The Holidu vacation rental search engine has carried out the study ‘Work Index, which classifies the best cities in the world to work and play. Among them there are six Spanish cities that enter the Top 50.
The company has made this list by analyzing a series of factors that all remote workers who want to travel consider important, and then we have identified the cities in the world that occupy the best positions in these factors. This includes the monthly cost of a one-bedroom apartment, the number of things to do rated 4 stars or higher on Google, the cost of drinks after work, the average hours of sunshine and, most importantly, the speed. of the wi-fi.
At the top of the ranking is the capital and one of the most populated cities in Thailand. Although the Internet speed is not the fastest in the world (the average is 28 Mbps), in Bangkok there are more than 450,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots.
The cost of living is one of the most affordable in the world: although accommodation is expensive, a decent meal costs next to nothing. Other pluses are that most of Bangkok’s residents speak English and that the Asian investment boom has caused many multinational companies to relocate to Bangkok, which means that the city now offers high-quality facilities to entrepreneurs and people. international business.
And in your spare time, why not visit one of the hundreds of palaces in the city, the most famous being the Grand Palace and Wat Po? It also offers a wide variety of shopping malls with top-of-the-line boutiques, and the floating morning markets are perfect for sampling local food.
2- New Delhi
New Delhi is not only the political center of India, but the capital is also historically important as a center for commerce, transportation and culture. The Asian city has abundant bazaars, museums, forts and historical monuments, libraries and places of worship, which means that there is something to explore around every corner.
In terms of accommodation, New Delhi is one of the cheapest capitals in the world, with an average of 208 euros for a one-bedroom apartment per month. It also houses 165 co-working spaces, which offer workers the opportunity to meet other like-minded people. Fortunately, if you work in Delhi you will not need a fast Internet, since the city only has an average Wi-Fi speed of 12 Mbps per second.
Lisbon ranks third in the ranking of the best cities for teleworking, ranking first in the European ranking. Although the Portuguese capital was not ranked in the top 10 in any of the individual categories, the culmination of relatively high scores across the board has earned it the bronze medal.
That’s right. Lisbon is many things: home to delicious pastel de nata, great cheap wine, and a buzz of energy as the sounds of fado fill the streets. The city also offers telecommuters easy access to many beaches just outside, perfect for a dip in the early morning or late afternoon, with taxis costing only the equivalent of € 0.40 per kilometer.
In fourth place is the second largest city in Spain, Barcelona. The unique architecture of designers like Gaudí has placed the city in the top 10 of the most Instagrammable cities, with more than 62 million photos published with #Barcelona. Gaudí’s impressive buildings, such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, are truly worth seeing, along with the other 2,737 4-star or higher attractions that Barcelona has to offer.
To keep working, the city has the second highest number of co-working spaces in Europe, after London, and occupies the seventh place in the general ranking. The speed of the Internet in Barcelona is also impressive considering its population of more than 5 million inhabitants, and the city offers telecommuters an average of 37 Mbps.
5- Buenos Aires
Tying with Budapest is the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. A South American city that has a lot to offer for both business and pleasure. The performing arts scene is an important part of the Latin American city, to the point that it is home to more than 280 theaters, so it is not surprising that it is so well classified in the category of “things to do”.
Buenos Aires is also a great option for telecommuters looking for cheap accommodation, as the monthly average for a one-bedroom apartment is 260 euros per month. The coffee is also an absolute bargain, averaging 1.3 euros for a cappuccino, the perfect spike after a late-night theater performance.
Five Spanish cities present in the ranking
Among the best cities in the world for teleworking, six Spanish cities that have positioned themselves in this magnificent ranking have also passed the cut. These cities are in order: Madrid (12), Valencia (28), Malaga (47), Seville (51), Palma de Mallorca (98).