HSBC released last week the 9th Edition of the Expat Explorer Report, ranking the best 45 countries for expats. This study is based on YouGov survey of nearly 27 000 expats from 190 countries.

Regardless of where they decided to move, expats are not only looking for higher wages or career success but their objectives were also to improve their quality of life, learn new skills or seek a new challenge.

Expats were questioned about how easy it was to work, live and raise their kids in the country they are living. Then the results were combined into 3 main topics: Economics, Experience, and Family. Each country received a score out of 1 for each topic.

Switzerland ranks at the best place in the Economics category. New-Zealand is number one in the Experience category and Sweden in the Family one.

Here is the Top 10:

10. Germany (ranked 5th last year)

Here is our guide to help you to send money to Germany and also some tips for your first months there.

9. Bahrain (ranked 4th last year)

8. Sweden (ranked 3rd last year)

7. Austria (new to the ranking)

Here is our guide to help you to send money to Austria.

6. Norway (new to the ranking)

5. Switzerland (ranked 10th last year)

Here is some help for you to send money to Switzerland.

4. Czech Republic (18th last year)

3. Canada (6th last year)

Here is our guide to help you to send money to Canada.

2. New-Zealand (same position)

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