Travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 10 best countries for expats to live in, with Vietnam ranked in 10th place.
The list has been compiled following a survey of more than 22,000 expats worldwide. The nation was able to make the top 10 this year largely due to its strong financial security and positive work-life balance, in addition to its welcoming environment for newcomers. The majority of expats surveyed said they were able to quickly adjust to the local lifestyle, stating that they felt at home within the first few months after arriving.
Switzerland tops the list due to the Central European country’s impeccably clean streets and some of the world’s best ski slopes. Along with a delicious cuisine and a clean local environment, it’s no surprise to see Switzerland claiming the top spot.
Singapore has always been a popular destination for expats to live and work, with the island nation even being ranked first for four consecutive years, although it has now dropped down to second place.
Third place goes to Canada due to its range of stunning beautiful landscapes.
Spain comes in fourth due to the incredible local climate, leisurely work environment, and high mental and physical well-being among citizens. Indeed, expats will certainly enjoy an improved quality of life if they make Spain their new home.
New Zealand comes in fifth place this year, a slight drop from its second-place position last year. Expats here can enjoy the benefits of their laid-back lifestyle, with more free time after work allowing them to experience the adventure capital of the world’s huge variety of activities.
Australia comes sixth in the list. Approximately three-quarters of respondents stated that the natural environment and ease of access to nature is better compared to what they can enjoy in their home country, which means expats here tend to enjoy more time outdoors.
Turkey represents one of the world’s leading countries for expats who are looking to expand their horizons, both professionally and culturally, according to the rankings.
The rankings place Germany in eighth, with survey respondents having an overwhelmingly positive experience of expat life in Germany, especially when it comes to economic indicators such as career prospects and a drastic improvement in terms of work-life balance.
Ninth position goes to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where an influx of expats has a lot to do with job opportunities and an increase in wages.