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From sea to sea, there are a ton of incredible places around the world that offer Digital Nomad Visas to people looking for a change in scenery, but which destination is best?

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If you’re hoping to take your job on the road, look no further than the Nomad List, a ranking of the internet’s favourite places to live, work and travel right now!

Voted on by a large community of remote workers from all over the globe, everything from safety, internet speed, monthly cost and overall appeal was taken into account and their top 20 might surprise you.


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At the time of publication,  Bangkok, Thailand was the number one spot with an overall score of 4.89 out of 5, followed by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in second place and Buenos Aires, Argentina in third.

Other cities that made the honour roll?

  1. Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  3. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  4. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  5. Cape Town, South Africa
  6. Tokyo, Japan
  7. Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
  8. Cebu, Philippines
  9. Mexico City, Mexico
  10. Budapest, Hungary

Wonder where people are travelling to in North America? They’ve also ranked the best cities closer to home.

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. San Antonio, TX
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. New York City, NY
  6. Vancouver, BC 
  7. Austin, TX
  8. Fort Smith, AR
  9. Casper, WY
  10. Terre Haute, IN

Interesting right? Well, before you commit to a location, there are a few things worth noting.

Most importantly, each country may have several visa options and a different set of requirements for each. 

For example, Thailand has 8 different visas in total, the most relevant being their ‘Tourist Visa’ which allows visitors to stay up to 60 days and the ‘SMART Visa,’ which has a maximum of four years.

To qualify for a SMART Visa for Thailand, you must work in one of their targeted industries, and (depending on what sector you work in) must make a minimum of 5,000 baht ($1,872.62 CAD) per month.

Their Tourist Visa, however, asks that you give them proof of a round-trip ticket, the financial capability of 10,000 to 20,000 Baht ($374.52 to $749.05 CAD) per person and proof of accommodation.

So, no. It’s not as easy as packing your bags, but the research is well worth it!

It’s a big wide world out there, Canada – you owe it to yourself to check it out!

Happy galivanting!