Big Seven Travel has compiled the top 50 best cities for digital nomads in 2021. Tallinn tops the 50 Best Places list For Remote Working in 2021, followed by Tbilisi.
Why Tbilisi? According to the authors, over the past few years, the capital of Georgia has made a breakthrough in the world of digital nomads. The city has a lot to offer in terms of culture, from a varied culinary tradition to a long and challenging history: “Everyone has something to do and to experience.”
“It also serves as an excellent base for exploring the rest of Georgia. From the snow-capped Caucasus mountains in the north to the pebble beaches on the Black Sea coast of Batumi. The country is as visually appealing as it is accessible.”
The authors also note that in Tbilisi, throughout the city, you can find a huge number of cafes, ideal for working remotely. In addition, there are good coworking spaces.
“Despite the fact that Tbilisi is a relatively small capital, it is full of unique neighborhoods. Affordable housing should not cost more than $300-400 if you are smart about it.”
The publication also recalls that in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Georgia has introduced special visas for remote workers, allowing them to move to the country under certain conditions.
How does this program work? These are the current requirements to be able to apply for the Remotely from Georgia program:
- Being a citizen of one of the 95 countries that are listed here.
- Minimum income of USD 2000 a month for the last 12 months (although some people have been approved by showing a total of 24,000 USD in savings).
- Presenting a health/travel insurance bought for a minimum of 6 months.
- Applicants need to agree to complete an 8-day quarantine in a government-approved hotel and to perform a PCR test on the 8th day (at their expense).