In Bahrain, expats feel most comfortable around the world. Thanks to its friendly population, the Gulf State makes it easy for them to feel at home: Almost nine out of ten respondents (86 percent) in the current Expat Insider study by InterNations rate the attitude of Bahrainians to their foreign neighbors positively.
In addition, 73 percent of Bahrain’s expats are satisfied with their work, while the global average is 64 percent. Costa Rica in second place and Mexico in third place also make it into the top 20 for working abroad.
Expats appreciate the two countries especially for their friendly population. 87 percent of the participants give high marks for the warm welcome. Globally, only 67 percent find the population in their host country just as friendly.
The countries in the last three places are among the worst of the ranking for the third year running. Greece is now at the bottom: It is not only in the overall ranking last place, but is also at the topics of work abroad, personal finances and family life at the bottom.
Half of all respondents in Greece report that their household income is insufficient to cover all living expenses – more than twice the global average of 23 percent.
Lack of quality of life remains a major problem in Nigeria and Kuwait, at 63 and 64 out of 65 target countries, respectively. In Kuwait, 23 percent of the expats are generally dissatisfied with their lives, compared to 10 percent of respondents worldwide.
In Nigeria, the security situation is causing further problems, with nearly seven out of ten respondents (68 percent) assessing personal safety as negative.