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It seems like Croatia’s digital nomad residence permit has been around for a long time. We often forget it has been available since January 2021, which was only a year and a half ago. That is the reason why the Nomadlist ranking Croatia received seems so surprising to us!
It is probably because we are aware of how many things we can do even better, that being ranked #2 in the world and #1 in Europe by the nomads themselves caught us a little bit off guard. 🙂
“Anyone who is thinking about seeking a remote lifestyle, regardless of age, should consider becoming a global citizen and begin their journeys in Croatia.”Barbara and Marques
However, that stellar rating is not something that happened by chance!
It is a directly measurable result of the hard work of many individuals and organizations, numerous initiatives that were started to highlight Croatia as a nomad destination, and powerful community-building throughout the country.
“In my honest opinion, Croatia is the next Portugal! I see a huge potential for the country as a nomadic destination. Furthermore, the advantages of living here are numerous. Croatia is a truly beautiful country with diverse scenery!”Anna Maria Kochanska
The rating Croatia received, in a certain way, primarily represents people: locals who have recognized the potential of the global digital nomad community and digital nomads who have chosen Croatia, especially those who have become Croatia’s official or unofficial ambassadors worldwide.
“Naturally, and as with seemingly everywhere in Croatia, the people that live here in Split are generous, kind, and so helpful that I’d be remiss to not mention it.”Steve Tsentserentsky
And while there are certainly some things that still need to be improved – bureaucracy comes to mind first and foremost – the community will definitely remain our most powerful asset.
Along with splendid nature, rich history, fabulous food, safety, and good quality of life. 😀
“The reason why we chose Split in the end was that it seemed to have good weather, good internet connection, loads of expats, and just a great life quality in general!“Marie-Hélène and Louis-Michel
The nomads have spoken! It is now up to us to keep up the good work and improve the things that need some more work. Let’s make it to #1 next year, shall we?! 😉
p.s. If you’re curious about the digital nomad lifestyle in Split, check out our Digital Nomads section, read through our introductory post on this topic with all the helpful links at the bottom of the page, or attend one of our “Locals’n’Nomads” meetups and ask us all about it in person. 😀