WORKATION index says Australia offers best conditions for remote work

Kirill Bigai, the Chief Executive Officer of Preply

A recent research study that was conducted by the digital learning platform Preply examined the 74 most populated cities worldwide to evaluate their remote working conditions.

Data from Quality of Life, Climate and Environment plus Costs and Safety were analyzed.

More companies are making working from home or remote work possible. What used to only be feasible for digital nomads has now become a reality for many employees: WORKATION, a hybrid of work and vacation. But not all cities are ideal for working remotely.

Cities were ranked on their conduciveness for virtual work

This WORKATION study, therefore, facilitated the creation of a ranking list that examines the conditions for remote work in 74 cities globally with the WORKATION Index.

The study found that Brisbane, Australia has the best conditions for virtual work.

With an average temperature of 22°C, Brisbane has the perfect temperature for working productively. The city scores above average in cost factors and healthcare systems.

Brisbane is closely followed in second place by the European city of Lisbon.

The Portuguese capital is well-suited for WORKATION due to its consistently good to very good scores on almost all criteria. The third place is taken by the Cypriot capital Nicosia.

In addition to its sights, it offers an average of 283 days of sunshine per year and very good conditions in terms of cost and safety. Ottawa scores very well in the quality of life category and is the only North American city to occupy the ninth position in the ranking.

Kirill Bigai, the Chief Executive Officer of Preply offered additional insights.

“The pandemic acted like a catalyst for the digitization of the world of work in many industries. More and more Australian companies are making a home or remote work possible.”

“What was previously only considered as possible for digital nomads has now become reality for many with the WORKATION, a hybrid model of work and vacation.”