Revealing the best city for hybrid workers
According to a recent global analysis by Savoo, the average city hybrid worker spends 3.5 days a week in the office, incurring expenses that can add up quickly. To determine the best cities for coworking, the study evaluated 50 of the world’s most popular urban centers, taking into account various elements such as cost of living, rent, transportation, coffee, internet, and coworking space fees.
Buenos Aires takes the hybrid action crown
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, emerged as the winner, offering a comprehensive solution for hybrid workers. With the average total cost falling to just £754 per month, this is the gold standard for cost-effectiveness, according to the study.
Residents of this South American city enjoy a cost of living of an average of £351 per month, the lowest of all the cities analysed. Affordable housing sweetens the deal, with the average price of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center being just £285 per month. And for those who need a caffeine boost on the go, Buenos Aires boasts the most pocket-friendly coffee prices in the world, with a cup setting you back just £1.33. Transport in the city is also affordable, with a round-trip ticket costing just £0.11, the analysis claims.
The Turkish city of Istanbul ranked second globally, with hybrid workers incurring an average monthly cost of £912. The city boasts the cheapest internet in the world, at around £6 per month. Transport is another budget-friendly feature, with a round-trip ticket costing just £0.28. Furthermore, Istanbul offers affordable coworking spaces at an average cost of £47 per month.
In third place globally, Sao Paulo, Brazil, is proving to be a competitive destination city for hybrid workers. At an average monthly cost of £1,239, the city stands out as one of the cheapest places to have a cappuccino, costing you just £1.46. Additionally, transport is remarkably affordable, with a round-trip ticket priced at just £0.71.
Hull: the UK’s hybrid working oasis?
For those focused on the UK, Hull stands out as the best city for hybrid workers, with an average monthly cost of £1,609. The Northern City has the lowest cost of living, averaging around £758 per month, and offers the most budget-friendly rental rates, with a one-bedroom apartment in the city center costing just £453 per month. Local public transport is also a bargain, with a return ticket costing just £2. As for coffee, Hull is the place to be, with the average price of a cup of coffee being just £2.51.
In second place among UK cities, Shrewsbury is proving an attractive option for hybrid workers, with average monthly costs of around £1,791. The city offers competitive internet rates of around £27 per month, and coworking spaces come at an average cost of £216 per month.
Huddersfield ranked third among UK cities, with a total monthly cost of around £1,796. It has the second cheapest cost of living (£911) and rental prices (£467) of all the cities analysed.
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