Europe’s greatest and worst locations for distant working – Luxembourg is No.1

Do you dream about working overseas however are not sure about the place to go?

Look no additional.  A brand new research has revealed the most effective and worst cities in Europe to reap the benefits of a ‘work from anyplace coverage’ in 2024.

One of Europe’s smallest capitals, Luxembourg City has been topped the most effective on the highest 10 checklist – with not a single metropolis within the UK, France, Spain or Germany making the reduce.

The worst metropolis for distant engaged on the checklist is the Greek capital Athens – though common amongst vacationers.  Other ‘undesirable’ cities embrace Paris and Limassol the place a one-bedroom condominium will set you again £1,336.02 ($1,685.24) a month.       

The rating, compiled by Brother UK analysed a variety of things similar to Wi-Fi  velocity in addition to the price of an condominium together with electrical energy, security inside the nation and the final price of residing.  It then used a weighted rating to find out an general distant employee rating out of 100 for every location.

Luxembourg City is the best city in Europe for remote workers, according to a new study

Luxembourg City is the most effective metropolis in Europe for distant staff, based on a brand new research

Crowned champion Luxembourg City garnered a rating of 68.04, adopted by runner up Olomouc in Czech Republic scoring 64.27 and Rotterdam, Netherlands, taking bronze with a complete of 63.88.

Rounding off the highest 5 is Aalborg in Denmark (fourth, 63.84) and Reykjavik in Iceland (fifth, 63.72).

The Dutch metropolis of Utrecht sits in sixth place, scoring 63.61, adopted by Arhus, Denmark (seventh, 63.56); Eindhoven, Netherlands and Plzen, Czech Republic (joint eighth, 63.53); and Oradea, Romania (ninth, 63.44).

‘Luxembourg City has a six per cent increased distant working suitability rating than the second-best metropolis, Olomouc,’ mentioned Brother UK.

‘It additionally ranked extremely in different metrics, with a formidable high quality of life rating of 192.9, a healthcare index rating of 75, and a happiness index rating of seven.23.

‘Olomouc is a detailed second,’ it added, highlighting that renting a one-bedroom condominium outdoors the centre ‘would solely set you again £350.25 ($441.80)’ monthly with Wi-Fi prices at simply £15.56 ($19.62).

Olomouc in Czech Republic is the second best city for digital nomads, the study suggests

Olomouc in Czech Republic is the second greatest metropolis for digital nomads, the research suggests

Topping the less-desirable checklist of worst 10 cities, Athens scored a lowly 50.34 carefully adopted by the nation’s seaside metropolis Thessaloniki (second, 50.87) and Belgrade in Serbia (third, 51.94).

Completing the rating is Patras, Greece (fourth, 52.33); Limassol, Cyprus (fifth, 53.29); Novi Sad, Serbia (sixth, 53.39); Larnaca, Cyprus (seventh, 53.78); Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (eight, 53.9); Paris, France (ninth, 54.21) and Lyon, France (tenth, 54.58).

‘Despite being identified for its wealthy historical past and cultural significance, Athens is the worst European metropolis for distant staff,’ mentioned Brother UK.

Rotterdam, Netherlands, is the third best city in Europe for remote working

Rotterdam, Netherlands, is the third greatest metropolis in Europe for distant working

Athens tops the list of worst 10 cities for remote working in Europe

Athens tops the checklist of worst 10 cities for distant working in Europe

‘Greece’s capital is among the many prime 15 lowest-ranking European cities within the security index, scoring 53 – 20 per cent decrease than Luxembourg.’

It follows a research of 502 Britons, aged 18 to 54 in full-time employment, which means that three in 4 Britons admitted they’d reap the benefits of a ‘work from anyplace coverage’ if their office supplied it.

A major 84 per cent of these surveyed mentioned their need for a versatile work at home function has elevated for the reason that pandemic and 58 per cent mentioned they’d not apply for a job if it wasn’t versatile.

The survey was carried out in February, 2024. 



1. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2. Olomouc, Czech Republic

3. Rotterdam, Netherlands

4. Aalborg, Denmark

5. Reykjavik, Iceland 

6. Utrecht, Netherlands

7. Arhus, Denmark

8= Eindhoven, Netherlands

8= Plzen, Czech Republic

9. Oradea, Romania


1. Athens, Greece

2. Thessaloniki, Greece

3. Belgrade, Serbia

4. Patras, Greece

5. Limassol, Cyprus

6. Novi Sad, Serbia

7. Larnaca, Cyprus

8. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Paris, France

10. Lyon, France

Source: Brother UK