Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014 by Will Hagle
NomadList is a website that organizes the best cities for individuals to work remotely, based on cost of living, temperature and other factors.
As technology grows stronger and the Internet makes physical location more and more irrelevant, individuals are increasingly finding employment online. Considering the cost of rent and office space in large cities like London and New York, allowing employees to telecommute simply makes sense for many businesses in which the work can be completed through the computer. The ability to work remotely can also be beneficial to employees if intelligently take advantage of the situation (which is still somewhat unique, but becoming increasingly common). NomadList displays the best locations for individuals to work remotely, factoring in country, region, estimated cost of living/month, climate, internet access and a variety of other factors.
NomadList‘s homepage consists of, as its name suggests, a clearly-defined list. Each of the aforementioned factors can be used to resort the list accordingly, allowing users to find places that best suit their work preferences and necessities. If you need somewhere that’s on a similar time zone to your home office, for instance, the site can display a city’s time difference compared to your current location. If you click on a particular city, much more information is displayed. Chiang Mai, Thailand, for instance — the city with the highest overall “NomadScore,” has high ratings for Wifi availability, friendliness to foreigners, and “coffee place with WiFi density.” The average costs for meals, rent, hostels and co-working spaces are also displayed for each location, as well as suggested airlines and places to work. Well, haven’t you packed your laptop yet?