According to data from a new study by Flatio, Spain is the destination that most digital nomads want to visit in the future (14.5%), followed by Brazil and the island of Madeira (both with 13.3%).
What is the favorite destination for digital nomads? According to a new study by Flatio, Portugal is at the top of the list, being the preferred destination for 27.1% of digital nomads surveyed by the platform. In addition to mainland Portugal, the island of Madeira is highlighted, appearing in seventh place, being preferred by 3.9% of digital nomads.
Thailand is the second most preferred destination by respondents (12.2%), with Spain closing the “podium” (8.6%). Digital nomads’ preferences also include countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Indonesia, Germany, Romania and Malaysia.
On the other hand, Spain is the destination that most digital nomads want to visit in the future (14.5%), followed by Brazil and the island of Madeira (both with 13.3%). Mainland Portugal comes in sixth place, with 7.3% of respondents voting for this destination.
According to the study, cost is the main factor that determines the choice of the next destination to visit by digital nomads (46.6%). Factors such as sun exposure (15%), safety (12%), Wi-Fi quality (9.4%) and good health services (6.1%) make up the remaining places in the Top 5.
Looking at the characterization of digital nomads, United States (37.4%), United Kingdom (12.3%) and Germany (5.6%) occupy the first three places in the Top 10 nationalities.
The majority of respondents (52.6%) are aged between 30 and 39. According to the data provided by the study, 55.3% of digital nomads are men, 44% are women and 0.7% identify themselves as non-binary people.
Technology (19.3%) and media, advertising and public relations (19.3%) are the areas where most digital nomads work. Entrepreneurship and business (17.2%); arts, culture and entertainment (6.9%); fashion and retail (6.4%); and health and wellness (5.5%) also stand out.
35% of the study participants work as freelancers and 31.5% work full-time. More than half of the digital nomads surveyed (51.5%) earn between €10,000 and €50,000 per year and 66.1% pay taxes in their home country.
The study details that 61.5% of respondents consider visas for digital nomads to be a beneficial measure, with 46.9% making use of it. In addition, 60.9% look positively on visas issued by Portugal for digital nomads.