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The Top Expat Destinations for 2018

In 2018, none of the top 3 destinations are much of a surprise, with Bahrain, Taiwan, and Ecuador all having held a spot on the podium in the past. However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new when it comes to expat life around the globe.


For the country ranking, survey participants were asked to rate up to 48 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of one to seven. The rating process emphasized the respondents’ personal satisfaction with these aspects, considering both emotional topics and more factual aspects with equal weight.

The respondents’ ratings of the individual factors were then bundled in various combinations for a total of 17 subcategories, and their mean values used to draw up five topical indices. These five indices, as well as the responses to the question: “how satisfied are you with life abroad in general?”, were then averaged in order to rank the 68 countries above.

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