Last year, British banking giant HSBC surveyed nearly 27,000 expats in 190 countries and territories to find out more about expat life in these places. The HSBC Expat Explorer Survey looked at criteria such as career prospects, work/life balance, income, the local economy and political situation, quality of life, education and how easy it would be for expats to integrate. Here are the countries that top the list of the best places to work abroad, considering all three key areas.
Japan ranked 1st for safety and with its high-quality schools, it’s a great choice for families. Not looking to leave the country? Here are the best places in Canada to raise kids.
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However, there are still plenty of opportunities in healthcare, education and the oil industry.
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Most Dutch people pride themselves on being liberal, tolerant and welcoming of expats and you’ll enjoy a very high quality of life here.
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While Hong Kong is safe, it’s also densely populated and the cramped quarters can take some getting used to.
United Arab Emirates
One of the biggest challenges for expats in Germany can be understanding and getting used to the very formal corporate culture.
Because Bahrain is one of the most liberal Persian Gulf states, expats find it easy to integrate into the community here.
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However, competition for the best jobs is tough and the cost of living in Norway is high, however the minimum wages are higher than in Canada.
It’s also one of the safest countries for expats to live in and is home to one of the world's sexiest cities.
There is tough competition for jobs but you will enjoy a good work/life balance here. Plus. there are some absolutely stunning (but lesser known) towns to visit.
With good, affordable healthcare and education, the Land of the Long White Cloud is a great country in which to raise children.