As the prospect of long-term remote work emerges, millions of Americans working in different industries are dreaming of new ways to live and new places to move. CraftJack recently surveyed 2,888 American workers to learn more about their feelings towards permanent remote work, where they would move if given an option and compensation if relocating. They were also interested to see if the bigger cities across the country would see people flock to the suburbs or smaller cities with lower costs of living.
The survey found that 61% of Americans would move if given the option to work permanently remotely. Top reasons for wanting to move: 1. Bigger/better home (56% 2. Lower cost of living (55%) 3. Access to nature (41%) 4. Closer to family/friends (38%). 5. More things to do (37%). 87% of Americans believe they should be paid the same if they move to a more affordable area. 87% would work at a company where they never meet their coworkers in person. 57% of remote workers say time zone difference interferes with their remote work and their ability to trust their colleagues. 78% would need $100,000 to move to a city they don’t really like.