At number 31 on the list of the 75 best destinations for attracting so-called digital nomads, a trend that has become even more visible during the pandemic is Athens.
The capital of Greece is included in the list of cities that are ideal destinations for travel and life.
The Nestpick study puts Athens 31st, higher than Dublin (32nd), Paris (36th), Rome (62nd) and Shanghai (73rd), scoring much higher scores on such criteria. like cost of living, weather, etc.
At the same time, Greece is one of the few countries on this list that is introducing a law introducing visas for digital nomads, making it easier for them to stay in our country. Other countries that have taken similar steps are Australia, Dubai, Estonia and the Czech Republic.
It is noted that during the pandemic, a large number of professionals continued to work in their companies remotely, but lived in other countries. The digital nomad market is very promising: Greece is laying claim to a solid market share by offering incentives to attract as many digital nomads as possible.
In fact, according to a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, if Greece manages to attract 100,000 digital nomads in one year, and they stay here for 6 months, the benefit could be € 1.6 billion per year.
The first place in the preferences of digital nomads is Melbourne.
According to Nestpick research, Melbourne tops the list of ideal cities for digital nomads, followed by Dubai, Sydney and Tallinn (Estonia). London is in 5th place, followed by Tokyo, Singapore, Glasgow, Montreal and Berlin, rounding out the top ten.
As you know, the “Work from Anywhere 2021” index ranks 75 cities on various factors related to work from home, which play an important role in the choice of destination for digital nomads. These include the cost of living and infrastructure (taxation, rent, internet speed), legislation and freedoms that the city provides (remote work, freedom and equality issues), and quality of life (vaccination rates, entertainment, weather, health benefits, etc.) .).
“The past year has proven to many companies that telecommuting is not just an opportunity, but something that can benefit everyone,” said Nestpick founder and CEO Omer Kucukdere.