Updated: Mar 28, 2019
In 2018, Expat Insider, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive surveys on life abroad, achieved a major milestone for its fifth anniversary: the number of respondents reached a new record high. In total, 18,135 expats from across the globe took part in the survey. They represent 178 nationalities and are living in 187 countries or territories, from over 1,600 participants in Germany to one each in Greenland and Equatorial Guinea, providing a unique insight into life abroad in 2018.
The higher number of respondents means that the league tables cover even more expat destinations: 68 in the overall ranking and 50 in the Family Life Index. The country rankings list the best (and worst) among 68 destinations across the globe, focusing on essential topics: quality of life, ease of settling in, working abroad, family life, personal finance, and cost of living. The 2018 ranking is also based on an increased number of individual rating factors (48) for evaluating everyday life abroad and features a new topic in the Quality of Life Index: digital life.
For information on this new subcategory and much more, take a look at the world through expat eyes and explore the detailed results below.