Hungary 36th Best Country for Remote Work - GRWI

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Hungary is the 36th best country in the world for remote work, according to the Global Remote Work Index (GRWI) by NordLayer.

The index by the cybersecurity company reveals the best and worst countries to work remotely in terms of four different criteria: cyber safety, economic safety, digital and physical infrastructure, and social safety.

According to the index, Hungary's legal measures (eighth) and tourism attractiveness (10th) make it an excellent remote work destination.

While the low inclusiveness ranking (45th) in Hungary is an important factor to consider, it performs well in terms of response capacity (13th) and internet quality (17th), the research reveals. Healthcare-wise, Hungary still has room for growth until it becomes a perfect work destination. It ranks 45th in the global index overall. Social safety-wise, Hungary also needs to improve, ranking 42nd in the global index overall.

Compared to its neighboring countries, Hungary (36th) ranks behind Poland (18th) and the Czech Republic (21st) in terms of general remote work quality. On the other hand, Hungary ranks higher than Romania (38th) and Bulgaria (42nd).

Poland ranked higher because of its advanced cyber safety (8th). It also has a much more attractive atmosphere for nomads because of its response capacity (1st) and internet affordability (9th). However, Hungary ranked higher than Poland in internet quality (17th vs. 33rd).

Unsurprisingly, all four countries (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Romania) ranked highly in tourism attractiveness. However, Romania is sometimes a more appealing destination for nomads looking for cheaper remote work destinations as it has the lowest cost of living in the region (39th).

When it comes to the safety index, the Czech Republic leads in this category (16th), followed by Romania (21st) and Poland (22nd), while Hungary lags at the 31st position.

“Even though some of the big tech companies recently brought their employees back to the office or introduced a hybrid work model, remote work is here to stay. It’s not just a trend — it is a fundamental shift in how we approach productivity and work-life balance. Embracing remote work empowers our teams to harness their full potential, regardless of geographical boundaries,” adds Donatas Tamelis, managing director at NordLayer.

 

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