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Best countries for remote working in 2021

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Kalila Sangster
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Young Caucasian blogger with earphones in ears and in plaid shirt drinking coffee and using laptop while sitting in coffee shop.
Remote working has boomed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with many companies shifting to online working, leading more employees to consider a digital nomad lifestyle. Photo: Getty

Canada has been crowned the best country for remote working in 2021 in a new ranking of the best places to be a digital nomad by Circle Loop.

One of the biggest tech hubs in the world, Canada is also among the top 10 happiest countries of the world, according to the Digital Nomad Index. The North American country attracts plenty of workers from abroad as 21.3% of its population is made up of migrants.

“Remote jobs in Canada” was searched 83,900 across the world last year.

The UK comes in at number two, receiving the second-highest number of searches for remote jobs globally — 68,400 searches. The UK also boasts a place in the list of the top 20 happiest countries in the world, according to the World Happiness Index.

Romania is in third place, offering some of the cheapest average monthly costs of fixed-line broadband packages. With the average monthly cost of broadband just £6.60, the eastern European country also offers the fastest broadband speed in the list of the top 10 best country for remote working in 2021 at 188.55 Mbps.

Romania also offers the lowest average monthly rent at £283 ($384) for a one-bedroom apartment.

Sweden comes in at number four, followed by its Scandinavian neighbour Denmark which boasts the highest happiness rating within the list of the top 10 countries for remote working in 2021.

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France takes sixth place followed by the Netherlands, Australia, and Switzerland.

Switzerland is one of the most expensive places on the list to be a digital nomad, with monthly average rents standing at £1,345 for a one-bedroom apartment and broadband costing an average £58.40 per month.

Germany rounds out the top 10.

All the countries in the top 10 offer working holiday visas, making it easier for digital nomads to work remotely.

Remote working has boomed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with many companies shifting to online working, leading more employees to consider a digital nomad lifestyle.

Top 10 countries for remote working in 2021 according to the Digital Nomad Index:

  1. Canada

  2. UK

  3. Romania

  4. Sweden

  5. Denmark

  6. France

  7. Netherlands

  8. Australia

  9. Switzerland

  10. Germany

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