In May 2011 we appealed to expatriates to participate in the annual HSBC Expat Explorer survey. Today HSBC provided a sneak preview of the full survey results, which will be available in November, and they certainly make for interesting reading.
This year’s survey, which represents the forth year of the expatriate research, was completed by 3,385 expatriates in over 100 countries. According to the expatriates that took part in the research, the best place in the world in which to live is Thailand, with this Asian Land of Smiles scoring the highest marks accord economic and lifestyle factors. Following Thailand was Egypt and Saudi Arabia, in second and third position respectively.
The number of expatriates that participated in the survey entailed that 7 new countries have now being assessed as part of HSBC’s research. These were Turkey, New Zealand, Brazil, Italy, Egypt, Vietnam and Japan. As such, the full analysis that will be released in November 2011 will cover 31 countries around the world.
According to HSBC, a number of emerging trends are prevalent in this year’s Expat Explorer results:
The full results will be published by HSBC EXpat Explorer in November 2011.
Read the full article: http://www.expatexplorer.hsbc.com/2011surveypreview
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