The 5 best countries to live in if you are independent

  • Tide conducted a survey in 30 countries to find the best country to become independent.
  • Singapore ranked first, with the report noting the strong and fairly cheap internet there.
  • The United States falls outside the top 10.

Becoming self-employed gives you the freedom to choose when and where you work. However, you may not always be able to find a stable job.

Depending on what you’re doing and what country you’re in, it can feel like an extended vacation or a time filled with anxiety and uncertainty.

Financial solutions company, Tide, surveyed 30 countries to find the best place to become self-employed.

The survey used eight measures to analyze a country’s suitability for the needs of a self-employed person.

Internet speed and cost, number of coworking spaces, legal rights, gender equality, cost of living, number of self-employment searches and happiness were the measures used.

the world Bank provided them with information about legal rights, and they used the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2020 to assess gender equality.

They have used Numbeo for cost of living data and to assess happiness.

They used the Speedtest Global Index to find internet speed and data from to find internet costs.

Collaborater was their source for the number of coworking spaces available and they used Google Keyword Planner to find freelance work searches.

They then used this and the data from the World population review to calculate the number of self-employment searches and the number of coworking spaces per 100,000 people in each country.

They gave equal weight to the data collected from each measure, and then combined it into a single score out of 10.

The United States ranked 12th out of 30 countries with a score of 6.12.

It seems that one of the main problems in the United States is the lack of demand for self-employment. The survey showed that there were only 365 Google freelance searches per 100,000 people.

These are the top five countries in which to freelance, according to Tide.

1. Singapore

Singapore ranked as the best place to freelance in 2021, with a score of 7.35.

Much of this was due to a fast and affordable internet connection and a large number of coworking spaces available.

2. New Zealand

New Zealand was second with a score of 7.20.

Internet costs are high in the country, but high marks for legal rights, happiness and gender equality have earned it a very high ranking.

3. Spain

Spain were in third place with a score of 6.53.

Its main strengths were the cost of living and gender equality.

4. Australia

Although Australia has the slowest


of the top 10 countries, it compensates in the gender gap index and the happiness index.

This put him in fourth place with a score of 6.49.

5. Denmark

Denmark has the second highest cost of living in the top 10, but its happiness rate was the highest of any country in the survey at 7.65.

It also scored well in broadband speed and gender equality.

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