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Charted: Countries Offering Digital Nomad Visas

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This bar chart shows all the countries that offer digital nomad visas as of May 2024.

Charted: Countries Offering Digital Nomad Visas

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A digital nomad visa allows individuals to live and work remotely in a foreign country for an extended period, usually six months to a year. It’s often accessible to self-employed or remote workers employed by entities outside the host country.

This graphic shows the countries that offer digital nomad visas as of May 2024. The data comes from various visa programs around the world and was compiled by CNBC.

Dozens of Options to Work Abroad

Over 40 countries offer digital nomad visas.

Mexico and El Salvador offer the longest visas, with a duration of four years. In El Salvador, however, the worker has to apply for an extension to obtain the maximum length of stay.

CountryRegionMax Length of Stay (months)
🇸🇻 El SalvadorAmericas48
🇲🇽 MexicoAmericas48
🇨🇾 CyprusEurope36
🇬🇷 GreeceEurope36
🇦🇬 Antigua and BarbudaAmericas24
🇨🇷 Costa RicaAmericas24
🇨🇴 ColombiaAmericas24
🇪🇨 EcuadorAmericas24
🇭🇺 HungaryEurope24
🇱🇻 LatviaEurope24
🇳🇴 NorwayEurope24
🇷🇴 RomaniaEurope24
🇩🇲 DominicaAmericas18
🇵🇦 PanamaAmericas18
🇭🇷 CroatiaEurope18
🇦🇮 AnguillaAmericas12
🇧🇸 The BahamasAmericas12
🇧🇧 BarbadosAmericas12
🇧🇲 BermudaAmericas12
🇧🇷 BrazilAmericas12
🇨🇼 CuraçaoAmericas12
🇬🇩 GrenadaAmericas12
🇲🇸 MontserratAmericas12
🇱🇨 Saint LuciaAmericas12
🇺🇾 UruguayAmericas12
🇦🇱 AlbaniaEurope12
🇨🇿 Czech RepublicEurope12
🇪🇪 EstoniaEurope12
🇬🇪 GeorgiaEurope12
🇮🇹 ItalyEurope12
🇲🇹 MaltaEurope12
🇵🇹 PortugalEurope12
🇪🇸 SpainEurope12
🇲🇾 MalaysiaMiddle East and Asia12
🇰🇷 South KoreaMiddle East and Asia12
🇹🇷 TürkiyeMiddle East and Asia12
🇦🇪 United Arab EmiratesAfrica12
🇨🇻 Cape VerdeAfrica12
🇧🇿 BelizeAmericas6
🇨🇦 CanadaAmericas6
🇮🇸 IcelandEurope6
🇲🇺 MauritiusAfrica6
🇸🇨 SeychellesAfrica6
🇳🇦 NamibiaAfrica6

Iceland, with a minimum income requirement of $85,000 per individual per year, and Belize, with a requirement of $75,000 per individual per year, have the highest minimum income requirements for digital nomads.

The most common length of stay is one year. This range includes sunny locations like The Bahamas and Bermuda, as well as countries with large economies like Italy and Brazil.

Many countries, like South Korea, Spain, and Portugal, offer a shorter period of stay (one year or less) but allow workers to renew their visas.

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Mapped: The Top Exports in Asian Countries

Asia’s exports span a wide range, from petroleum to technology components and textile products.

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Map displaying the top exports (as of 2022) of Asian countries, excluding Middle Eastern nations.

The Top Exports in Asian Countries

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources.

Asia’s exports span a wide range, from petroleum and minerals to technology components and textile products.

In this map, we display the top exports (as of 2022) of Asian countries, excluding Middle Eastern nations. Data was sourced from The Observatory of Economic Complexity.

Editor’s Note: For our most recent Middle East themed version of this map, go here.

Diverse Economies Across the Continent

Like in many other countries around the world, petroleum is a significant component of the Asian continental economy, with petroleum products as India’s top exporting category, amounting to approximately $86 billion per year in trade.

Another top product coming from Asia is integrated circuits. These are used in a multitude of applications spanning computing, communications, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial automation, medical devices, aerospace and defense.

CountryTop Export (2022)Top Export Value (USD Billions)
🇨🇳 ChinaBroadcasting Equipment$272.0
🇹🇼 TaiwanIntegrated Circuits$223.0
🇰🇷 South KoreaIntegrated Circuits$121.0
🇯🇵 JapanCars$89.0
🇮🇳 IndiaPetroleum Products$86.2
🇸🇬 SingaporeIntegrated Circuits$81.9
🇲🇾 MalaysiaIntegrated Circuits$78.9
🇻🇳 VietnamBroadcasting Equipment$58.5
🇮🇩 IndonesiaCoal Briquettes$50.8
🇰🇿 KazakhstanPetroleum Products$47.6
🇵🇭 PhilippinesIntegrated Circuits$32.4
🇦🇿 AzerbaijanPetroleum Products$19.4
🇹🇭 ThailandMachinery$19.3
🇹🇲 TurkmenistanPetroleum Products$9.2
🇧🇩 BangladeshTextiles and Garments$9.1
🇲🇳 MongoliaCoal Briquettes$6.5
🇺🇿 UzbekistanGold$5.2
🇧🇳 BruneiPetroleum Products$4.9
🇵🇰 PakistanTextiles and Garments$4.9
🇲🇲 Myanmar (Burma)Ore & Minerals$4.1
🇰🇭 CambodiaTextiles and Garments$3.1
🇱🇦 LaosElectricity$2.4
🇱🇰 Sri LankaTea$1.3
🇬🇪 GeorgiaOre & Minerals$1.0
🇦🇲 ArmeniaOre & Minerals$0.7
🇹🇯 TajikistanGold$0.6
🇦🇫 AfghanistanCoal Briquettes$0.4
🇲🇻 MaldivesPlanes, Helicopters, Spacecraft$0.4
🇧🇹 BhutanOre & Minerals$0.3
🇹🇱 Timor-Leste (East Timor)Petroleum Products$0.3
🇳🇵 NepalPalm Oil$0.2
🇰🇬 KyrgyzstanPetroleum Products$0.1
🇰🇵 North KoreaOre & Minerals$0.03

In addition, the region is also a big manufacturer of semiconductors, crucial for applications ranging from telecommunications and artificial intelligence to renewable energy and healthcare. Taiwan holds a 68% share of the advanced semiconductor market.

Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Cambodia are major producers of textile products such as t-shirts, sweaters, and household linens. Most of their products go to the United States and Europe, feeding popular outfit brands.

Asia stands out as a top producer of minerals and fuel, with Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Mongolia being top producers of coal briquettes used for heating, cooking, and industrial processes, while Armenia, Georgia, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma), and North Korea rely on ore and mineral extraction as their top exporting sector.

The largest Asian economy, China, is known for the production of a variety of products, but its top exports come from broadcasting equipment, including TVs, cameras, and radios.

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