Let’s start with what the data is based on, as explained by Nomad List:
Remote work is now on an exponential trajectory and growing fast. With its growth, millions of people who are now newly working remotely from home, a cafe, or coworking space, will start to realize how mobile they’ve come and hit the road. In this report, we try to figure out who these nomads are, what work do they do, and how they spend their life based on data from tens of thousands of Nomad List members.
This page is generated live with data pulled straight from the database. Conclusions you can derive from this are always limited and merely indicative but possibly interesting. Nomad List is a paid membership community, which means there’s a selection bias as people who do not or cannot pay are not in the dataset. On the other hand, free digital nomad communities, like on Facebook, require no commitment to join, therefore it’s not clear if these people are merely aspirational or active nomads or not. On Nomad List we can confirm they are active based on their travel logs.
There are lots of interesting insights into the digital nomad lifestyle, which you can browse through on the link above.
Before we get to Croatia, here are some interesting – at least to me – findings. According to the survey:
80% not religious
66% are single
66% earn between $50,000 and $250,000 a year
12% are vegetarian
13% are vegan
Favourite activities are hiking, fitness and running
97% are vaccinated
88% had a happy childhood
The average stay in a country is 69 days
Only 7% of nomads stay in a location for a year, (which ties in with last month’s TCN editorial Has the Croatian Digital Nomad Permit Been a Success So Far?)
And now, let’s get to Croatia.
Most liked country – Croatia,number 2, after Japan.
Most liked city in the world – Zagreb, number 5, after Tokyo, Taipei, Mexico City and Cape Town
Most liked city by male nomads – Split, number 9
Most visited country – Croatia, number 27
You can see the whole Nomad List 2021 survey here.
For more news and features on digital nomads in Croatia, follow the dedicated TCN section.