Survey reveals Taiwan is the best country for expats and Kuwait is the worst

  •  InterNations looked at different life experiences for expats in 67 countries 
  • It charts life quality, personal finance, job satisfaction and ease of settling
  • Taiwan was top, followed by Malta, while Kuwait and Greece came last

A new study has revealed that Taiwan is the best country in the world for expats, while Kuwait is the worst.

The results come from a report by the online expat community InterNations, which looks at everything from quality of life and personal finance, to job satisfaction and ease of settling indices. 

Taiwan was ranked number one out of 67 countries on the list, with Malta scored second place and Ecuador came in third, followed by Mexico and New Zealand.  

Taiwan is the best country in the world for expats, according to a report by the online expat community InterNations Pictured: Taipei in Taiwan 

Taiwan is the best country in the world for expats, according to a report by the online expat community InterNations Pictured: Taipei in Taiwan 

Malta, was rated number two on the list and performed best in the Ease Of Settling section of the survey

Malta, was rated number two on the list and performed best in the Ease Of Settling section of the survey

According to InterNations, Taiwan holds first place in the Quality of Life and Personal Finance Indices, with the country performing particularly well with the quality and affordability of its healthcare and the financial situation of expats. 

It also came second place in the Working Abroad section, with more than a third of expats completely satisfied with their jobs, compared to the global average of 16 per cent.

Foreigners living in Taiwan were also overwhelmingly positive about the friendliness of local people, with nine out of ten people surveyed saying they received a positive reaction.

Meanwhile, Malta, which was rated number two on the list, performed best in the Ease Of Settling section of the survey, with more than 40 per cent of those questioned saying that they found it very easy to settle into the local culture. 

At the other end of the spectrum, Kuwait fared worst in the survey Pictured: Kuwait City 

At the other end of the spectrum, Kuwait fared worst in the survey Pictured: Kuwait City 

Greece came second from the bottom in the list of 67 countries. Pictured: Athens in Greece 

Greece came second from the bottom in the list of 67 countries. Pictured: Athens in Greece 

The country also fared particularly well in the Personal Finance index. 

Some 25 per cent of those questioned saying they were completely satisfied financially, compared to a global average of 15 per cent.

At the other end of the spectrum, Kuwait was rated worst in the survey, followed by Greece and Nigeria.  

TOP TEN COUNTRIES  

1. Taiwan 

2. Malta 

3. Ecuador 

4. Mexico 

5. New Zealand 

6. Costa Rica 

7. Australia 

8. Austria 

9. Luxembourg 

10. Czech Republic  

BOTTOM TEN COUNTRIES  

67. Kuwait 

66. Greece 

65. Nigeria 

64. Brazil 

63. Saudi Arabia 

62. Egypt 

61. Mozambique 

60. Qatar 

59. Italy 

58. Tanzania  

Kuwait came third from the bottom and Nigeria came last in the Quality of Life section, which looks at things like leisure options, travel and transport and health and well-bring. 

Kuwait also came last in the Easy Of Settling In section, which examines welcome expats feel, the friendliness of locals and how easy it is to find friends

Meanwhile, Greece fared worst in the Working Abroad index, which examines expat feelings about work-life balance, job security and career prospects. 

 

 






Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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