The 2017 Best And Worst Countries To Live And Work In.
InterNations helps expats to feel at home abroad, meet people and find information about their new environment. It was responsible for this survey in the listed article below. How did InterNations begin? Two young German students meet while enrolled in an MBA programme in Switzerland in 1997:at the University of St Gallen. Sharing the experience of living abroad in an international environment, they soon become close friends, discussing their ideas and plans. After graduation, their ways part as each of them pursues his own dream: Malte Zeeck follows his passion for travel, cultures and people and starts working as an international television reporter in Europe, India and Brazil. Philipp von Plato, an entrepreneur at heart who started his first business while at university, embarks on a career as a consultant for global blue chip companies in Germany, the UK and Croatia. They met again in Germany in January 2007, and realized that there is one experience they both share: being an expat. No matter where your work or travels take you, you are confronted with the same problems; because every time you arrive in a new place, you start all over again. They decided that there should be such a platform where expats from all countries of the world can network, socialize and find trustworthy information and services, wherever they are. And so the idea of InterNations is born in May 2007.
Now in its fourth year, Expat Insider is one of the largest surveys worldwide offering an in-depth analysis of expat life across the globe. More than 12,500 respondents representing 166 nationalities and living in 188 countries or territories answered questions, providing unique insights into what it means to be an expat in 2017. The ranking of 65 destinations is based on how these countries were rated by their expat residents for over 40 individual factors, from family life to finance; including quality of life, ease of settling in, working abroad, family life, personal finance, and cost of living. After 2016’s focus on working abroad, the Ease of Settling In Index was prioritized in 2017, from local friendships and expat bubbles to feeling (un)welcome in a country and its culture.
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