Morocco ranked as the 26th best country to be an expat, a significant jump from last year’s survey.
Rabat – Internations has released its 6th annual Expat Insider survey, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive surveys on life abroad.
The survey ranks the best and worst places to be an expat, out of 66 countries across the globe. The survey had 20,259 respondents and made its ranking by assessing 48 different factors.
This year, Morocco ranked as the 26th best country to be an expat. The ranking is a significant jump forward from last year when Morocco ranked 32nd.
In terms of specific indices, Morocco did best in the personal happiness category, ranking 7th out of all the countries analyzed. Morocco also ranked highly in terms of the friendliness of locals and work and leisure opportunities, both sitting at 13th.
Where Morocco falls short for expats is the quality of “digital life,” such as high-speed internet availability to unrestricted access to online services. Morocco ranked in the bottom 10 at 59th.
Morocco also did poorly in terms of health and wellbeing for expats, at 51st. Access to affordable and quality healthcare, as well as personal safety are key factors.
Where are the best and worst places to be an expat?
This year, the survey found Taiwan to be the best place for expats, followed by Vietnam. Asian countries dominated the top 10, with Singapore and Malaysia also snagging spots at 6th and 9th place respectively.
Three European countries made the Top 10, with Portugal high on the list at number 3, Spain at 5th and the Czech Republic at 10th. Two South American countries placed, with Mexico at 4th place and Ecuador at 8th.
Bahrain was the only Middle Eastern country to rank, at 7th place. No countries in Oceania or Africa made the top 10.
Kuwait was at the bottom of the list, making it the worst place to be an expat of all 64 countries included in the survey. Turkey also did poorly, at 60th place.
Italy is the worst European country to be an expat and the second-worst overall. The UK is also among the worst at 58th, along with Greece at 57th and Russia at 56th.
Nigeria was the third-worst overall at 62nd, followed by Brazil at 63rd. Among the Asian countries, India and South Korea did the worst, at 55th and 59th respectively.