Switzerland replaces Singapore as & # 39; the world’s best destination for expats & # 39;
Switzerland replaces Singapore as the & # 39; destination of the world for expats & # 39; with foreigners who earn more than £ 88,000 on average
- 82 percent of expats living in Switzerland said their quality of life had improved
- Average expat salary of £ 88k – far above the world average – saw it at the top
- Immigrants have also highly appreciated the country for its beautiful landscape and cleanliness
- Singapore dropped to second place, Canada third and Spain fourth
Switzerland is & # 39; the world's new top destination for expats thanks to high wages, beautiful scenery and low pollution, research has shown.
In total, 82 percent of the expats living in the country told HSBC that their quality of life had improved after the move, making it the best place in the bank's global rankings.
Average expat salaries of more than £ 88,000 – well above the global average of £ 60,000 – saw Singapore end up in a prime location for the first time in four years.
High average salaries, political and economic stability and a stunning landscape, combined to put Switzerland at the top of the global ranking for expats
The results were revealed by HSBC & # 39; s annual Expat Explorer report after researchers spoke to 18,000 people at 163 different locations.
They discovered that Switzerland – in addition to its wealth and beauty – also scored highly for political and economic stability.
Another 62 percent of respondents said they felt safer in the European nation than in their own.
Singapore, which has been winning every year since 2015, remains a great place for families with children, the survey found.
Switzerland took first place from Singapore, which has been at the top of the list for the last four years, although expats still reported that it was a great place to have children.
More than two thirds of the expats said their children had excellent opportunities to learn foreign languages there, while 62 percent said the schools are better than their home country.
Thirdly, Canada reported higher disposable income due to lower costs.
Living Spain – which rose nine places to fourth place compared to last year – caused an increase in mental well-being in more than half of those who settled there.
If re-addressing your work-life balance is a priority, then New Zealand might be the answer – 69 percent of expats noted an improvement over home.
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