The best countries for expats have been ranked by InterNations as part of their annual Expat Insider survey. We take a look at the results.
Countries are ranked according to six major indices: Quality of Life, Ease of Settling In, Working Abroad, Family Life, Personal Finance, and Cost of Living.
There are an estimated 57 million expatriates across the globe with the term ‘expat’ no longer limited to corporate employees relocating from a company’s headquarters. Instead, more and more expats are moving overseas in search of a dream. Some have chosen remote jobs and are now working from a location they love. This latest survey looks at how expats’ motivations for moving are changing where they go.
More than seven in ten expats (71%) working in the Czech Republic rated Job Security favorably, compared to a global average of 59%. In Career Prospects & Satisfaction, the Czech Republic came in no. 4; in Work & Leisure at no. 10.
Bahrain, Taiwan, and Ecuador have been ranked as the three best countries for expats in 2018. Bahrain received high scores for making expats feel at home and is popular with expat families. Taiwan, up from fourth in 2017, has been ranked second with expats citing a high quality of life thanks to affordable health care and good transportation infrastructure.
Kuwait is back in the last place, a position it held from 2014 to 2016, while Saudi Arabia is just behind in 67th. Both countries rank poorly for ease of settling in and general satisfaction with life abroad. India continues its slide down the rankings to third worst with expats citing career prospects, general satisfaction, and work and leisure negatively.
Author: Meredith Hessel