Working overseas is something that a lot of people do, for some, the promise of a better paycheck is the reason they move to a foreign country, while others are transferred there through their jobs. Whatever the reason you decide to work overseas, you should try to make sure that you get to work in an ideal location you and your family. With that being said, these are the top destinations for expatriates that are working overseas.
Canada is one of the few countries that openly welcomes expatriates that they believe can help their country. They are also very friendly, and 76% of the expats polled say that integrating yourself into the community is pretty easy. The quality of life, housing, and environment, rank highly, and their educational and healthcare systems are top notch.
Thailand is not only a beautiful place to visit, it is also a great place to live and work. Expats that have lived and worked in Thailand rank it very highly, when it comes to the overall experience that they had, weather, and living accommodations. They also have a large amount of disposable income left over, which is always a good thing. You also don’t have to worry about the availability of some of the things you find easily at home, because there are plenty of world class shopping centers and markets, where you will find almost anything you are looking for.
China is a mixed bag for a lot of expats, because it is a communist country with some rigid laws, bad weather, and healthcare. However, working in China is actually very profitable. This is due to their booming economy, and the fact that there are more employment opportunities, and less competition. The social life in China is also very good, with friendly locals, and plenty of places to visit.
If you are looking for a great foreign country to work as well as raise your kids, Germany is one of the best options available. They have a great economy, with almost 90% of expats in the country expressing their satisfaction with it. It is also considered a very safe place to live, because of their low crime rate and stable political system.
One of the biggest complaints that expats have about Switzerland, is the high cost of living, but the high wages compensate for the costs, so that really isn’t an issue. What makes Switzerland a great place for expats to live and work, is the fact that it is a safe place to live, the economy is very good, there are a lot of things to do year round, and it is very close to major cities like Paris and Rome, which makes it easy to get away for a quick vacation.