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The best and worst countries in the world for making friends

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We might not be as friendly to expat families as we'd like to think.

In a ranking of 67 countries around the world for 'Ease of settling in', the UK ranked 42nd for Friendliness, and 43rd for 'Finding Friends'.

This is according to the Expat Insider 2016 index by InterNations, which surveyed more than 14,000 respondents.

The UK ranked 33rd on the index of 191 countries, overall.

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For the subindex 'Friendliness', we have produced a map of the rankings of the countries surveyed.

Taiwan, Uganda and Costa Rica were the most friendly countries, while Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait were found to be the least friendly.

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Here are the full rankings, which you can also find in the report:

  1. Taiwan
  2. Uganda
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Mexico
  5. Colombia
  6. Oman
  7. Philippines
  8. New Zealand
  9. Vietnam
  10. Portugal
  11. Brazil
  12. Spain
  13. Ecuador
  14. Canada
  15. Romania
  16. Bahrain
  17. Malta
  18. Indonesia
  19. Ukraine
  20. Ireland
  21. Thailand
  22. Argentina
  23. Australia
  24. Cyprus
  25. USA
  26. Greece
  27. Peru
  28. Morocco
  29. Japan
  30. Israel
  31. United Arab Emirates
  32. Malaysia
  33. Tanzania
  34. India
  35. Kenya
  36. Turkey
  37. Egypt
  38. Kazakhstan
  39. Mozambique
  40. Poland
  41. Luxembourg
  42. United Kingdom
  43. China
  44. Nigeria
  45. Netherlands
  46. Hungary
  47. Italy
  48. Panama
  49. South Africa
  50. South Korea
  51. Singapore
  52. Hong Kong
  53. Belgium
  54. Finland
  55. Germany
  56. France
  57. Chile
  58. Austria
  59. Russia
  60. Denmark
  61. Qatar
  62. Sweden
  63. Norway
  64. Switzerland
  65. Czech Republic
  66. Saudi Arabia
  67. Kuwait

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