Toronto ranked one of the best cities in the world to be a freelancer

Dec 11 2019, 12:14 pm

Toronto has been ranked as one of the best cities in the world to find freelance work.

According to AppJobs, a website that links job seekers to app-based companies, Toronto is the 16th best city in the world to be a freelancer.

Wedged between a few heavy hitters in the likes of Wellington, NZ, and Melbourne, AU, Toronto is one of five Canadian cities to make it onto the list.

“We have looked at the best cities to live in around the world and analyzed a series of metrics, such as the number of freelance jobs, number of cafes with free WiFi, cost of living, average self-employed salary, and the percent of the city population that currently freelance,” said the study.

“We created a score out of 100 to reveal the best freelancer friendly cities around the world for those looking for more independence in their career.”

AppJobs seeded the list by analyzing metrics from Tripadvisor, Numbeo, Indeed, and Wiman to find data points for its categories.

Paris, London, and topped the list with scores of 54.3, 53.7, and 47.1, respectively.

According to AppJobs, Toronto received an overall score of 38.3 and has 62 cafes that offer free WiFi.

Adjusted from euros to Canadian dollars, Toronto’s average cost of rent is $1,688 and our average self-employed salary is $25,588.46, outranking Melbourne, Luxembourg, and Hambourg.

As for other Canadian cities, Toronto is sharing space with Montreal (8th), Calgary (13th), Vancouver (26th), and Ottawa (17th).

For a full chart of stats and the complete 50-city worldwide list, check out the AppJobs Data section.

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