Expats in Thailand happy with their family life, but country has lost ground in quality of life

Thailand comes 25th out of 64 destinations in the Expat Insider 2019 survey. Expats rank the country somewhat lower for the quality of life: they are particularly unhappy with digital life and the quality of the environment. Despite a slight decline in the Cost of Living and Personal Finance Indices, expats are still happier than the global average with both topics, as well as family life abroad.

Meanwhile, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Portugal are the best expat destinations: all of them attract expats with their ease of settling in and good personal finances. While expats in Taiwan and Portugal are also extremely satisfied with the quality of life, those in Vietnam appreciate their great work life.

Taiwan, Vietnam, and Portugal are followed by Mexico, Spain, Singapore, Bahrain, Ecuador, Malaysia, and Czechia.

At the other end of the ranking, Kuwait (64th out of 64), Italy, and Nigeria are the worst destinations for expats in 2019. While Kuwait is the country where expats find it hardest to settle in, Italy offers the worst work-life, and Nigeria the worst quality of life in the world.

Together with Kuwait, Italy, and Nigeria, Brazil, Turkey, India, the United Kingdom, Greece, Russia, and South Korea are the worst destinations.