These are the countries ranked the best for expats in 2021, India one of the worst

May 19, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

The Expat Insider Survey 2021 covers the best destinations for living and working for expatriates...

...based on information collected from more than 12,000 respondents.

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This year,respondents were asked to give feedback on the basis of their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A small island in east Asia, which is known for its good healthcare system, ranks first for the third time in a row. Taiwan is also known for its colourful night markets and the quality of life.

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Around 85 percent of respondents said it's easy to settle down in Mexico and four out of five said they were satisfied with their financial situation.

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Costa Rica

Central American countries are home to tropical rainforests and beaches. The people of the country were described as ‘friendly’ by the respondents and 84 percent of expats had ‘enough or more than enough’ disposable income.

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Its capital Kuala Lumpur is one of Southeast Asia’s powerhouses for finance and business. Around 85 percent of expats said they were happy with their lives and 82 percent were satisfied with medical care facilities.

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It is known for its warm summers, national dishes and beaches. 78 percent of expats are satisfied with medical healthcare systems and around 62 percent are happy with their jobs.

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New Zealand

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was praised, globally, on how she handled the pandemic. Around 78 percent of expats were satisfied with their jobs and medical health care facilities.

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The Land Down Under is known for its megacities such as Sydney and Melbourne. 73 percent of expats showed their satisfaction with their jobs and 88 percent with medical healthcare.

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The South American country is one of the oldest civilisations in the world and is deeply rooted in its past. Around 72 percent expatriates were satisfied with their jobs and with the quality of medical facilities.

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The North American country is well-known for its immigrant-friendly people, as 52 percent of expats found it easy to make friends and 72 percent of expatriates were satisfied with their jobs.

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The place is definitely an ideal place for expats as the place is rich in fascinating cultures and food. Around 86 percent expatriates gave a positive response towards job satisfaction while 85 percent said that they are happy with the cost of living.

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India was ranked 51 out of 186 countries, making it one of the worst countries for expatriates.

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