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Expat Research

The Best & Worst Places for Expats in 2018

None of the top 3 expat destinations are “breakout stars”, with Bahrain, Taiwan, and Ecuador all having held a spot on the podium in the past.

The Biggest Winners & Losers

Panama, Ecuador, and Australia all find their way back to old strength, while Israel scores a new personal best. Not all countries improve their scores though, as Sweden and Romania can attest.

The Best Places for Expat Men and Women

While men and women are mostly in agreement on the best and worst expat destinations worldwide, opinions on Oman, Finland, Romania, Cyprus, and Indonesia differ widely.

Where Happy Expat Families Live

Austria has made a comeback to the top 3 in 2018. For expat families in Qatar, Poland, and Belgium, the situation has also significantly improved.

There’s No Place Like Home

Bahrain remains in first place when it comes to ease of settling in, with Mexico and Costa Rica rounding out the top 3, in second and third place, respectively.

Digital Expat Havens Around the World

Myanmar and Egypt are among the least connected countries for expats, while a faster-paced, digitally forward-thinking lifestyle thrives in the Nordic Countries.

Love Is All Around: Expat Relationships Worldwide

Luckily, most expats in a relationship are happy with this aspect of their life abroad. Among other factors, their happiness may depend on their reason for moving, though.
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