25 Best Countries For Remote Workers to Consider

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Being able to work remotely has changed the game in so many ways for individuals (and companies!). 

Not only has it created more flexibility and work happiness, but it can also allow remote workers and digital nomads to work beyond their homes. This has granted people the option to relocate to more affordable cities and travel to new locations while working. 

Certainly, a unique time to be alive, all thanks to the internet and technology.

Now not every company that offers remote work will allow you to move (or work) in different countries. But if they do, it might be worth taking advantage of that while you can. 

If you are considering working remotely from a new country, youโ€™ll want to know which places are the best for you first.  

Can I Work Remotely From Any Country?

In most countries in the world, it is legal to work there without being a permanent resident of the country. But, youโ€™ll need to check the country’s laws around obtaining a visa as well as following the tax requirements to ensure you can work and stay there legally. 

For example, if you are a U.S. citizen and work for a United States-based company, you can live abroad when you comply with the local visa regulations.

And because you are still an American citizen, you will pay normal taxes to the United States. 

Now before you make the jump youโ€™ll want to check with your employer, especially when working in different timezones.

Additionally, when choosing your location make sure to do your research on whatโ€™s acquired to live and work in that specific country. There are no universal visa or tax laws, so you need to look into the regulations of the country you choose.

25 Best Countries for Remote Workers

Every year, there are new reports about countries that offer the best experience for remote workers. I took a collection of all of the main data points and curated them into a list of 25. 

Many of these countries may also offer incentives to encourage more remote workers to come to visit and work there. This helps boost the various countries’ economies and can improve your own experiences. 

Before we jump into the best countries for remote workers list, there are a few things to consider when choosing a country to work remotely. Consider these important categories when doing your research, which is also what I looked at too.

  • ๐Ÿ›‚ Travel accommodations (access to hotels, cars, other transportation
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Cost of living (rent prices, fuel costs, food costs)
  • ๐Ÿ™Œ Safety (crime rates, political environment, etc.)
  • โ›… Climate (temperature, seasonality, air pollution)
  • ๐Ÿฒ Social (culture, restaurants, language, events)
  • ๐Ÿ’ป Remote Work (Visas, internet speed, coworking)
   
RankCountryInformation
1. Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นWant to work remotely in Portugal? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
2.Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธWant to work remotely in Spain? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
3.Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดWant to work remotely in Romania? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
4.Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตWant to work remotely in Japan? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
5.Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชWant to work remotely in Germany? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
6.Costa Rica ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทWant to work remotely in Costa Rica? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
7.Panama ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆWant to work remotely in Panama? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
8.Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟWant to work remotely in the Czech Republic? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
9.Malta ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นWant to work remotely in Malta? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
10.Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐWant to work remotely in Denmark? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
11.Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธWant to work remotely in Iceland? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
12.Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Want to work remotely in Lithuania? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
13.Antigua & Barbuda ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌWant to work remotely in Antigua & Barbuda? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
14.Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉWant to work remotely in Indonesia? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
15.Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บWant to work remotely in Australia? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
16.Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทWant to work remotely in Croatia? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
17.Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชWant to work remotely in Estonia? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
18.Georgia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชWant to work remotely in George? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
19.United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธWant to work remotely in the United States? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
20.Mauritius ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บWant to work remotely in Mauritius? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.
21.Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดWant to work remotely in Norway? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
22.Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บWant to work remotely in Hungary? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
23.Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญWant to work remotely in Thailand? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more.  
24.Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทWant to work remotely in Brazil? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 
25.Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทWant to work remotely in Greece? Learn more about work permits, visas, applications, and much more. 

More resources for working remotely in other countries

To help you better prepare to work and travel in other countries, here are some additional resources to check out. 

Final Thoughts

The future of work is certainly here. Now more than ever is a great time to explore remote work, hybrid work, and working in different countries. 

The important thing to remember before taking the leap is to do your research. 

Traveling to other countries and working there is exciting, but you want to ensure you are organized, have a plan with your company and for your travel, and you understand that country’s specific laws. 

The countries on this list are friendly and accommodating to remote workers and digital nomads. And many additional countries are looking into offering visas and other incentives to attract more people looking to work abroad. Stay tuned!

  

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About Todd Kunsman

Todd is the founder of Remote Work Junkie and has been featured in numerous publications like Business Insider, HuffPost, CNBC, and more. Heโ€™s been a remote work advocate for close to a decade and has been working remotely full-time for 5+ years. Heโ€™s also a marketing, personal finance, and music nerd ๐Ÿค“

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