Europe Through Expat Eyes
For this series of charts, we asked expats a number of questions about how they’d describe their current country of residence and the local population. Questions included, for example, “would you say they are rather dynamic or constant? More rational or more emotional?” Responses were collected on a rating scale of one to seven.
The answers to the various questions were sorted into two categories referring to broadly defined pairs of opposites (rational & distant vs. emotional & welcoming, constant & traditional vs. dynamic & innovative). The values from the various rating scales served as the basis for assigning coordinates on each axis in order to place each country within a coordinate system. In addition, answers on how expats regard their host country on a scale from passionate to calm and outgoing to reserved form the basis of a separate column chart.
None of the charts present any objective facts about those countries and their people, but rather the subjective perception among expatriates living there.
Other Charts in This Series
- Expat Insider 2017 — Africa & Middle East Through Expat Eyes
- Expat Insider 2017 — Asia-Pacific Through Expat Eyes
- Expat Insider 2017 — The Americas Through Expat Eyes
- Expat Insider 2017 — Passionate Populations or Reserved Residents?
- Expat Insider 2017 — Happy Families under the Northern Lights
- Expat Insider 2017 — Safe & Secure in Austria but Struggling to Settle
- Expat Insider 2017 — Playing Happy Families in the Czech Republic
- Expat Insider 2017 — A Good Life and Affordable Education in France
- Expat Insider 2017 — Germany Remains Stable and Secure in an Ever-Changing Europe
- Expat Insider 2017 — Ireland's Bad Weather Puts a Dampener on Expat Life
- Expat Insider 2017 — Settling Down in La Dolce Vita, Italy
- Expat Insider 2017 — Russia: Cold Weather and a Welcome to Match
- Expat Insider 2017 — Avoiding the Spanish Economy
- Expat Insider 2017 — Switzerland: More Than Just Clocks, Chocolate & Cheese
- Expat Insider 2017 — Dissatisfied with More Than Just the British Weather