February 16, 2017

What Are The Best Countries For Expats?

The world is a very big place and there are so many cool locales to explore. To gain a better global perspective, you need to travel to different countries to experience their geography, culture, and lifestyle. It’s an eye opening journey where you might just discover that you’d prefer to become an expat who lives, works, and plays in a foreign country.

World Monuments in front of map of the world

Expats are individuals who choose to reside in a foreign country. These global citizens are keen to work abroad and build a new life in a new place. If this sounds like you, it might be time to pursue an international career. To do this you must obtain the skills and contacts to be able to legally work in a foreign country. Learn more about work visas for specific countries via Google.

Working Abroad Industry Guide

With almost 200 countries in the world, it can be hard to decide where you want to work abroad. Luckily any aspiring expat can check out HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer. This valuable resource shines the spotlight on expat life in a variety of countries. Then it allows you to search for the perfect country based on factors like job security, work/life balance, politics, economic confidence, career progression, culture, safety, friendliness, property, healthcare, entrepreneurship, childcare, social life, and more.

HSBC’s Expat Explorer uses this info to provide an in-depth look at what it’s like to work in each country. Plus they compile a list of the best countries for expats – making it easier to find a country that’s the right match for you.

This year’s Expat Explorer list ranks the top 45 countries for expats in the world. Here are the top 20 of 45 best countries for expats:

  1. Singapore
  2. New Zealand
  3. Canada
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Switzerland
  6. Norway
  7. Austria
  8. Sweden
  9. Bahrain
  10. Germany
  11. Australia
  12. United Arab Emirates
  13. Hong Kong
  14. Taiwan
  15. Netherlands
  16. Spain
  17. Russia
  18. Oman
  19. Vietnam
  20. Japan

Use the links above to search for jobs in a specific country.

Did your country of choice make the list? Visit HSBC’s Expat Explorer to learn more about each country – including tax guides, expat finance advice, country guides, country comparisons, expat advice, and career information. This just might be one of the best online tools for people looking to work, live, and play in a foreign country.

If you dream of working abroad, we strongly encourage you to travel to the places you’re considering to ensure that you find the right place for you. When you’re ready, visit the JobMonkey JobCenter to search and apply for jobs all over the world.

See Also: Learning A Foreign Language While Working Abroad

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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