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he climate of sun and the existence of beaches combined with a competitive cost of living make Lisbon the city of choice for remote workers and digital nomads. The Portuguese capital occupies the first place on the podium of the best places for an executive nomad to live, reveals a recent report prepared by the international real estate consultancy Savills, the “Savills Executive Nomad Index”.

Lisbon's winning score is mainly due to low levels of pollution. In addition, the city also offers advantages in terms of accessibility and transport connections, and the Lisbon Airport is very close to the heart of the city.

Lisbon's winning score is mainly due to low levels of pollution. In addition, the city also offers advantages in terms of accessibility and transport connections, and the Lisbon Airport is very close to the heart of the city.

"Young professionals rent small apartments in the center of the city. On the other hand, families look for bigger houses in Lisbon or Cascais, a seaside community close to the best international schools", emphasises in a statement Ricardo Garcia, residential director of Savills Portugal.

But Lisbon is not the only Portuguese city featuring in the table. The Algarve also has its perks. This region occupies the fourth place in the ranking, offering many of the same benefits as Lisbon, namely the characteristic climate of the south of the country and the beaches.

Moving away from the Portuguese territory, Miami (United States of America) occupies the second position in this ranking. Once again a warm and sunny climate remains a highly valued factor. The weather conditions of the American city, as well as its beaches, are the main factors that attract remote workers.

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) follows in third place, due to being so well connected: you can fly from Dubai to more than 100 countries and over 240 destinations.

The fifth place belongs to Barbados, destination that has the fastest internet speed in the Caribbean, and where the hot weather prevails. In sixth place is Barcelona (Spain), a city that benefits from a strong global air and rail connection, but also from a warm climate and beaches.

The fifth place belongs to Barbados, destination that has the fastest internet speed in the Caribbean, and where the hot weather prevails. In sixth place is Barcelona (Spain), a city that benefits from a strong global air and rail connection, but also from a warm climate and beaches.

The Savills table ends with the Bahamas in 15th position. The climate, once again, weighs heavily when choosing this location.

The importance of vitamin D 

If you work remotely and are looking for a destination with a warm and sunny climate, you can enjoy what's left of summer in any of these cities. Choosing a destination with good levels of sun exposure can be more important than you think, especially for your health.

There are several studies and scientists who have already proved that a vitamin D deficiency – something that is increasingly common in the population – can favour the development of numerous diseases. Of the various benefits that vitamin D can have for health - including strengthening the immune system and preventing diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension -, this vitamin also allows the absorption of calcium in the intestine so it can then be stored in the bones.

There are several studies and scientists who have already proved that a vitamin D deficiency – something that is increasingly common in the population – can favour the development of numerous diseases. Of the various benefits that vitamin D can have for health - including strengthening the immune system and preventing diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension -, this vitamin also allows the absorption of calcium in the intestine so it can then be stored in the bones.

That said, 15 minutes of daily sun exposure, while working or during a break, is an excellent way to get the recommended dose of vitamin D.

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