Friday, 4 December 2009

Expats - a social bunch

This year’s Expat Experience report has taken a comparative look at quality of life for expats around the world. Social and integration aspects that affect expats trying to settle into new countries and communities have all been studied hard and a number of interesting results have been revealed.

For example, expats living in the UK were less satisfied with their quality of life than the majority of their counterparts elsewhere, resulting in it coming in 23rd out of 26 countries in the survey.

Expats in the UK are also younger than most expats around the world, with just under half of the expats aged between 25 and 34. On average, expats living in other countries around the world are older, with only a quarter fitting into in this age bracket and the vast majority (72%) aged 35 and over.

The UK scored highly when it came to entertainment – the top destination for expats in fact. Out of all the countries, Thailand is rated second, United States third, Hong Kong fourth and Australia fifth.

And randomly, almost half of expats in Thailand have married or found a life partner since moving there, making it the country where more expats find love than anywhere else – so if you’re single and looking for love, you can find it in Thailand.

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