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Where mobile working abroad pays off

Mobile working is no longer an exception. More and more people appreciate the flexible working options and adaptability to individual needs. It also has advantages for companies when employees are no longer dependent on a fixed workplace in the office, thus reducing the cost of renting office space. These costs are now incurred by employees working from home.

It is therefore important to analyse the costs in more detail. A new study by Savoo, an online marketing company based in London, compared various factors such as living, transport, internet and rental costs as well as the cost of a co-working space, also known as a hot desk, in 50 cities around the world to find out which city is best suited to mobile working.

Large cities in the top places in particular

First place goes to the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. Tango, theatre, good steaks and much more. It's hard to get bored in Buenos Aires. The city pulsates with life and diversity. Finding a suitable co-working space that meets your individual needs is no problem. Rents are the cheapest in Buenos Aires.

Istanbul, in second place in the ranking, also impresses with its hustle and bustle and at the same time a certain serenity. Situated at the crossroads of two continents, Istanbul is a melting pot with thousands of years of history. Despite the hustle and bustle, you can take a relaxing ferry ride from one side to the other with a Çay in your hand, let yourself be lulled by the turquoise waters of the Bosphorus and, with a bit of luck, even spot dolphins. The city tops the rankings when it comes to the cheapest internet of all the cities analysed (seven euros per month). Transport costs are also very reasonable at around 0.33 euros for a single journey.

The largest and most innovative city in Brazil, São Paulo, takes third place. São Paulo is considered the most important economic, financial and cultural centre in Brazil and numerous start-up companies are based in São Paulo. Transport is also very cheap here (0.83 euros per single journey). However, you pay around 250 euros for a hot desk.

This article is from the 1/2024 issue of the magazine "Life Abroad".

The magazine is published four times a year free of charge with many informative articles on foreign topics.

It is published by the BDAE, the expert for protection abroad.