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Revealed: The best and the worst cities around the world for expats

According to the Expat City Ranking 2020, more than 15,000 expats of 173 nationalities have voiced their opinions about living abroad

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 30, 2020 9:13:27 am
best and the worst cities for expats, where do expats want to live, Expat City Ranking, Expat City Ranking 2020, indian express newsAccording to the Expat City Ranking, which is based on the annual Expat Insider survey by InterNations, expats in Valencia (Spain) are particularly happy with the local healthcare and climate. (Source: Pixabay)

The pandemic has made us reassess one too many thing — travelling being one of them. It has made us appreciate what we already have, while also making us realise what we may have taken for granted. Around the world, while some people are busy planning their next wishful holiday, others are looking to understand if they can relocate to another country altogether and never return. Some others are planning to go on a long holiday to some of their favourite global cities and are looking to understand how expensive they are.

Just like many other things, the pandemic has also affected the expatriate life. In fact, according to the Expat City Ranking 2020, more than 15,000 expats of 173 nationalities have voiced their opinions about living abroad, and have listed the best and worst cities to live in as an expat.

Of the 66 countries which have been featured on the list, the top 10 ranking cities are as follows:

1. Valencia, Spain
2. Alicante, Spain
3. Lisbon, Portugal
4. Panama City
5. Singapore
6. Malaga, Spain
7. Buenos Aires, Argentina
8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9. Madrid, Spain
10. Abu Dhabi, UAE

The cities which have been featured at the bottom of the list and are, therefore, the worst cities for expats are:

57. Hong Kong
58. Dublin, Ireland
59. Santiago, Chile
60. Johannesburg, South Africa
61. Paris, France
62. Nairobi, Kenya
63. Milan, Italy
64. Seoul, South Korea
65. Rome, Italy
66. Salmiya, Kuwait

According to the Expat City Ranking, which is based on the annual Expat Insider survey by InterNations, expats in Valencia (Spain) are particularly happy with the local healthcare and climate. Those living in Alicante feel at home in the city, and no expat has anything negative to say about their personal safety in Lisbon (Portugal).

Those residing in Salmiya (Kuwait), on the other hand, are not at all happy with their quality of life and the ease of getting settled.

No Indian city features on the list.

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