These International Cities Have the Most Remote Job Postings

A recent survey of 2,000 workers showed that 97% would prefer to continue working remotely.


Maybe you’ve gotten one of those emails, the one that is like: “Hey Team! Starting next week, we are going to ask that all employees return to office to help foster a more collaborative environment,” sent by the most unbearable micromanager you’ve ever met. Unsurprisingly, most people dread this email, according to a recent survey from Buffer, which found that 97% of people who are working remotely want to keep working remotely.

But if you’ve been given that commute ultimatum, or fantasize about finally trying out the WFH lifestyle, Virtual College put together a list of cities around the world that are most in favour of remote working. The list was created by combing through LinkedIn job postings and determining which international cities have the highest percentage of remote and hybrid jobs. Here’s the ranking:

1. Mexico City, Mexico – 18.69%
2. New York, United States – 18.44%
3. San Francisco, United States – 17.62%
4. Warsaw, Poland – 14.82%
5. Lisbon, Portugal – 11.07%
6. Seattle, United States – 10.78%
7. Athens, Greece – 10.39%
8. Denver, United States – 10.02%
9. Bilbao, Spain – 9.62%
10. Boston, United States – 9.40%
11. Seville, Spain – 9.23%
12. Philadelphia, United States – 9.22%
13. Toronto, Canada – 9.12%
14. Baltimore, United States – 8.97%
15. San Jose, United States – 8.87%
16. Madrid, Spain – 8.62%
17. Budapest, Hungary – 8.28%
18. Washington, United States – 8.26%
19. Prague, Czech Republic – 8.22%
20. Chicago, United States – 8.20%

Based on Virtual College’s findings, more than half of the top 10 cities for virtual work are in the US: New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and Boston. That also makes sense when you consider how few people can actually afford to live in those cities, gainfully employed or not.

You can check out the complete list at and then start dreaming up your resignation letter.

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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