• David Fortunato

Best places to work remotely in 2022

Working remotely is the new normal, and it's now time to take advantage of this perk. If you could skip the morning commute, spend more time with your family and friends, and work in your pajamas, wouldn’t you? But another advantage is also being able to live (or just take some time) wherever you want and whenever you want, without the dependency of your employee office.

Now we will give you some suggestions for you to work remotely in 2022. Ok, the title says that are the "best places", but there are no best places, but just places we should explore while working remotely. Here are our top 5 for 2022.

5. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, City
Istanbul, Turkey (source: Pexels.com)

Internet speed: Average, 11 Mbps

Cost: Cheap, $900/month

Safety: Bad (political conflict)

Global score: 3/5

Living in Istanbul as a foreigner is a great lifestyle move to make. As Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul offers so much including a low cost of living, a unique culture, the best nightlife and shopping scenes in the country, as well as an abundance of tourist and historical attractions. To move here is to embrace an alternative way of living to the western world, yet still, be at the forefront of trends. Don’t just take our word for it.

Many working expats choose the city to further their career, and some retirees choose it as a temporary base so they can explore a destination that in history shaped events around the world. Now, while some people say just pack your bags and come, we always say a little planning, even for well-travelled expatriates, is advantageous. So, in this article, we look at the need to knows when relocating from your home country, including residence visas, health insurance, best places to live, and more.

4. Penang, Malaysia

Penang, Malasya great place to work remotely
Penang, Malasya (source: Unsplash)

Internet speed: Good, 17 Mbps

Cost: Cheap, $1000/month

Safety: Great

Global score: 4/5

All you really need to know about Penang is that the island is considered the food capital of Malaysia, has beaches and its nickname is the "Pearl of the Orient."

It's also safe for women, locals are friendly to foreigners, mountains are nearby, and the architecture is interesting.

Need more convincing? It’s also pretty cheap, at a little over a thousand dollars per month for decent expat life.

3. Madeira, Portugal

great place to work remotely - Madeira, Portugal
Madeira, Portugal (source: Unsplash)

Internet speed: Fast, 25 Mbps

Cost: Cheap, $1100/month

Safety: Great

Overall score: 5/5

The island of Madeira, in particular, is becoming popular with digital nomads. This isn’t a coincidence, as the government itself launched a program to attract digital nomads.

You can enjoy the beaches, mountains, and rivers on this volcanic island. Disconnecting after work is easy, given the remoteness of the location and the calm pace of life.

2. Bali, Indonesia

Great place to work remotely - Bali, Indonesia
Bali, Indonesia (source: Unsplash)

Internet speed: Fast, 21 Mbps

Cost: Affordable, $1400/month

Safety: Great

Overall score: 4/5

Smell the tropical weather Bali has to offer. If that’s not enough, endless green rice terraces, black sand beaches, volcanoes, and lush jungles wouldn’t just be places you get to visit on a holiday. You can even use your lunch break to surf or visit the religious architecture of this spiritual mecca. Bali is a great choice if you’re embarking on your remote working journey in SE Asia.

1. Lisbon, Portugal

Best place to work remotely - Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal (source: Unsplash)

Internet speed: Fast, 28 Mbps

Cost: Affordable, $1800/month

Safety: Great

Places to work from: Great

Overall score: 5/5

We could be here for days gushing about pasteis de nata, the colorful architecture adorned with azulejos (typical Portugese tiles), the great weather, the friendly locals (the younger people usually speaks good english), the relatively cheap cost of living, the multiple lookout points scattered throughout the city for perfect views and the dirt-cheap high-quality wine.

All of this combined with a digital nomad visa, a fast internet, safety, and a robust expat community makes Lisbon a no-brainer as to the best city for remote work.

And that's it. These are the 5 top cities we definitely suggest you work remotely next year. This is the advantage of working remotely, you can choose wherever you want to work from, the harsh part is in fact choose where to go next. Meanwhile, live, have fun... Work remotely and Live anywhere.

Let us know where you are working from right now and if you advise to we also work from your current place.

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