Earning USD & Working Remotely: Exploring the Top 3 Countries
Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of city life?
Considered trading in the cubicle and 9-5 grind for a life of adventure and exploration?
Living and working abroad is one of the best ways to live a life of adventure, without sacrificing your career. As the world continues to shift towards remote work, more and more people are looking to explore new opportunities to set up a base outside of their home countries.
We recently wrote about our top unexpected perks of working remote, highlighting the many benefits that come with the freedom to to pick where your office is every day. One of the biggest perks of working remote is you have the ability to work for your dream company, no matter where you’re located. Just because you’re based out of Vancouver, there’s nothing stopping you from working for a company based in NYC, and being paid in US Dollars.
There are lots of benefits to getting paid in USD when working remotely:
• First, you have the comfort of knowing wherever your next globetrotting destination is, you’ll be able to easily adapt with a widely accepted currency.
• Second, the USD is a powerful currency, which means that it typically has a higher value than many other currencies. As a result, workers who are paid in USD may be able to get bang for their buck in many countries and are able to stretch their pay further and relocate at a moment's notice.
Ok, so now that you’re sold on some of the many perks of remote work and getting paid in USD, you’re probably ready to pack your bags and book your next adventure – but what are the best places to relocate as a remote worker?
We’re highlighting our top 3 countries to work remote and live your best remote life:
Known for its stunning beaches, delicious food, and affordable cost of living, Portugal is a top destination for North American software developers. Plus, with its growing tech industry and generous remote nomad visas, it's no wonder more and more people are making the move to Lisbon. With some of the world’s top museums, chic rooftop bars, and of course beautiful beaches, Portugal is a remote worker's paradise. And, with a $6 latte in NYC costing the same as 3 lattes in Lisbon, you'll be able to enjoy all that the city has to offer without breaking the bank.
Stunning natural beauty, friendly locals, and a laid-back lifestyle make Costa Rica a top destination for those looking to work on the go. With a cost of living that is significantly lower than most cities in the United States, you'll be able to rent a house in San Jose for the same price as a 1 bedroom in Chicago, so you can ditch those roommates and build that home office you’ve always wanted. Plus, with its remote nomad visa program, you can easily relocate and stay in the country for up to 2 years – take your home base from a stuffy city to a beautiful tropic oasis.
With its vibrant culture and affordable cost of living, Mexico is a top destination for North American software developers looking to find their next remote work hub. With a growing tech industry and generous remote nomad visas, it's no wonder more and more people are making the move to cities like Guadalajara and Mexico City. With a generous Temporary Resident Visa available to remote nomads, you can be working on the beach in under a month.
Take the leap
There are tons of other incredible destinations to live and work abroad. Picking your ideal location is a personal decision that might include lots of factors, and it’s important to pick one that aligns with your goals and aspirations. So, if you're ready to ditch the 9-5 grind and join the remote revolution, then it's time to take the leap and start getting paid in USD while you explore the world.
Pack your bags and start your adventure today, we're hiring.
Want to peak into our daily work? Our coaches recount real world situations shared as learning opportunities to build soft skills. We share frameworks, podcasts and thinking tools for sr software developers.
Keep on readingGo to Blog home
The (remote) opportunities
We expect professionalism and client service, so we can offer a deeply caring experience for our clients. In return, you get freedom to work wherever you want. No timesheets, no big brother watching every move. We trust you to know what’s best to find the right solution.