If you are exploring your options on some of the best places to live as an expatriate, you have more than likely found out there are numerous aspects to consider when making this decision, like where will provide you with the best experience, what countries have the best cost of living and how the health care is in your prospective countries.
To help make this task more manageable for those looking to relocate, HSBC Bank has created a list of top countries to live in overall, based on a survey given to more than 4,000 expats.
Here is the list of the top ten best countries for expats to live:
Although China was ranked tenth overall, if you have children and are considering becoming an expat, you will want to keep China in mind. China has become a very cost effective country to raise children in and the quality has not suffered for it. Expats have actually reported a 22 percent decrease in the cost of childcare since relocating to China, and while the global average for improvement in the quality of childcare is 48 percent, China has seen a 56 percent increase in the quality.
If it’s balance you are searching for, 60 percent of expats in Canada claim this is what they have found since relocating. Along with this balance also accompanied a 69 percent increase in earnings for these expatriates.
Singapore might not be the first place that comes to mind when brainstorming the best places in the world to become an expatriate in, but 66 percent of expats agree Singapore has offered them an improved quality of life (compared to the global average of 53 percent) and 65 percent agree it has improved their career (compared to a global average of 40 percent). Based on the surveys, Singapore is able to provide positive feedback both economically and socially.
There are many locations to choose from around the world, and each varies with the benefits they have to offer. This list is a good place to start when researching the best countries for expats to live and where will be the perfect match for you.