If you’re a remote worker and have a flexible employer, what are you waiting for? You can go anywhere and still get the same amount of work done. A change of scene might even inspire more productivity. Relocate as a digital nomad with these top spots for an exotic work-from-home lifestyle.
You have all the conveniences of a large American city in Honolulu, and an incredible tropical island that you can explore in your off time. Scenery doesn’t get much more dramatic than mountains, waterfalls, and the Pacific Ocean.
This Caribbean country is encouraging remote workers to stay a while with a 12-month Welcome Stamp visa. Your family is welcome to come along, too. With a long-term rental and a little preparation, you might even want to make Rihanna’s hometown your own.
Seoul, South Korea
Check into inexpensive Airbnb accommodations and use the cheap public transport to enjoy a city of art and culture. You can even rent a private space with a desk and Wi-Fi service for around $7 a day. At those prices, you’ll find plenty of other expatriates to socialize with.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Like Barbados, Dubai has launched a one-year virtual working program—as long as you can prove that you make at least $5,000 a month. Even better than the breathtaking skyscrapers, sand dunes, beaches, and fine dining? There’s no individual income tax.
If you’re in a creative business, you’ll love the artsy vibe of Berlin. And if you’re a techie, you’ll feel right at home among all the startups and entrepreneurs. You can meet people at a shared office space and then take advantage of the city’s vigorous nightlife.
Cape Town, South Africa
Digital nomads are finding that Cape Town is one of the top spots for an exotic work-from-home lifestyle because it offers a 90-day visa. While it’s not the cheapest place to live, it’s at the center of things as the “Silicon Cape” technology hub of Africa.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon