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Top locations in Asia for digital nomads 2024

Top locations in Asia for digital nomads 2024


Bangkok, Seoul, and Taipei emerged as top three cities within Asia.

As digitalisation accelerates, more and more employees are looking to work from locations other than the office — according to recent data, there are currently 35mn digital nomads worldwide.

Against this backdrop, Instant Offices has examined 61 cities worldwide to find the top destinations for digital nomads. 

The top five globally were:

  • Dubai, UAE
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Madrid, Spain 
  • Los Angeles, USA
  • Sydney, Australia 

The study looked at various pillars to determine the ranking, including but not limited to affordability, weather, broadband speed, and other factors. 

In Asia specifically, the cities were ranked as follows:

Rank City Market Global rank
1 Bangkok Thailand 8
2 Seoul South Korea 13
3 Taipei Taiwan ROC 14
4 Singapore Singapore 19
5 Beijing China 21
6 Tokyo Japan 22
7 Hong Kong Special administrative region 23
8 Delhi India 18
9 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 31
10 Shanghai China 33
11 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 35
12 Jakarta Indonesia 37
13 Kathmandu Nepal 41
14 Mumbai India 42
15 Hanoi Vietnam 49
16 Manila Philippines 60

"Bangkok is the top Asian city on our list. It offers stunning local cuisine, vibrant street food markets, and more than 15,000 wi-fi hotspots with an average broadband speed of 229mbps."

In APAC, the locations that ranked highest in each of the different pillars are as follows:

  • Fastest broadband: Beijing
  • Best quality of life score: Tokyo
  • Best wifi hotspots: Jakarta

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