The top destination for freelancers: New York is number 1
According to research recently released by Small Business Prices, 32 cities were investigated to see how they performed in terms of the opportunities available and affordability for the rising freelance workforce.
In the report, the ranking was determined by an index score which rated economies according to nine factors. These factors covered a variety of topics ranging from the number of freelance jobs available to the average price of rent in the city centre. The ranking showed that New York, with an index score of 6.58, was the best place in the world to become a freelancer or work remotely.
For comparison, we listed here the top five cities of the list with a breakdown of each aspect as follows:
|Broadband speed (Mbps)||116||108||62||192||151|
|Free WiFi spots (Million)||1||0.34||0.68||0.31||0.42|
|Freelance jobs available||4359||7924||4615||1734||932|
|Coworking spaces available||261||93||242||94||147|
Average working hours per week
Average rent in city center (USD)
|Average monthly salary (USD)||5118||2552||3005||3214||2369|
Cost of broadband per month (USD)
|Average temperature (°C)||13.1||12.4||10.3||27||23|
New York had relatively good scores when it came to factors such as broadband speed, free WiFi spots, coworking spaces available and average monthly salary.
To further improve New York’s ranking, the New York government can address matters such as decreasing rent prices in the city centre and the average working hours per week.
In addition to this, Paris seems promising with low rent dues and high available freelance jobs.
In any case, it is up to you to select wherever you want to live, after all, you are a freelancer!
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This article was published in the freelancer.international news 48.