There's an increasing number of freelancers in the Philippines. People either need to take up a side hustle to make ends meet, or they want to quit following someone else's rules and be their own boss. But according to a survey published by Expert Market, the Philippines is actually one of the top 10 worst countries for freelancers.
Expert Market evaluated 57 countries based on eight different factors: cost of living, income taxes, access to credit, average internet speed, cost of a cup of coffee, public transpo, free Wi-Fi availability, and the ease of starting your own business.
Expert Market used all the data they gathered to come up with a "weighted average" used to give each country a total score.
Here are the best countries for freelancers:
1. Hong Kong
2. United States
3. South Korea
4. United Arab Emirates
5. United Kingdom
7. New Zealand
10. Czech Republic
And the worst:
7. Costa Rica
Are you a freelancer? Do you agree with the survey? Share your experiences in the comments section!
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.