Bangkok ranks world’s second best city for digital nomads

Bangkok is the world’s second best city in which to work as a digital nomad because of its mix of accommodation, WiFi spots, transport and cuisine, according to a new study by the UK-based flexible working solutions provider The Instant Group.

The study revealed Bangkok was only surpassed by Lisbon, Portugal in the rankings. Bangkok’s impressive position was attributed to delectable local food, the availability of over 15,000 high-speed WiFi spots, stellar transport options as well as the cheapest accommodation available globally, averaging £27 (1,174 baht) a night for an Airbnb.

Key factors for flexible nomadic workspaces are affordability, weather, broadband speed, scenery and transport, with Bangkok scoring well in all these categories.

Many major tourist hotspots were ranked comparatively low on the list, including London, Paris and Venice which all appeared far below several unexpected winners such as Thessaloniki, Gothenburg and San Jose.

Meanwhile, over half the cities assessed in the study’s top 60 are in Asia. Cities like Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong offer captivating travel experiences, scenery and food alongside stellar connectivity, infrastructure and a manageable cost of living, the study notes.

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