KAYAK: World Index For Digital Nomads

world index for digital nomads

Metasearch site KAYAK launches the first ‘Work from Wherever Index.’ Unlike other lists, this world index for digital nomads targets working travelers.  

During the pandemic, the workation trend spread across the world. So, KAYAK researched 111 countries to create the first world index for remote workers and travelers. The rank depends on 22 critical factors in 6 categories:

  1. Travel costs and accessibility; 
  2. Local prices; 
  3. Health & safety; 
  4. Remote working capabilities; 
  5. Social life; 
  6. Weather.

Considering visas, time zones, and English proficiency, the goal is finding places to work remotely and travel. As general manager KAYAK EMEA, Laure Bornet, said: “At KAYAK, we’re embracing the opportunity for people to work from almost anywhere in the world, and we expect it to be a rising trend amongst travellers in 2022 and beyond. That’s why we wanted to create a tool that helps travellers easily find destinations that cater to this new hybrid way of working, identifying the countries that offer great working conditions while also boasting amazing things to see and do in your down time.”

As a result, these are the best countries for the world index for digital nomads: 

  1. Portugal
  2. Spain
  3. Romania
  4. Mauritius
  5. Japan
  6. Malta
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Panama
  9. Czech Republic
  10. Germany

To conclude, the pandemic and remote work trends are transforming how we perceive traveling. This world index for digital nomads shows the importance of considering this new way of traveling to restart local economies. 


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