The epidemic caused by Govt-19 has given a new face to the work market. New factors are now taking effect when selecting an employer / employee, and the advent of teleworking has broadened or eliminated the boundaries that divide specific market players.
With this in mind, WorkMotion has established a ranking of cities that work remotely. In total, 17 factors were taken into account, including long-distance work, cost of living, equal pay, tax system, security, access to health, mobility and happiness. “Epidemic has accelerated the trend of remote work much faster than we thought”, Co-founder and author of Carsten Leptick Administrative director Work movement. “The technology needed for long-distance work was well-established even before the epidemic. The attitude of companies working long-distance has changed. […] Accepting the idea that the best candidate to work with them could be abroad.
Above Melbourne, Dubai in defeat
All factors combined, Melbourne (Australia) tops the list. The city is followed by Montreal (Canada), Sydney (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand) and Brock (Czech Republic).
At the other end of the rankings, we see Dubai (United Arab Emirates) in 80th and last place. It is preceded by Honolulu (USA), Mexico City (Mexico), Bangalore (India) and Medellin (Colombia).
However, depending on the preferred criteria for each worker, specific locations are desirable. If Istanbul (Turkey) is the city that offers the most favorable taxation, the cost of living in Bangalore and Medellin is the lowest. In Bali (Indonesia) housing prices are cheaper, while Stockholm (Sweden) ranks first in both minority and LGBTQI + rights. Finally, the happiest people are those living in Copenhagen (Denmark). The two cities of New Zealand, Auckland and Wellington, can be said to offer the greatest political stability.
Brussels, the city … is taxed the most in the rankings
The only Belgian city to be analyzed, Brussels ranks 52nd worst. An incredible result, especially due to the tax factor, Brussels really … is in last place in this regard. It ranks 61st in terms of cost of living. It ranks 54th in terms of mobility and quality of public education. For other factors such as gender equality (31/80), security (28/80), housing prices (42/80) or the rights of LGBTQI + communities (15/80), Brussels is on a soft stomach. Index finger.
“This study provides an overview of countries with simple rules for hiring remote workers. […] Now that the shock of the epidemic has passed, we wanted to take a screen shot of the current situation in this area, which is the first step in analyzing how it will develop in the coming years., More Details Carsten Leptik. “Many long-distance workers are attracted to certain cities because they see the opportunity to change their lifestyle or climate. Perhaps this study will motivate some to change the landscape and open up to unexpected places.”
A complete classification, as well as breakdown by criteria can be found WorkMotion website.
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