It is a dream for many people to move abroad. They may want to take advantage of work opportunities, bring their children up in a better environment, live in a country with a history and culture that has always interested them, or retire to a country with a sunny climate. Whatever the reasons for the move, it is a big decision to move from one country to another and there are many things that people should take into consideration before making the move. The cost of living, the things there are to do in an area, the language spoken, and the different culture are all things to think about. Some countries are much more suitable than others to live in for ex-pats and lists are produced each year advising of the best of these.
The following list is based on information that InterNations have discovered from their annual survey. When deciding which are the best places to live for ex-pats, they take into account over 40 factors. These include job opportunities, the cost of living, how easy it is to settle for ex-pats, and many more elements of living in each country. Thousands of expatriates from 67 countries across the globe are included in the survey each year and the questions are about the ease of settling into a country, the cost of living, family life, and working abroad. There are sub-categories within each of these categories. Based on their findings, here are 20 of the top countries for ex-pats to live in 2017.