People who take their job around the world consider a range of qualities when choosing a country, and there is one that stands out from the crowd next year.
They are called digital nomads – people who, with the help of modern technology, can perform their work anywhere in the world.
Previously, they have sought out Portugal, which has been considered somewhat of a tax haven for many, as the country offered easy visa regulations and generous tax deductions.
However, starting next year, Portugal will be making some policy changes, significantly altering this perception.
Spain Tops the List
Then, digital nomads turn their eyes to the neighboring country, Spain.
With cities like Malaga, the country already attracts many expats – drawn by the sunny climate, friendly people, and relatively low cost of living.
This year, the country has already issued remote work visas that allow people to live in the country for up to a year as long as they have an income at least double Spain’s minimum wage, which must therefore be 2,600 euros per month.
Spain Sets Requirements
There are also some other requirements for those who want to come and live and work in the country.
Applicants cannot have a criminal record in Spain or other countries five years before the application, they must have private health insurance, a one-year employment contract with a company outside Spain, and at least three years of work experience or a college degree in their field.
Having reliable internet is high on the list when digital nomads choose countries, and so are the visa regulations.
Argentina, whose economy is in shambles, is trying to attract many new digital workers through six-month work visas with the possibility to renew the stay for up to a year.
Argentina seems to have succeeded as the country is now in second place among countries that tech-savvy globetrotters prefer to live and work in during 2024, writes CNBC.
Here is the complete list:
- United Arab Emirates