Tuesday, 15 December 2009

In the lap of luxury

A staggering one in four expats (24%) reveal they’re living the high life, splashing out on their own pool, according to our research.

It also revealed that male expats need more help around the home when they’re living abroad, with 41% of men (and just 37% of female expats), admitting to having household staff. If you’re fortunate enough to be an expat in Vietnam, chances are you’ll have a slew of staff – some 91% of expats in Vietnam have a number of household staff at hand. Lucky for some eh?

Almost a quarter of expats own a boat/yacht (23%), with those in Qatar most likely to have some kind of recreational floatation device – some 59% in fact. Those living in the UK are one of the least likely to own a boat – just 12%, closely followed by US based expats (18%). A canal boat on the Thames doesn’t really have the same appeal as a motor yacht in the Med…

When it comes to holiday, 47% of expats like to take them regularly. Those living in the US are least likely to take them regularly (33%), closely followed by those living in Australia (37%) and UK (42%).

We’ve delved into luxurious lifestyles a lot more in the latest HSBC Expat Explorer report – Expat Experience – which might give you a little insight into how your life could be if you take the plunge and move abroad...

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