One expat’s opinion on the best places to live abroad can greatly vary from the next. However, when reviewing the HSBC Expat Explorer survey you can see how a number of expats rate their host country, giving you a better idea of which country will be the best for you and your criteria.
The first step is to identify what factors are most important to you when choosing the country to be an expat in. From there, you can use our quick guide based upon the 2013 Expat Explorer result findings.
Kid Friendly: Germany
Ranked first overall in the category of raising children abroad makes Germany a great option for those are looking to relocate with their children. Below are just a few areas that Germany ranked well on when compared to other countries in the survey within the raising children abroad category.
- Quality of Childcare: 2nd
- Health and Well-being of Children: 2nd
- Children are Learning a New Language: 2nd
Financial Focus: Switzerland
Switzerland is known for their knives and chocolate, but they offer much more than that. It is among one of the best places to live abroad when it comes to finances. Switzerland was ranked in first place overall in the economics category, here is a break-down of the individual rankings.
- Host Economic Satisfaction: 4th
- Income: 4th
- Disposable Income: 6th
The Experience: Thailand
Those who aren’t relocating with children and are not as concerned about the financial return tied to their move often want to make sure they are picking a country that will give them the best possible experience! When it comes to giving expats a good experience Thailand has taken first place, here’s why:
- Social Life: 1st
- Local Culture: 1st
- Local Shops and Markets: 1st
To help you make your decision, you can read the full report and learn more about the Expat Explorer Survey here. Once you decide on the country that you consider to be one of the best places to live abroad, check out other the available expat resources.