In Pictures: World’s Top 30 Places for Working Remotely

Nomadlist.com ranks cities according to how suitable they are to people who wish to work remotely. They base their ranking on a wide range of criteria, with cost of living, weather, internet speed and safety being the most important. Here are the 30 places that scored the highest on their list. Pixabay
30. Miami was ranked the 30th best place for working remotely. It scored poorly for cost of living.REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

Millennials are transforming work culture, in part because they often want to work remotely. Armed with wifi and laptops, young professionals are increasingly looking for jobs that can be performed from anywhere. Those career options are no longer primarily limited to teaching English as a second language, or joining the Peace Corps for a brief stint. This latest crop of nomadic workers includes entrepreneurs, startup employees and writers, who have the freedom to travel the world without being tied down by rent, a mortgage, or a traditional office job.

The trend is so popular it's earned at least two features in The New York Times, and whole companies have popped up to facilitate those wanting to try working remotely. Some offer a guided experience, where the travel and entertainment is planned out for participants who enroll. 

Nomadic lifestyles are aided by the peer-to-peer economy and a reliance on online communications. "It wasn’t until around 2007 that a coterie of bloggers began promoting the lifestyle and its possibilities," Kyle Chaika explained for the Times. "The trend lashed together backpacker culture, monetized web presences and the happiness-optimization schemes of Timothy Ferriss, whose influential book 'The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich' was published that year." Some of the best destinations to test out include the beaches of Bali, European metropolises, Latin American capitals, and tourist hotspots in Asia. But those interested in testing out nomad life must consider the weather at their temporary home, as well as nightlife options, restrictions on speech, and differing cultural mores. 

From Phuket to Dallas, where should you go if you want to work remotely? NomadList.com ranks all cities based on a wide range of criteria like quality of Wi-Fi connection, cost of living, air quality and security. Here are the top 30. 

29. Knoxville, Tennessee. Bad for nightlife.Google Maps
28. London, U.K. Bad for cost of living and weather. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
27. Amman, Jordan. Bad for walkability, traffic safety, freedom of speech, peace and not female friendly.REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
26. Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. Bad for cost of living and weather.REUTERS/Phil Noble
25. Syracuse, New York. Bad for weather and walkability.Google Maps
24. Taghazout, Morocco. Bad for walkability, nightlife and freedom of speech.REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
23. Chattanooga, Tennessee.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for IRONMAN
22. Seattle, Washington. Bad for cost of living and weather.REUTERS/Anthony Bolante
21. Raleigh, North Carolina.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for Rock 'N' Roll Marathon
20. Ubud, Bali. Bad for freedom of speech and nightlife.REUTERS/Bob Strong
19. Kitchener, Canada. Bad for weather and nightlife.REUTERS/Euan Rocha
18. Kuala Lumpur. Bad for traffic safety, freedom of speech, not gay friendly. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad