Find a timezone that works

Desperate to work from a new place, but not sure if the timezone will work with the rest of your team’s 9 - 5 schedule? Don’t worry - we’ve mapped out your options. Select your home timezone from the dropdown menu and take a look at our global map. We’ve ranked different places from worst to best to help you account for which timezone so you can be online at the same time as the rest of your team.

This report was issued on January 11, 2022.

Important: Please check the latest travel restrictions and travel advisories before planning any journey. Visit our travel restrictions map for real-time updates on COVID-19 restrictions and entry requirements of individual countries around the world.Learn more

As of February 18, 2022, the list of countries included on the Work from Wherever Index has been updated to reflect the latest U.S. Department of State’s Level 4 Travel Advisory regarding increased threats of military activity.

America/New York time zone: These countries are best for work and travel

The country recommendations below are based on your selected work time zone and our ranking of the best countries in the world to work from based on 22 factors. You can see country rankings based only on the factors here.

Portugal
1. Portugal
Final score: 100
Time zone: Europe/Funchal
Time difference: 4 hours ahead
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%
Costa Rica
2. Costa Rica
Final score: 92
Time zone: America/San José
Time difference: 2 hours behind
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%
Spain
3. Spain
Final score: 92
Time zone: Europe/Madrid
Time difference: 5 hours ahead
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%
Panama
4. Panama
Final score: 92
Time zone: America/Panama City
Time difference: 1 hour behind
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%
Iceland
5. Iceland
Final score: 87
Time zone: Europe/Reykjavik
Time difference: 4 hours ahead
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%
Malta
6. Malta
Final score: 84
Time zone: Europe/Valletta
Time difference: 6 hours ahead
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%
Mexico
7. Mexico
Final score: 83
Time zone: America/Cancún
Time difference: 1 hour behind
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%
Croatia
8. Croatia
Final score: 83
Time zone: Europe/Medulin
Time difference: 5 hours ahead
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%
Dominica
9. Dominica
Final score: 82
Time zone: America/Roseau
Time difference: 0 hours
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%
Brazil
10. Brazil
Final score: 81
Time zone: America/Manaus
Time difference: 0 hours
Border status: Open
Vaccination rate: 0.00%

Where should you Work From?

We’ve compared 111 countries based on 6 unique criteria to find the top places to work remotely - take a look to find your next home office.

Work from Wherever Index - Methodology

Data in six categories has been collected in order to rank countries in terms of their attractiveness for remote work: Travel, Local prices, Health & safety, Remote work, Social life and Weather.

Within these categories, a total of 22 factors have been defined to reach a comprehensive overview of aspects that travelers may encounter and care about when deciding on the destination for remote work.





Data sources & factor definitions

Travel

The Travel category comprises four factors:

Accessibility

Defined by the weekly number of flight routes to/from the destination country.

Source: Kayak internal data

Avg. hotel prices

Avg. hotel price per night in USD for standard double room across all hotel types. Prices based on the search period Jan-Sept 2021 for travel period: Jan-Dec 2022.

Source: Kayak internal data

Avg. car hire prices

Avg. prices for a car hire per day in USD and across all vehicle classes. Prices based on the search period Jan-Sept 2021 for travel period: Jan-Dec 2022.

Source: Kayak internal data

Fuel prices

Euro-super 95, avg. price (USD) for 1 gallon from the period 11 - 17 Oct 2021.

Source: GlobalPetrolPrices.com (Data from Oct 11- Oct 17 2021)