expat insider 2016 the internations survey.pdf
Introduction and Executive Summary
2016: Three Years
For the third year in a row, Expat Insider — one of the largest
The survey covers a wide range of topics, including basic
This doesn’t mean that Malta has lost out. Quite on the
expat surveys worldwide — offers an in-depth analysis of
facts about demographic data and the moving process. It
contrary: Malta has moved up another place, now ranking
everyday expat life in more than 60 countries across the globe.
focuses on participants’ happiness with a variety of factors
2nd out of 67. The popular tourist hotspot offers plenty of
related to their country of residence and personal life abroad.
leisure opportunities and the best-rated climate. Under the
With global mobility ever increasing, more and more people
Needless to say, we don’t only address traditional expats.
Maltese sun, it’s also very easy to make friends.
want to explore the world. So once again, we reached out to
Our participants’ backgrounds and their reasons for moving
members of our global community and other expats worldwide,
are as multi-faceted as the globe itself!
asking them to share their motivations for moving and evaluate
their life abroad. More than 14,000 respondents representing
174 nationalities and 191 countries or territories took part
and had their say on moving, living and working abroad.
Previous winner Ecuador still features in the top three, but
has been relegated to third place. Please note that the survey
Top Findings at a Glance
data was gathered before the earthquake hit in April 2016.
In our overall league table, Taiwan is the new Malta. While
impact our respondents’ replies, which highlight the ease
the tiny Mediterranean nation was last year’s breakout
of settling in and the low cost of living.
One of the country’s worst natural disasters thus didn’t
The result is this detailed report, aimed at both the
star, coming in on third place, newcomer Taiwan has even
InterNations member base and a general audience interested
dethroned the winner of 2014 and 2015, Ecuador. The
While Myanmar dropped out of the overall ranking due to
in expat life: particularly those considering an international
Asian Tiger performs extremely well in the Working Abroad
a lack of participants, four new destinations were added.
move will find a wealth of information on the 67 countries
and Personal Finance Indices, but also scores for other
In addition to Taiwan, we can now find Egypt, Morocco, and
featured in our ranking.
factors, like healthcare.
Ukraine among the 67 countries:
Survey Report 2016
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