If you’re hoping to work remotely and travel within the US this summer, you may want to avoid the coasts.
The worst US cities for digital nomads are mostly in California and Florida, while the best cities for people who travel freely while working remotely are clustered in the Midwest and South, according to a report may 2023 from Zumper, an online real estate platform.
Columbus, Ohio was named the top city for digital nomads in the United States, while Fort Lauderdale ranked last.
To determine the ranking, Zumper ranked the 100 most popular cities in the US on a number of factors including availability of public transportation, average cost of short-term rentals, and air quality.
Here are the top 10 US cities for digital nomads:
- Columbus, Ohio
- Portland, Oregon
- Kansas City, Missouri
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- Saint Anthony
Analysts say nomads should consider the Midwest, as cities like Kansas City, Cincinnati, and St. Louis offer many of the things that are important to them, including an affordable cost of living, fast Wi-Fi, and extensive transportation options. entertainment.
Portland, Houston, and Chicago have topped several lists highlighting the best cities for digital nomads, primarily for having low housing costs and a high proportion of remote jobs that pay $100,000 per year or more.
Meanwhile, New York and Los Angeles didn’t even make the top 20 best cities for digital nomads. Los Angeles ranks 24th, while New York City ranks 31st, mainly due to its high cost of living.
The remote job market is shrinking in some cities but flourishing in others. A recent article from the US National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that Washington, DC is the best city to find a remote job in the US, followed by San Francisco and Chicago.
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