Tallinn is the best city for remote workers

Tallinn is the best city for remote workers

By Aemilius Dost, March 17, 2024

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The Estonian capital, Tallinn has been named the best city for remote workers. This is according to a ranking by Big 7 Travel.

Tallinn was ranked number one on the list. A big help in achieving this ranking is its digital nomad visa. Workers are allowed to work in Estonia for a year if they meet the criteria.

The top 50 list of Big 7 travel also mentioned the booming economy of the Baltic state. This, in combination with the low cost of living compared to other cities, made Tallinn get on top of the list.

Rent in the city center costs only around $500 per month. Compare this with cities like Amsterdam ($2000 per month), London ($2700 per month), and Lisbon ($1400 per month), and it is clear to see why the Estonian Capital is rated so high.

At number two comes the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. During the pandemic, the country also introduced a remote worker visa.


The cities and places that came in third, fourth, and fifth were Belgrade, Serbia, Bali in Indonesia, and Chiang Mai in Thailand.

No single city in the United States or the United Kingdom made the list. Other popular destinations on the list include Berlin, Playa Del Carmen, and Tokyo.

According to Big 7 Travel, the list is based on internet access, coworking spaces, affordability and remote-friendly communities. It has also taken into account that the city has a specific digital nomad visa.

There are a number of countries that have launched digital nomad and remote worker visas over the past years. A lot of them have launched visas specifically for remote workers and digital nomads during the pandemic.

Top 50 cities for digital nomads according to Big 7 Travel

  1. Tallinn, Estonia
  2. Tbilisi, Georgia
  3. Belgrade, Serbia
  4. Bali, Indonesia
  5. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  6. Berlin, Germany
  7. Singapore
  8. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  9. Hanoi, Vietnam
  10. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  11. Vancouver, Canada
  12. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  13. Istanbul, Turkey
  14. Austin, Texas
  15. Shanghai, China
  16. Thessaloniki, Greece
  17. Malta
  18. Vilnius, Lithuania
  19. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  20. Kyiv, Ukraine
  21. Krakow, Poland
  22. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  23. Bermuda
  24. Antigua and Barbuda
  25. Tokyo, Japan
  26. Seoul, South Korea
  27. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  28. Marrakech, Morocco
  29. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  30. Tel Aviv, Israel
  31. Porto, Portugal
  32. Madrid, Spain
  33. Quito, Ecuador
  34. Santiago, Chile
  35. Lima, Peru
  36. Bangkok, Thailand
  37. Aruba
  38. Budapest, Hungary
  39. Medellín, Colombia
  40. Taipei, Taiwan
  41. Melbourne, Australia
  42. Cape Town, South Africa
  43. Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  44. Zurich, Switzerland
  45. Barbados
  46. Lisbon, Portugal
  47. Prague, Czech Republic
  48. Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
  49. Mexico City, Mexico
  50. Wellington, New Zealand

Aemilius Dost is originally from the Netherlands but moved to Mexico more than two years ago. He started traveling when he was 19 and visited over 20 countries spread over North, and Central America, Europe and Asia. He currently works as a freelance SEO specialist and has worked with companies such as Surfshark, SafetyWing, and BP.

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