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Fastest growing
remote work hubs
of 2023

Remote work is now on an exponential trajectory and growing fast. With its growth, thousands of destinations, from tiny surf villages to cosmopolitan mega cities, are now competing to attract remote workers. Every second, Nomad List tracks the movement of tens of thousands of digital nomads to spot the currently trending places to live and work remotely.

Destinations here are ranked by growth rates of check-ins made to places by tens of thousands of Nomad List members using live data analyzing 306,966 check-ins. The primary rank is the most recent growth in check-ins.

These table shows the growth in check-ins for each year in the last 5 years, as well as the last 5 year's growth numbers, and it's ranked by the last 2 year's growth numbers to give you an idea of the fastest growing remote work hubs. It also shows the current rank on Nomad List, so you can gauge the popularity of the place.

Note that the COVID19 pandemic in 2020 has influenced the numbers in 2020 and 2021 and will probably continue doing so for awhile. For example: places with less travel restrictions (like Mexico) have grown faster for that reason, amongst others.

Fastest growing remote work hubs in 2023

Destinations that are growing fast this year.

Consistently growing remote work hubs in last 5 years

These remote work hubs have consistently grown in check-ins in the last 5 years (except 2020, due to COVID), from 2018 to 2023.

Fastest growing already established remote work hubs in last 5 years

Destinations that are growing fast in the last 5 years (except 2020, due to COVID) and already have a high amounts of remote workers there now.

Most consistently growing remote work hubs which have affordable real estate that foreigners can invest in

These remote work hubs have consistently grown in check-ins in the last 5 years (except 2020, due to COVID, and not counting the current year), have low priced real estate (< $350,000 median 1br house price) and let foreigners legally own real estate. These might be good places to invest in real estate.

Top remote work hubs by visits in 2022

These are the overall most visited remote work hubs by absolute trip counts in 2022, regardless of growth.

