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Expat Insider - The World Through Expat Eyes

Expat Insider 2022 — Coming Full Circle?

Since 2014, we’ve asked expats from around the world to take part in the annual Expat Insider survey. One the largest of its kind, the survey covers virtually every aspect of the expat experience — from finances to finding friends — allowing expats to share their personal experiences and thoughts on life abroad.

In 2022, close to 12,000 respondents shared what it’s like living and working far from home. Together, they represent a total of 177 nationalities and live in 181 countries or territories.

The views gathered in the survey paint a picture of what expat life today is like — and also give insights into expats’ respective countries of residence around the globe. Look out for an additional report on urban life worldwide later this year.

Rankings & Reports

Interested in what the top — and bottom — destinations for expats are in 2022? Below, you can find an overview of the best and worst places, focus articles on the five underlying topical indices of the ranking, and information on the survey demographics and methodology.

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Destination Reports

Want to take a closer look at a specific country or territory? Below, we are featuring detailed reports on 27 different expat destinations, from Australia to Vietnam. Read on to find out more about expat life across the globe!

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