Finding a new country that isn't too expensive, is fun, and has good job prospects isn't easy.
That's why every year, the InterNations expat network asks people from 187 countries and regions to rate various aspects of their home away from home, from the cost of living, to the quality of medical care, to the ease of making local friends.
This year, the network interviewed more than 20,000 expats from around the world about their lives and weighted their responses to rank the top 30 countries in the world overall. Every country had a sample size of at least 40 respondents.
30. Hungary — Expats say Hungary it is a great place to base themselves to travel around Europe. People also say it's easy to socialize and find leisure activities, and that the cost of living is relatively low.
29. Indonesia — In Indonesia socializing is easy and it's not difficult to make local friends. People are generally satisfied with their work-life balance, with full-time employees working an average of 46.4 hours a week, or just over nine hours a day.
28. Belgium — One of the best countries in the world for raising a family because childcare and education is accessible and high-quality. People here are also happy with their job security.
27. Philippines — Expats say it's easy to make local friends and the cost of living is fairly low.
26. Morocco — Expats in the North African nation say overwhelmingly that it is a good place for making friends and maintaining relationships. They also say locals are popular with foreigners.
25. Thailand — In Thailand, medical care is above-par and the country is family-friendly.
24. The Netherlands — A popular place for expats to work and travel around.
23. Estonia — Most expats in Estonia are happy with the state of the economy and their work-life balance.
22. Kazakhstan — The central Asian state is becoming an increasingly popular expat destination. People are happier with their career prospects and personal finances here, and say it's relatively easy to get around the capital city, Nur-Sultan.
21. Costa Rica — The majority of respondents in Costa Rica say they are generally happy with their lives, and that locals "could not be any friendlier."
20. Canada — Most expats in Canada are happy with the economy and job prospects, and say it's a good place to raise children.
19. Finland — Finland is seen as a good place to raise children, and more than half respondents are happy with their job prospects and security.
18. Qatar — People say Qatar is an easy place to settle down, and it's easy to get used to and blend in with the local culture.
17. Australia — Leisure options and quality of healthcare in the Land Down Under are top notch.
16. Colombia — Colombian locals are friendly and helpful, and the cost of living is cheap.
15. New Zealand — Australia's smaller cousin appears ideal for expat families, considering the high quality of childcare, education, and job working hours.
14. Israel — Expats in Israel are overall satisfied with their jobs and say there's always something to do for fun.
13. Panama — Expats in Panama generally seem very happy with their jobs. People like their working hours, work-life balance, and have job security.
12. Luxembourg — The majority of expats here feel satisfied with their career prospects and secure in their job, and say the quality of life is good.
11. Bulgaria — Foreigners in Bulgaria like the low cost of living and say it's easy to blend into the local culture.
10. The Czech Republic (aka Czechia) — Expats here enjoy the opportunities to travel both within the country and outside it.
9. Malaysia — Expats in Malaysia say they earn more than enough to cover their daily household needs, and that it's easy to settle down and make new friends.
8. Ecuador — Expats here are the happiest in the world, and say the cost of living is low.
7. Bahrain — Career prospects are good in Bahrain, and the environment is good for families with children, expats said.
6. Singapore — It's easy to settle down and people feel safe in Singapore. Almost all respondents say they are happy with the city's local transportation system and that it's easy to travel around the region.
5. Spain — Spanish healthcare is affordable and high-quality, and locals are welcoming to families with children.
4. Mexico — Expats say locals are friendly, and the cost and quality of childcare and education are good.
3. Portugal — Portugal's weather is good, it's easy to settle down, and there are plenty of options for socializing.
2. Vietnam — Life in Vietnam is affordable and expats' disposable income is more than enough to cover daily costs. People here are also happy with their career opportunities.
1. Taiwan — Expats overwhelmingly praise the quality of life, affordability and quality of healthcare, safety, and career prospects in Taiwan.