Are you considering moving overseas as an expat? If you want to be welcomed with open arms and have a great quality of life, consider heading to Ecuador or Singapore. And if you’re someone who worries about safety or finances, you might want to avoid Nigeria and Greece.
These are among the takeaways you’ll find in a new survey of nearly 14,400 expatriates by Internations, a global expat network based in Munich. The survey provides an insider’s guide to the joys and challenges of living abroad as an expat.
Now in its second year, the survey ranks a total of 64 countries from first to worst on a range of factors including quality of life, ease of settling in, and cost of living.
Among the key findings of the survey:
Given its wide scope and unique vantage point, the survey is a useful guide for employers with overseas staff. It is particularly helpful for companies with workers in countries at the bottom of the list, as they need to be particularly mindful of the difficulties their employees are likely to face.
Being candid with these individuals about the situation on the ground will help minimize any surprises they may experience upon arrival in the country. In addition, ongoing support and communication can be very useful in helping them tackle any obstacles they’ll encounter along the way.
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