaccine rates, LGBTQ equality, and culture

Top 20 cities for working from home during COVID pandemic

As life slowly returns to something akin to normality, the battle between remote vs return-to-office patrons is heating up. There’s no denying that remote work quite literally saved the day – allowing employers to remain profitable during the pandemic. However, is it really fair to except this to continue in a COVID-free world? Afterall, some cities are more amenable to hybrid models than others – as a recent report highlighted.

Nestpick's Work-From-Anywhere Index has pinpointed the top 75 cities to work from home in – with Melbourne taking the number one spot. Looking at factors such as costs and infrastructure, legislation, freedoms and liability, the report analysed 75 global cities to find a unique ranking for each. The research took into consideration COIVD vaccination rates, cost of living, LGBTQ equality, internet speeds, weather, and culture to create the data.

The top 20 cities to work from home are;

  1. Melbourne
  2. Dubai
  3. Sydney
  4. Tallinn
  5. London
  6. Tokyo
  7. Singapore
  8. Glasgow
  9. Montreal
  10. Berlin
  11. Prague
  12. Toronto
  13. Chicago
  14. Hong Kong
  15. Lisbon
  16. Cape Town
  17. Edinburgh
  18. Vienna
  19. Los Angeles
  20. New York

“The Work-from-Anywhere Index uses data to determine the global cities with the best legislation, infrastructure, and livability in place to relocate to and work remotely from,” the report reads. “The study compares and analyzes 75 cities according to 16 diverse factors to create a final ranking based on a total score.

“The cities were selected from a list of global locations renowned as popular destinations for relocation and livability, including those who have demonstrated willingness to encourage foreign-employed workers to move there.”

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