The best and worst countries in the world to move to, according to expats

Louis Dor
Wednesday 21 September 2016 13:30
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Want to start a life in another country? Try Singapore.

Singapore is the best country (or city-state in this case) in the world for expats to live and work, according to a new report.

HSBC's Expat Explorer 2016 report found the country topped the tables for overall score.

The top ten were as follows:

1. Singapore

2. New Zealand

3. Canada

4. Czech Republic

5. Switzerland

6. Norway

7. Austria

8. Sweden

9. Bahrain

10. Germany

The top country to go to to improve your earnings was Switzerland, followed by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Here's the data in map form:

The best country for career progression was found to be Hong Kong.

Meanwhile the best country to start a business in was found to be Singapore.

Dean Blackburn, Head of HSBC Expat, said:

Expats consistently tell us that moving abroad has helped them achieve their ambitions and long-term financial goals, from getting access to better education for their children to buying property or saving more for retirement. Most expats also find that their quality of life has improved since making the move - and that they are integrating well with the local people and culture.

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