Thailand Ranks Third Globally in Attracting Digital Nomads


Bangkok, Thailand–Thailand has emerged as the third most favored destination globally for digital nomads, following the United States and Spain, as per an analysis by online resume-building service,

According to a Bangkok Post report, the conclusions were drawn from 25,976 Instagram posts featuring the hashtag #digitalnomad, using geotagged locations to identify top countries and cities. The sample was pre-processed to exclude spam accounts or bots.

As per the report, as of May 2023, the top ten countries in terms of #digitalnomad posts are United States (210,664), Spain (125,038), Thailand (124,729), Mexico (102,627), France (94,590), Indonesia (91,963), Portugal (82,998), Italy (49,304), United Kingdom (48,068), and India (45,286). About 40 countries now provide variations of a digital nomad visa, with most removing pandemic-era entry restrictions.

The report noted that in the regional analysis, Thailand excelled in Asia and Oceania, with Bangkok acclaimed as the top destination, boasting approximately 20,247 #digitalnomad Instagram posts. This makes Bangkok second globally, while Chiang Mai, Koh Phangan, and Krabi also feature in the top ten in Asia.

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The report stated that Chiang Mai is renowned for its superior co-working spaces, and Krabi is appreciated for its scenic beauty and proximity to beautiful beaches. Koh Phangan combines unspoiled nature and numerous work-friendly locations for nomads.

Meanwhile, London boasts the most vibrant digital nomad Instagram community in Europe and the world, with New York City holding the title in the US and North America. Buenos Aires, Argentina, leads in South America, while Cape Town is the top choice in Africa, doubling the Instagram activity of other African locations.
Learn more in the full Bangkok Post report.


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