Cape Town included in new study that ranks 80 global cities for their accessibility and attractiveness to remote workers based on a variety of factors. Picture: cafeblouberg.co.za
Cape Town included in new study that ranks 80 global cities for their accessibility and attractiveness to remote workers based on a variety of factors. Picture: cafeblouberg.co.za

Studies show Cape Town is among most attractive remote work destinations

By Shingai Darangwa Time of article published Nov 5, 2021

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Cape Town is often lauded as one of the world's most beautiful cities. On several occasions, the city has also been awarded as a destination with the world's best restaurants.

Now, Cape Town has also been ranked among the top 80 global cities in a study that ranks cities based on their accessibility and attractiveness to remote workers. The study is based on a variety of factors, with a focus on global employment compliance.

This will come as much needed positive news, after it was announced just Thursday that Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction is the latest city hotel to close its doors due to the impact of the pandemic.

The Cities Best Facilitating Remote Work survey done by global employment specialists WorkMotion.com put Cape Town at position 63 out of the top 80 countries.

A press statement read: "With the take up of remote working expected to grow markedly in the coming years, the Cities Best Facilitating Remote Work study assesses which global locations have the most straightforward remote work compliance processes and are therefore positioned to benefit from attracting this new type of worker."

Some of the factors the study assesses includes factors related to employment compliance, living costs, infrastructure and liveability, in addition to showing current location trends.

Melbourne achieved the top spot on the index. The Australian city scored well for employment compliance factors, citizen happiness and its digital nomad visa. Montreal and Sydney ranked second and third.

The index also revealed that the city with the happiest citizens in the world is Copenhagen, followed by Bern and Wellington.

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