Working remotely? Try Krakow

working from home? try Krakow

Krakow in Poland is the best city in Europe for remote working, it has emerged.

It has WiFi speeds which eclipse continental averages by 23 per cent and those of the UK by 37 per cent, meaning that people can stay connected easier despite being hundreds of miles away.

It also has some of the cheapest co-working spaces in Europe with monthly fees coming in at the equivalent of under £85 a month. This easily surpasses the UK average of £210 and European averages of £152.

Austria’s capital, Vienna, comes in second place, only due to the overall cost of living being slightly higher.

Monthly co-working spaces there are £40 cheaper than the UK and, like Krakow, the WiFi speeds are 23 per cent faster than the European average and 37 per cent quicker than the UK.

Other notable cities include Antwerp, Belgrade and Palermo where office spaces are less than £85 per month.

Swiss cities are the places to avoid if the budget is tight. The top three most expensive are Zurich, Geneva and Lausanne coming in at around £350 a month.

If a decent Zoom background is a priority, then Valencia – 12th overall – is where you should be heading, according to researchers at the high-end French chalet specialists, OVO Network.

Co-working space there comes in at £160 a month with Airbnbs costing under £850 for a month’s stay. WiFi speeds are also quicker than UK averages.

Skopje, North Macedonia – 20th overall – has been named the best city with a mountain backdrop.

But Naples ranks as the worst, with a poor safety rating, a WiFi speed 45 per cent below the European average and co-working space costing around £240 – 43 per cent higher than European averages.

Sheffield, London, Bilbao and Rostov make up the bottom five cities for digital nomads with consistently poor results across the board.

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