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Here are the top 10 states for working remotely based on utility costs, internet speeds, and job openings

Here are the top 10 states for working remotely based on utility costs, internet speeds, and job openings
Blacksburg, Virginia.Brett Maurer
  • A look at internet speeds, power costs, and job openings revealed the top states for remote gigs.
  • The furniture maker Desky identified Virginia as the No. 1 state for remote work.

Working from home can lead to odd-looking ensembles, pairing fancy shirts with comfy pants.

But beyond worrying about your on-camera appearance, WFH setups can also lead to concerns about the speed of your internet connection or how much you spend to run the AC on hot days.

Desky, which makes ergonomic furniture, reviewed internet speeds, electricity costs, and openings for remote jobs to determine which US states are ideal for work-from-home gigs.

Here are the top 10:

10. Oklahoma

10. Oklahoma
Hochatown, Oklahoma.      Wirestock

Average internet speed: 351 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 10.72 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 15

9. Louisiana

9. Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.      Fang Deng/Shutterstock

Average internet speed: 324.9 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 9.37 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 11

8. Georgia

8. Georgia
Columbus, Georgia.      SeanPavonePhoto

Average internet speed: 414.9 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 12.26 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 17

7. Tennessee

7. Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee.      Marcia Straub/Getty Images

Average internet speed: 351.1 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 10.79 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 19

6. Texas

6. Texas
Houston, Texas.      John Coletti/Getty Images

Average internet speed: 425.9 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 11.36 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 16

5. Maryland

5. Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland.      Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Average internet speed: 506.7 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 13.92 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 18

4. Delaware

4. Delaware
Delaware.      Robert Kirk/Getty Images

Average internet speed: 469.7 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 13.21 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 21

3. Arizona

3. Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona.      antsdrone/Shutterstock

Average internet speed: 396.1 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 13.16 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 40

2. Washington

2. Washington
Washington.      MarkHatfield/Getty Images

Average internet speed: 451 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 9.79 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 14

1. Virginia

1. Virginia
Arlington, Virginia.      Nate Hovee

Average internet speed: 505.6 Mbps

Average electricity cost: 12.4 cents per kilowatt-hour

Remote job openings per 10,000 people: 23




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