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First published: 9 July 2022 by GKH;
Last update: 11 September 2022, by GKH/CHS

Food for Thought: Statistics

People who dream of remote work often imagine themselves lying somewhere on a beach with a laptop - earning good income from computer coding, designing websites, writing books, investing on the stock market or some other cool job.
The reality, however, is usually quite different. Nice beaches may be good for sun-bathing or surfing, but are usually lousy work environments. Tropical countries may have high recreation value, but perhaps a poor internet connection. The dream job in the sun may turn out to be a torture in sweltering heat. Ultra-low-tax countries may have rather poor health facilities and crumbling infrastructure. The relaxed island may turn out to be a hotspot of narcotics traffiking. And the hyped international city may actually be a nightmare because of rampand street crime.
Some of the best places to live and work are actually not where you might think - but in relatively unspectacular, even boring countries around the world. The following tables and charts might give you some food for thought before you decide where to move abroad for remote work.

Human Happiness Report

Source: The World Happiness Report. By John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Lara B. Aknin, and Shun Wang.
New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network, 2022

Post-2010 Tax Havens

Source: Downloaded: July 11, 2022

Current Cost of Living Index, 2022 (Mid-Year)

Source: NUMBEO - Current Cost of Living Index, 2022 Mid-Year. (Continuously updated) For detailed Information see the original table by klicking on this Link

Living Conditions in Cities and Countries around the World: Indexes & Rankings

For a full research on living conditions in cities around the world you may want to check out the following indexes and rankings!
  1. Quality of Life Index (NUMBEO)
  2. Cost of Living (NUMBEO)
  3. Safety Index (NUMBEO)
  4. Health Care Index (NUMBEO)
  5. Internet Speed (fastmetrics)
  6. Average Working Hours (OECD)
  7. Climate Index (NUMBEO)
  8. Traffic Commute Time Index (NUMBEO)
  9. Noise & Light Pollution (NUMBEO)
  10. Air Pollution (NUMBEO)
  11. Happiness Index (Sustainable Development Solutions Network)
  12. Corruption Perceptions Index, 2021 (Transparency International)

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