Two years after the big office shutdown, so to speak, remote work is growing rapidly. And with it comes the opportunity to choose a home not because it’s near your office, but because it’s somewhere you they want to live—like on the beach, for example, where it’s sunny year-round, winter is just a dream, and rent is actually affordable.

Before the pandemic, 4% of jobs were remote – but that rose to 15% by the end of 2021 and is set to rise to 25% by the end of 2022, according to data from Ladders, a job search firm. Meanwhile, Google searches for remote work are up 72% as people continue to dream about the possibilities of finally ditching the office cubicle.

To aid the search, global HR and payroll company Remote compiled a list of the best beachside locations for remote work, based on factors including average internet speed, average monthly rent and crime rate (in a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 is the safest).

Here are the firm’s top picks:

  1. Brades, Montserrat
    Internet speed: 0.7 Mbps
    Average rent: $313
    Crime rate: 0
  2. Valley, Anguilla
    Internet speed: 18.16 Mbps
    Average rent: $748
    Crime rate: 16.67
  3. Zadar, Croatia
    Internet speed: 19.82 Mbps
    Average rent: $437
    Crime rate: 28.12
  4. Lagos, Portugal
    Internet speed: 0.7 Mbps
    Average rent: $638
    Crime rate: 25
  5. Taghazout, Morocco
    Internet speed: 4.16 Mbps
    Average rent: $152
    Crime rate: 34.29
  6. St. George’s, Bermuda
    Internet speed: 102.77 Mbps
    Average rent: $1,637
    Crime rate: 42.33
  7. Goa, India
    Internet speed: 7.53 Mbps
    Average rent: $243
    Crime rate: 47.63
  8. Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius
    Internet speed: 6.15 Mbps
    Average rent: $449
    Crime rate: 50.5
  9. Bridgetown, Barbados
    Internet speed: 60.25 Mbps
    Average rent: $366
    Crime rate: 41.67
  10. Noord, Aruba
    Internet speed: 61.55 Mbps
    Average rent: $666
    Crime rate: 43.75

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