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Posted On: 21 October 2021 11:01 am
Updated On: 21 October 2021 11:15 am

Qatar named in the top ten places to live and work globally by HSBC Expat Explorer 2021 survey

Vrinda Abilash
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The State of Qatar has been ranked 10th out of 48 markets globally as a top destination for expats to live and work abroad. This is according to the 14th annual Expat Explorer survey by HSBC for the year 2021.

As per HSBC, Expat Explorer is "a comprehensive and in-depth global survey examining the lives of those who relocate abroad. The 2021 survey is our broadest look at expat living to date, with expats from a record-breaking 46 countries and regions sharing their views. Regardless of the economic challenges and restrictions presented over the past 18 months, most expats are not planning on moving back home at present, thanks to a prevailing sense of optimism about the year ahead."

The survey focuses on seeing how different destinations ranked for expat living, aspiring, and future outlook and was surveyed with 20,460 expats based in over 46 countries and regions who were questioned in April and May 2021.

As per the survey, 65% of expats are feeling optimistic about the year ahead, 75% of expats are optimistic 'normality' will return and 4 out of 5 expats say they will continue living in their host country for the next year at least. Two-thirds of expats report better quality of life since relocating.

The top 10 destinations that made it to the Expat Explorer league table 2021 are as follows:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Australia
  3. New Zealand
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. Guernsey
  6. Jersey
  7. Isle of Man
  8. Bahrain
  9. Singapore
  10. Qatar

Source: HSBC Expat
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