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Bahrain: Top Expat Destination in the World

Bahrain: Top Expat Destination in the World

Friday, 7 September, 2018 - 12:15
Bahraini capital, Manama. Asharq Al-Awsat Arabic
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Bahrain has been described as the world’s most popular destination for expatriates to live and work in, out of 68 surveyed countries, for the second year in a row. The ranking is based on a report conducted by the German-based research center, according to Bloomberg.

The annual survey by Munich-based InterNations of more than 18,000 expats representing 178 nationalities showed that Bahrain ranks first in several aspects on top of them, stability.

The survey covers everything from the cost of education and child care to family life, career prospects and perceptions of safety and political stability.

Taiwan moved into second place, with strong marks for job prospects and quality of life. Ecuador leaped to No. 3, showing improvement in just about every category.

While the US fell for the fifth year in a row, dragged by a steadily deteriorating reputation for safety and a perceived lack of affordable health care. Two-thirds of expats in the US view job opportunities positively, but for the first time, America ranked among the 15 countries deemed the least safe and secure.

There were 66.2 million expatriates worldwide in 2017, according to a July report by market researcher Finaccord. The company forecasts that the expat population will climb to 87.5 million by 2021.

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