Friday, 9 December 2011

Expat Explorer Survey: The Results!


Over the past week, through this blog and Twitter, Expat Explorer has been sharing what expats really think of their country of residence and experience as an expat. Some of the highlights include expats being able to afford a more luxurious lifestyle in developing countries, China came out as the most cost effective place to raise children and (an expat favourite) that expats don’t seem to be as affected by economic conditions!

There has been much discussion on Twitter about the results of the study, such as here, here and here, now it’s your turn to tell us your thoughts right here! If you haven’t had a chance to look at the results of the survey, you can check it out right here! Have a play, compare two countries, read all the reports on the findings, and post us a comment!

Did you know that social media is increasingly important for expats across the globe to keep in touch? Even when there is not a lot of social media usage in their country of residence? Do you use social media? Skype? Facebook? Flickr? Tell us your experiences.

Are you living in France? Do you have children? The Expat Explorer findings report that France tops the charts for bringing up children abroad, but do you agree? Perhaps you have lived there in the past, and think it is better than other countries you have been in.

It’s been a hell of a week here at Expat Explorer HQ! We just wanted to say a big thank-you so much for all your support throughout, from filling in the survey to commenting here on the blog and tweeting @ExpatExplorer on Twitter. We really would love to hear what you think, so have your say! 

4 comments:

  1. Hi there! What you're doing sounds interesting! As an Asian mom, raising my son in Italy is a little bit tough because most Italian parents give too much freedom to their children in my opinion. I like to keep my son under control, not in the meaning of making him doing what I want, but in the sense of having a limit. However, we're happy and I considerate the quality of life here fairly good, but still poor education quality.

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  2. I'm confused, I ticked my areas of interest in the three fields, which are much the same as they were last year, and Canada (where we are at present) has gone from ranking 4th/5th to not even making it into the rankings! What drastic changes have taken place? Did I miss something?

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  3. Hi Mee. Thank-you for your comment – we’re really pleased to hear that you find our study interesting. We love to hear about the experiences of expats living in different countries. We hope that you continue to find our site interesting – and if you would like to share more of your experiences with the community we would love to hear from you!

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  4. Hi Expatalogue. Thanks for having a look at the tool and leaving us a comment. We really enjoy getting feedback from the expat community. This year ten countries qualified for the Raising Children Abroad section of the survey, unfortunately Canada isn’t one of them. Therefore, when all boxes are ticked only countries with Raising Children Abroad scores are shown.
    Thank-you for your question and please let us know if you have any other questions!

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