Bangkok Is Named As The Best City For Workation And Here's Why We Agree With It


Tiara •  Sep 21, 2021

What is workation?

It is exactly what it is named after, work and vacation. Workation occurs when someone is working during the vacation, combining business and leisure. A workation is a vacation that allows you to work remotely while integrating elements of leisure that let you unwind, relax, and be more productive. In short, it lets you work away from work just like a digital nomad.

After almost two years of working from home, it has been proven that this method leads to as much, if not more, productivity than working from the office. According to HR Dive, as much as 47% of employers would allow their workers to work remotely. Hence, many people start to look for workation destination and Bangkok turns out to be the best one in the world, according to a survey conducted by Holidu.

Bangkok is the best workation destination

Bangkok managed to fulfill the ideal characteristics for every factor that every remote worker dream of, including the monthly cost of a stay, fun things to do, drinks, internet speed, as well as the average hours of sunshine for an extra spirit.

Digital nomads can work in one of the 117 coworking spaces available in Bangkok with the average speed of internet at 28 Mbps. While it's probably not the fastest in the world, Bangkok has over 450.000 wifi spots you can utilize.

The cost of living in Bangkok is one of the most affordable in the world. You can have a cup of coffee or a meal for less than SGD 2.50 and only need to spend around SGD 650 per month to rent a one-bedroom apartment.

The best thing about taking a workation in Bangkok is that you can roam around the city in your spare time and visit hundreds of attractions, from the Grand Palace to street boutiques and floating markets. Don't forget to try Bangkok's halal food that will keep you coming back for more!

Another thing that makes Bangkok sit at the top of the list is the accessibility and the fact that most people in Bangkok speak English.

Best cities for workation

Besides Bangkok, there are lots of other cities that are convenient enough for digital nomads, including nearby cities like Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Jakarta in Indonesia. Here are the top 30 cities for workation that you can choose to start your trip around the world!

  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • New Delhi, India
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Mumbai, India
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Phuket, Thailand

  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Krakow, Poland
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Singapore
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Los Angeles, USA

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