The cities that we live in impact our lives in many ways, from how long our commute to work is, to the type of cuisine we eat, to the way we network. It’s no different for coworking.

But while the space that you choose to work at will have the biggest impact on your work-life experience, the cities we choose to work in have an equal impact. Does your city have strict zoning laws for coworking space? Does the layout of the city mean you can bike to your space? Is your city a hub of innovation, where you can meet lots of other business owners and startup workers?

We’ve compiled a list of the five best cities for coworking in the world. Does your city make the list?

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AUSTIN

You know we had to give our own city a shout out. But biases aside, you can hardly go anywhere in the US without hearing how amazing Austin is. It’s been a booming city for nearly twenty years. With several international festivals to its name, Austin has become a tech hub and is in the running for the new Amazon headquarters. The city is affordable compared to its coastal rivals.

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BERLIN

Berlin is a chic, bustling, and productive city. A hub of Europe, Berlin has the German work ethic ingrained into its soul. Coworking in Berlin comes with a plethora of options. The cities population is growing, Germany has a strong economy, and real estate prices are great. All this means that companies are setting up shop there and coworking spaces are increasing exponentially.

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NEW YORK CITY

If you’re in the city that never sleeps, you’re probably ready to hustle. The networking opportunities in NYC are one of a kind. Plus, since the city is so expensive, coworking is a deal for those who can’t afford office space.

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SAO PAULO

Brazil has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Sao Paulo is a city experiencing huge growth and is becoming more and more internationally infused. Coworking here offers you the chance to compete on the global playing field.

PHENOM PENH

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Thailand is a must visit country for any digital nomad. It’s become a hotbed for companies as well, and it’s one of the most popular places to set up as a home base in southeast Asia. If you plan to set up shop there for a month or more, you should consider coworking. The chance to connect with people who run international businesses and a solid connection to wifi are both worth any membership fee.

Come check out what coworking looks like in Austin with Impact Hub!

 

Article Written by Kara Perez. Kara Perez is a freelance writer and the founder of Bravely, a financial literacy event company in Austin TX.

 

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