Instant Offices, one of the largest companies in the field of commercial real estate management and specifically the provision of offices and business premises for rent or purchase, based in London, ranks Thessaloniki among the three best cities in the world to be a digital citizen in 2022.
Specifically, Instant Offices ranked 77 digital nomad destinations based on the ideal combination of cost-effective living with beautiful weather, excellent internet connectivity and quality of life. As Instant Offices reports "Many major tourist hotspots are comparatively low on the list: London, Paris and Venice appear well below surprise winners such as Thessaloniki, Gothenburg and San Jose." According to the property management company, Lisbon in Portugal and Bangkok in Thailand are the two best places to be a digital nomad, with Thessaloniki coming third on the list.
As for Thessaloniki, the UK-based property management company says it is among the top choices of digital nomads because it is a warm seaside city with a gentle pace of life.
Advances in technology, remote work and workplace culture mean that by 2035, one billion people could be living and working as digital nomads. According to predictions, this global nomadic workforce, able to connect anywhere in the world with a decent internet connection, will make up 1 in 3 employees. There are already 35 million digital nomads worldwide, with the trend being driven by technology, the growing demand for flexible workspace and the continued adoption of hybrid working.
A digital nomad is a remote worker who travels and works at the same time, visiting locations around the world, working from beaches, coffee shops and co-working spaces. Some digital nomads only travel for a few months and others do so for years. Surveys show that 80% of digital nomads prefer to stay in one location for 3-9 months. As everything shows, the trend of digital government is gaining ground more and more.