According to one research, 16.9 million American employees currently identify as digital nomads—an increase of 131% from 2019—and Forbes reports that others estimate there to be 35 million digital nomads globally. There are 23 million traveling digital workers in the United States, according to information obtained by Nomad List, a community-based service for digital nomads.
According to the New York Times, Mexico City has seen an influx of remote workers from all over the world, particularly since 2019. The tide of foreigners has not yet subsided.
A new digital nomad visa is now available in Spain, enabling remote workers making at least 2,000 euros per month to stay in the nation for up to a year. According to Apartment Therapy, at least 30 nations have introduced some type of visa since 2020 in an effort to entice remote workers, including the Bahamas, Portugal, Croatia, Mexico, and Costa Rica.
These workers—who are they? According to information acquired by Nomad List, they identify as both men and women, are mainly between the ages of 28 and 39, and have a higher degree. About 65% of people in this demographic are single, make an average of $85,000 a year, are homeowners, work in software or web development, marketing, or creative professions, or have started their own businesses.
According to Nomad List data, 59% of travelers will typically remain in one nation for 7 to 30 days, while 28% stay for 30 to 90 days
Where do they travel to? Large cities like Lisbon, London, Bangkok, Barcelona, Paris, and Mexico City are some of the most popular destinations on Nomad List. However, other areas appear to be on trend.
Based on data analyzing 238,496 check-ins, the places on this list are sorted by the growth rates of check-ins made to places by tens of thousands of Nomad List users. The most recent increase in check-ins determines the top ranking. The statistics from early January are used in this list.
Fastest-Growing Remote Work Hubs of the Past 5 Years
From 2018 to 2022, check-ins at these remote work hubs increased steadily (with the exception of 2020 due to COVID):