International Bank HSBC has recently come out with a list of some of the best countries to live in as an expatriate. We decided to do a little homework and look at each country in a little more detail. These are the 25 best countries to be an expatriate.
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Although the political situation is in a bit of a mess right now and finding a job can be a challenge, if you do manage to get yourself established you’ll probably find yourself enjoying the extremely low cost of living.
Before the recession Ireland had one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. In fact, it was even dubbed the “Celtic Tiger”. Although its economy was hit harder than many of its European counterparts there are still plenty of opportunities for expats here.
With an attractive culture, lifestyle, and landscape, Italy remains a favorite destination for exapts. As with Spain, the biggest issue you’ll probably have is finding a job.
Although job prospects and work visas are tighter than they were pre-crisis there are still numerous opportunities for people with skills and determination. Just be ready for a high cost of living, poor weather, and plenty of urban congestion.
With over 80% of the country’s workforce consisting of foreigners it is no surprise that the government has cracked down on immigration a bit. If you do manage to find a job, however, you’ll find that the culture shock is not quite as extreme as in neighboring Saudi Arabia.