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Malta is third best place in the world to live, survey concludes

Island is a favourite among British expats

Malta emerges as the third best place in the world to live, according to a survey carried out among expats.

According to the survey respondents, Malta is the best destination for working abroad. Overall job satisfaction is high, and two-thirds of respondents or more are generally happy with their career prospects, work-life balance, and working hours.

Ecuador and Mexico topped the overall list, with Malta placing third. Singapore and Luxembourg make up the top five list.

InterNations, the largest global network for people who live and work abroad, recently asked 14,400 expatriates from all around the world about their life abroad for the annual Expat Insider survey.

Two-thirds of respondents or more are generally happy with their career prospects, work-life balance

Expats answered questions about various aspects of everyday life in their adopted home, such as quality of life, ease of settling in, working abroad, family life, personal finance, and cost of living.

In another study, Malta emerged as one of the most popular spots with British expats in Europe.

“We rated the best and worst destinations for British expats based on four criteria: total number of British expats living in the country; percentage of British expats per 1,000 people; friendliness towards foreigners; and the level of English proficiency,” Rasmus Aarup Christiansen, one of the founders of Ampilot, who conducted the study said.

In central Europe, Malta was in a league of its own with 11,000 Brits, making it one of the most popular spots by population in Europe.

In western Europe, Ireland had 54.77 British expats for every 1,000 people.
Spain had a more modest 8.22 but still dominated in the overall count with more than a third of a million Brits making it a home away from home.

Norway, Sweden and Denmark were popular in northern Europe.

 

 

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