Top remote work hubs by month

This table shows the movement from place to place by month by Nomad List members in the last 5 years.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bangkok Bangkok Bangkok  1โ–ฒ London London London  3โ–ฒ Berlin  2โ–ฒ London London  2โ–ฒ Lisbon  1โ–ฒ Bangkok Bangkok
 1โ–ฒ Chiang Mai  1โ–ฒ London London  1โ–ผ Bangkok  1โ–ฒ Lisbon Lisbon  4โ–ฒ Paris  1โ–ผ Berlin  2โ–ฒ Barcelona  6โ–ฒ Bangkok  1โ–ผ Lisbon  2โ–ฒ London
 1โ–ผ London  1โ–ผ Chiang Mai  2โ–ฒ Lisbon Lisbon  5โ–ฒ Barcelona Barcelona  2โ–ผ London  1โ–ฒ Lisbon Lisbon  2โ–ผ London  1โ–ฒ Chiang Mai Chiang Mai
 3โ–ฒ Mexico City  2โ–ฒ Barcelona Barcelona  4โ–ฒ New York City New York City  2โ–ฒ Berlin  2โ–ผ Lisbon  1โ–ฒ Barcelona  2โ–ผ Berlin  14โ–ฒ Chiang Mai  1โ–ผ London  2โ–ฒ Paris
New York City  4โ–ฒ Lisbon  2โ–ฒ Canggu  8โ–ฒ Amsterdam  1โ–ฒ Paris  1โ–ผ New York City  2โ–ผ Barcelona  3โ–ผ Paris  1โ–ฒ New York City  3โ–ผ Barcelona Barcelona  2โ–ฒ New York City
 3โ–ฒ Barcelona  2โ–ผ Mexico City  11โ–ฒ Paris Paris  1โ–ฒ Berlin  1โ–ผ Paris  1โ–ฒ Amsterdam  1โ–ฒ New York City  1โ–ผ Paris  1โ–ผ New York City  3โ–ฒ Paris  4โ–ผ Lisbon
 9โ–ฒ Canggu Canggu  9โ–ฒ Berlin Berlin  2โ–ผ Amsterdam Amsterdam  2โ–ผ New York City  3โ–ฒ Budapest  1โ–ฒ Amsterdam Amsterdam  1โ–ผ New York City  2โ–ฒ Mexico City
 7โ–ฒ San Francisco  3โ–ฒ Singapore  6โ–ฒ New York City  4โ–ผ Barcelona  4โ–ฒ San Francisco  5โ–ฒ Prague  2โ–ฒ Bangkok  2โ–ผ Amsterdam  1โ–ฒ Bangkok  4โ–ผ Berlin  1โ–ผ Amsterdam  2โ–ฒ Berlin
 3โ–ผ Lisbon  4โ–ฒ Medellรญn  3โ–ผ Mexico City  1โ–ฒ Tokyo  7โ–ผ Bangkok  5โ–ฒ Budapest  1โ–ผ Prague  1โ–ผ Bangkok  3โ–ฒ Istanbul  3โ–ผ Paris  2โ–ฒ Mexico City  4โ–ผ Barcelona
 3โ–ฒ Buenos Aires  2โ–ผ San Francisco  13โ–ฒ Tokyo  1โ–ผ Mexico City Mexico City  1โ–ผ Bangkok  1โ–ผ Budapest  1โ–ผ Prague  1โ–ฒ San Francisco  1โ–ผ Istanbul  2โ–ผ Berlin  11โ–ฒ Phuket
 1โ–ฒ Singapore #fff Rio de Janeiro  1โ–ผ San Francisco  6โ–ผ Canggu  5โ–ฒ Madrid  11โ–ฒ Porto  1โ–ฒ Istanbul  1โ–ฒ San Francisco  4โ–ผ Budapest  8โ–ฒ Mexico City  1โ–ผ Istanbul  3โ–ผ Amsterdam
 8โ–ผ Paris  9โ–ฒ Amsterdam  4โ–ผ Singapore  1โ–ผ San Francisco  1โ–ฒ Singapore  6โ–ฒ Istanbul  1โ–ฒ San Francisco  1โ–ผ Istanbul  2โ–ผ Prague  2โ–ฒ Canggu  4โ–ฒ San Francisco  2โ–ฒ Singapore
 8โ–ฒ Medellรญn  3โ–ผ Buenos Aires  1โ–ผ Amsterdam  1โ–ผ Singapore  10โ–ฒ Prague  5โ–ผ San Francisco  1โ–ฒ Madrid Madrid Madrid  8โ–ฒ Tokyo  14โ–ฒ Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
 6โ–ผ Berlin  9โ–ผ New York City  1โ–ฒ Kuala Lumpur  3โ–ฒ Chiang Mai  4โ–ฒ Budapest  3โ–ผ Madrid  1โ–ฒ Los Angeles  1โ–ฒ Rome  2โ–ฒ Canggu  3โ–ผ Budapest  9โ–ฒ Singapore  4โ–ฒ Dubai
 2โ–ฒ Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur  5โ–ฒ Dubai  8โ–ฒ Istanbul  4โ–ผ Canggu  1โ–ฒ Los Angeles  2โ–ฒ Rome  5โ–ฒ Mexico City  1โ–ผ Rome  11โ–ฒ Dubai  3โ–ผ Canggu  3โ–ผ San Francisco
 6โ–ผ Phuket  2โ–ผ Berlin  3โ–ผ Buenos Aires  6โ–ฒ Madrid  3โ–ฒ Los Angeles  1โ–ผ Canggu  3โ–ฒ Vienna  1โ–ฒ Canggu  8โ–ฒ Singapore  6โ–ผ San Francisco  5โ–ฒ Medellรญn  1โ–ผ Canggu
#fff Playa del Carmen  5โ–ผ Paris  14โ–ผ Chiang Mai  3โ–ผ Kuala Lumpur  8โ–ผ Tokyo  2โ–ฒ Rome  1โ–ผ Canggu  3โ–ผ Los Angeles #fff Munich  7โ–ฒ Porto #fff Ho Chi Minh City  2โ–ฒ Kuala Lumpur
 2โ–ฒ Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles  7โ–ฒ Budapest  3โ–ผ Istanbul  6โ–ผ Singapore #fff Brussels  2โ–ผ Vienna  8โ–ฒ Chiang Mai  5โ–ผ Madrid  3โ–ผ Dubai  4โ–ฒ Tokyo
 5โ–ผ Dubai  3โ–ผ Phuket  5โ–ฒ Ubud  1โ–ผ Los Angeles  3โ–ฒ Rome  4โ–ฒ Vienna  8โ–ผ Porto  5โ–ฒ Split  4โ–ผ Mexico City  7โ–ผ Prague  5โ–ฒ Kuala Lumpur  2โ–ผ Ho Chi Minh City
 1โ–ผ Ho Chi Minh City  1โ–ผ Dubai  11โ–ผ Medellรญn Medellรญn  6โ–ผ Chiang Mai  6โ–ฒ Athens  1โ–ฒ Mexico City  3โ–ฒ Athens  3โ–ผ Los Angeles Los Angeles  2โ–ผ Madrid  5โ–ฒ Los Angeles
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