The Philippines has emerged as the seventh fastest-growing global remote work hub, according to Nomad List, a popular work and travel platform.

Manila, the country’s capital, has been recognized as one of the top ten ideal destinations for digital nomads and remote workers across Asia, South America, and Europe. Nomad List’s ranking, based on the growth rates of check-ins made by its members, highlights the increasing popularity of remote work in the Philippines.

The World Economic Forum’s official Instagram account recently shared a list of rapidly growing remote work destinations, wherein the Philippines secured the seventh spot. Nomad List’s analysis, which considered 299,498 check-ins, demonstrated the growth rates of these destinations. Tokyo, Japan claimed the top spot, with Danang, Vietnam; Seoul, South Korea; Kuala Lumpur, and Penang in Malaysia following suit. Other places on the list include Montevideo, Uruguay; Manila, Philippines; Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Ljubljana, Slovenia.


The Philippines has experienced significant growth as a remote work hub, as highlighted by Nomad List’s findings. The country’s five-year growth from 2018 to 2022 amounted to an impressive 78%. In 2023, based on data from ten months, the growth rate stood at 60%. Furthermore, in the previous year, the Philippines recorded an astounding growth rate of 1,183%. These figures illustrate the country’s emerging prominence in the realm of remote work.

Communications Secretary Cheloy Garafil emphasized the Philippines’ suitability for remote work, citing sustained economic growth, ongoing bureaucratic reforms, and the government’s commitment to infrastructure development and digitalization. The country has actively attracted businesses by leveraging its young, highly skilled, and English-speaking workforce.

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