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European nations dominate list of top countries for remote work

Denmark tops list as Netherlands and Germany follow closely, highlighting northern Europe's dominance.

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European countries are leading the global charge in remote work.
They evaluated 108 countries based on cybersecurity, economics, infrastructure, and social safety.
Morocco emerged as the top remote work destination in Africa.

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European countries are leading the global charge in remote work, dominating NordLayer’s list of premier destinations for remote professionals.

The Global Remote Work Index 2023 by NordLayer evaluated 108 countries based on cybersecurity, economics, infrastructure, and social safety to identify the top destinations for remote work.

Denmark secured the top spot on the list, showcasing excellence in both digital and physical infrastructure, as well as social safety measures.

“Despite its high cost of living and expensive internet, Denmark shines in social inclusiveness, internet quality, e-infrastructure, e-government, and healthcare, positioning it as an ideal hub for remote work,” the report stated.

The Netherlands followed closely in second place, excelling in social safety and scoring high marks in digital and physical infrastructure, economic stability, and cyber safety.

Germany secured third place, particularly noted for its cybersecurity and economic stability.

“Despite its lower rankings in overall safety and digital and physical infrastructure, its affordability in internet services helps to balance the score,” the report highlighted.

The top 10 list includes

– Denmark,

– Netherlands,

– Germany,

– Spain,

– Sweden,

– Portugal,

– Estonia,

– Lithuania,

– Ireland,

– Slovakia

European countries, particularly those in the northern regions, dominate the rankings, with Germany, Spain, and Portugal securing the 3rd, 4th, and 6th spots respectively.

“Most of the top half consists of European nations, except for Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina,” the report noted.

In other regions, Morocco emerged as the top remote work destination in Africa, securing the 48th position. In Asia, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore led the pack. In North America, Canada and the United States made it to the top 20, while Mexico lagged behind at 62nd place. Costa Rica led Central America at 54th place, while Uruguay claimed the top spot for remote work in South America at 43rd place.

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