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Cape Town ranked as one of the best cities for remote working

On July 15, 2021 / by Sherone Lewis / Leave a comment

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Global housing rental platform Nestpick has published its work-from-anywhere index, ranking the best cities for digital nomads to live and work.

The Nestpick index ranks cities according to three broad categories:

  • Costs & Infrastructure
  • Legislation & Freedoms
  • Liveability

Since the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the liveability of many metropolises, the group also took note of the percentage of the populations that are fully vaccinated in each location, as well as those that had low infection rates.

The overall rating shows that Melbourne in Australia is the top city for remote-working, scoring highly on all three metrics and because Australia has a dedicated digital nomad visa. Dubai in the UAE and Sydney in Australia rounded up the top three.

Cape Town in South Africa is one of only two African cities on the list – ranking 16th ahead of heavy hitters such as New York, Barcelona and Edinburgh. The city scored well for its low cost of living, good weather, and the rights afforded to its citizens. This once again proves that they are a top-class, affordable destination for digital nomads and bolsters a call for a remote work visa – which was also a factor in Nestpick’s index.

The city also recently hosted a Remote Work Webinar in which we heard from stakeholders at key tourism and hospitality organisations about how and why to appeal to digital nomads. Encouraging more remote workers to Cape Town would help boost the economy.

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