Telework: the 10 best places to telework in Europe
Some people have the possibility to telework 100%. What if we took advantage of this opportunity to change cities and move to another country in Europe? As a citizen of the European Union, you can freely move to another country of the union, without needing a residence or work permit. Moreover, on the Old Continent, several large cities are real Eldorados for working from home or a coworking space. Taking into account the reception, the infrastructures, the environment and the living conditions on the spot to easily live and work remotely, here are 10 cities in Europe perfectly adapted to the new ways of working
1- Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
With the Covid-19 crisis, the Madeira archipelago has done everything possible to attract workers without a fixed office. It worked and some people even decided to stay and leave the metro, work, sleep rhythm once and for all! The internet network is excellent in Madeira, and Funchal is a dynamic city with a multitude of places to go out and have a drink. A blow of cable car, and we leave to blow between two mails in the superb tropical gardens of Monte Palace, in the Asian atmospheres. And then, even if we are lost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, we do not risk to be bored between two weeks to telework. Madeira Island is sublime with its steep landscapes where it is good to hike and its beaches where you can enjoy the sun and swimming.
2- Tallinn, Estonia
Affordable prices for rent and offices, legislation favorable to digital nomads, the capital of Estonia does not lack attractions to seduce teleworkers in search of new experiences. The city located on the Baltic Sea has a great charm, between medieval and modern architecture. We like to stroll along its ramparts, to admire its multiple places of worship, including the magnificent Alexander Nevsky cathedral. The Kadriorg park is a great green space where you can clear your head after a good work session. And then, there are also many museums in which to stroll during the weekend in Tallinn, such as the Kumu, which exhibits classics of Estonian art as well as contemporary art
3- Prague, Czech Republic
Do you want to telework abroad with friends? Why not go to Prague, one of the cities where the cost of rent and the cost of living are among the lowest on the continent? Once there, you have the chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful cultural scenes of the Old Continent. And there is something for everyone! From museums to classical music and amplified music. The city's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it takes time to explore the many monuments in the city. Museums, bars, restaurants, clubs, cruises on the Vltava river, you will quickly get a taste for life in Prague
4- Barcelona, Spain
We already know that Barcelona welcomes students from all over the world, but it is also a very popular destination for those who practice telecommuting. It's hard not to be seduced by its architecture, from the Gothic quarter to its colorful streets and the incredible works of its local genius, Antoni Gaudí. It is better to plan a roommate to cope with the rent, but once the lease is signed, the life of a teleworker is an enchantment. The Catalan city is known for its lively life, especially in the evening. On sunny days, a working day at home can end with a swim at the Barceloneta beach. What more can we say: a dream!
5- Athens, Greece
Greece is one of those destinations that saw the arrival of digital nomads during the pandemic. The cost of living is lower compared to territories like France or the UK and the country is renowned for its quality of life. Athens has all the makings of a dynamic European capital and you can't help but feel good in the beautiful Koukaki district, theAcropolis district. So why not put down your bags for a while? With incredible ancient monuments and must-see museums, there is plenty to keep you busy at all times. Not to mention the nightlife and the beaches like Votsalakia, which make us leave the computer screen on sunny days to go for a refreshing swim
6- Berlin, Germany
The tax rate in Berlin remains high. Despite this, the German capital remains a popular destination for teleworkers. Simply because it is one of the most open and culturally active large European cities. Berlin is even the capital of coworking with a multitude of places where you can rent an office by the day, week or month. Perfect for those who don't want to be too isolated while practicing their profession. Once you leave the computer keyboard to get some fresh air, the possibilities seem endless, between the discovery of its underground districts, the Museum Island and the Tempelhof park where you can practice kitesurfing or even sand yachting.
7- Bucharest, Romania
It's simple, according to CircleLoop's Digital Nomad Index, Romania was among the best countries in the world to telework in 2021. It was even ranked third behind Canada and the UK. The reason? The World Happiness Index score, the cost of internet speed and the attractive monthly rent prices for a one-room apartment. Telecommuting in the country's capital Bucharest offers the possibility of saving money, but the city is also interesting for the abundance of museums, its historical monuments and the pleasant atmosphere in the Lipscani district. And then, the Cişmigiu Garden and Herăstrău Park are nice spaces to get in the green, and release the pressure.
8- Glasgow, Scotland
Do you want to telecommute to London to take advantage of its dynamism? Why not, but the cost of real estate quickly puts a damper on the decision. In Scotland, Glasgow is a great alternative for teleworkers who want to live overseas. First of all, the prices are much more affordable than in the English capital. Then you can appreciate the architecture of the city, between the gothic of the university and the modernism of the science center. Between two telecommuting sessions, we stroll on Buchanan Street to do some shopping or we go to see the new exhibition of the GoMA, the museum of modern art. Glasgow also stands out for its quality of life and the presence of several green spaces where you can recharge your batteries. One of these is the splendid Glasgow Green, located on the north bank of the River Clyde.
9- Reykjavik, Iceland
Although it is an isolated island, Iceland has a lot to offer to teleworkers. Provided you are not allergic to the cold in winter of course! The capital Reykjavik has one of the best internet connections in the world, very practical! But be careful with the prices. It is surely wiser to leave with several people to share the costs. But life is very pleasant in the capital of Iceland, the Icelanders are warm, the city center is full of charm and the bars are lively in the evening. There is also the waterfront where you can go for a walk in peace. And to decompress from a video meeting, what better way than to spend some time in a thermal bath? Of course, the interest of teleworking in Reykjavik is also to have access in no time to the extraordinary landscapes of Iceland.
10- Rome, Italy
To telework and live the Dolce Vita, head to Rome! The city has many cafes where telecommuters can connect their computers to the Internet and work over a cup of coffee. It is also recommended to live with several people to cope with the rent prices. But daily life is really enjoyable in Rome, between its historical monuments, colorful and lively streets and the possibility to relax over one of the best cuisines in the world. And the city keeps pleasant temperatures all year round. We appreciate to go outside in any season to clear our heads and come back more motivated than ever to get back to work.