2023 Digital Nomad Trends: A Global Snapshot


London, UK–Instagram posts, once rid of spam and bots, provided a snapshot into the global distribution of digital nomads in 2023, according to a study by Resume.io. The analysis leveraged thousands of #digitalnomad posts and their geotags, or country mentions.

According to a report published by Traveling Lifestyle, NYC is a top choice in North America, only trailing London and Thailand in global preference. Despite not being an obvious choice, Washington, D.C., also holds allure for digital nomads.

The report noted that Buenos Aires leads the South American preference with an 8.3% advantage, overtaking Rio de Janeiro and previous leader Medellín, Colombia.

Europe sees a surge of digital nomads in London, Paris, and Barcelona, with over 10,000 posts in each city. Lisbon is an emerging favorite, with London topping the list, boasting 20,556 posts, making it the most desirable spot globally, per the report.

Middle East & Central Asia presents Dubai and Istanbul as frontrunners. Majed Al Suwaidi, head of Dubai Media City, attributes this popularity to the GoFreelance visa tailored for self-employed workers. Istanbul follows suit, with a 264% higher presence of digital nomads than the next contender.

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In the rest of Asia & Oceania, Thailand is a popular pick. Bangkok ranks as the second most sought-after location worldwide. Chiang Mai, Ko Phangan, and Krabi are regional attractions for their co-working spaces and pristine beauty.

The report noted that Cape Town leads Africa, with Instagram activity doubling other locations. A travel blogger praises the city’s luxurious lifestyle, vibrant culture, and Wi-Fi cafes as crucial attractions.
Learn more in the full Traveling Lifestyle report.


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