BANGKOK, 21 June 2022: Bangkok gained second place in a new study that identifies the best spots worldwide to succeed as a digital nomad.
The study by Instant Offices ranked almost 80 locations on affordability, weather, broadband speed and more to reveal the best places to be a digital nomad in 2022.
Bangkok almost came top of the chart but was narrowly beaten by Lisbon in Portugal. The Thai capital scored high in the food and beverage category and for the 15,000 high-speed wifi spots and the cheapest accommodation globally (averaging UKP27 a night).
Bangkok ranked the second best city in the world to take up the digital nomad lifestyle. There are 35 million digital nomads worldwide, according to the Instant Offices study released last week.
80% of digital nomads prefer to stay in one location for three to nine months.
If you didn’t already know, the lines separating work and travel for the digital nomad just don’t exist. They do both on the spin, visiting locations worldwide where they can work from beaches, coffee shops and coworking spaces.
Some digital nomads travel for a few months, while others do it for years. Research suggests that 80% of digital nomads prefer to stay in one location for three to nine months.
Advances in technology, remote working and workplace culture mean that by 2035, a billion people could live and work as digital nomads. According to predictions, this global nomadic workforce, capable of plugging in anywhere in the world with a decent internet connection, will make up 1 in every three employees.
There are already 35 million digital nomads worldwide, with the trend being driven by technology, growing demand for flexible workspace, and the increasing adoption of hybrid work.
Spotlight on Asia
Unsurprisingly, over half the cities analysed in the top 60 digital nomad destinations are in Asia. Cities like Singapore and Hong Kong are high up on the list, and demand for flexible office space is high. Connectivity is also crucial, with Singapore boasting the fastest average broadband speed in the ranking, at 256 Mbps, while Jakarta has more than 97,000 wifi hotspots across the city.
To see the breakdown of the top locations for digital nomads visit:
The Instant Group
Instant Offices is part of the Instant Group founded in 1999 as a workspace innovation company that rethinks workspace on behalf of its clients injecting flexibility, reducing cost and driving enterprise performance. Instant places more than 11,000 companies a year in flexible workspace such as serviced, managed or coworking offices.