When COVID-19 hit, our workforce was forced to undergo significant changes in order to protect itself from the deadly effects of the pandemic. Many employees with the opportunity to work from home were forced to set up their own versions of a home office and adjust to their new lifestyle. The employment landscape completely shifted, and one of the most significant recent trends is the rise of remote employees or better known as digital nomads.
As the world opens up after the pandemic lockdown, many remote employees are looking to travel while working at the same time. This type of lifestyle allows for an opportunity to explore without needing to file for a leave of absence from the office. Working abroad is an excellent method to lose oneself in a different culture for an extended length of time. In terms of money, working while traveling permits you to stay for as long as you desire rather than just a vacation.
There are hundreds of places you can travel to and have a wonderful experience but there are some factors to consider. Keep reading to find out!
Cape Verde implemented the Cabo Verde Remote Working Program, a digital nomad visa in 2020. It grants remote workers a six-month temporary employment and tourism visa. You can also extend your stay once your visa expires. At 86p a cup, the country also offers the most affordable coffee for all coffeeholic who need a shot of caffeine to start working. Among all countries considered, Cape Verde has the cheapest rent for an average price of £224.81 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Time zones can greatly impact your ability to function and work properly so it is one of the major factors to consider. For remote employees from the United Kingdom, there is no time difference in Portugal so there’s no need to bother about adjusting to time changes. It also offers high-speed internet at 111.85mbps which is faster than the UK.
Considering the practicality of remote working, Spain has the fastest download speeds, with 154.73mbps across the board. For those who prefer a collaborative environment, a co-working space may be the perfect option for you and Spain took the top spot offering a high number of co-working spaces. Spain also offers the cheapest Digital Nomad Visa for around €80 only.
Tbilisi offers a lot of great spots when it comes to locating a decent cafe or coworking space. There are numerous areas with free WiFi and places to join where you may confidently complete your work. A healthy social life is key to creating a work-life balance. Being part of a community and bonding over quality alcoholic drinks will keep the night alive. Georgia offers the most affordable draught beer for £1.21 per half a liter.
Dubai’s weather is pleasant all year, with basically two seasons: summer and winter. The country receives an average of 8 to 10 hours of sunlight each day throughout the year. Expect clear skies and mild to hot temperatures, making it ideal to work by their man-made beach and enjoy its fine snowy-white sand. During the winter months, Dubai gets very little rain, usually only a day or two.
Lastly, mixing business and travel might result in lifestyle changes, and it is critical to examine some aspects of this. Remote working while visiting a new city or country can be pricey, so doing thorough research about your destination will save you from risky and expensive choices. Don’t forget to have fun and live your best #WorkFromAbroad life!