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Norway in expat top ten. The Nordic Country beats neighbouring Sweden overall, a new poll shows. Financial institution HSBC ranks Norway and Sweden 6th and 8th, respectively. The Expat Explorer Survey 2016 looks at three main categories: Economics, Experience, and Family. A look at the individual subcategories for the Nordics’ most generous country reveals that Norway’s respective scores are higher than Sweden’s in 13 areas:

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Published on Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 at 11:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock   .
Last Updated on 4th January 2017 at 11:38.

The Nordic Country beats neighbouring Sweden overall, a new poll shows.

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Financial institution HSBC ranks Norway and Sweden 6th and 8th, respectively. The Expat Explorer Survey 2016 looks at three main categories: Economics, Experience, and Family.

A look at the individual subcategories for the Nordics’ most generous country reveals that Norway’s respective scores are higher than Sweden’s in 13 areas:

Economics:                         

  • Work/life balance (1st, 2nd)
  • Politics (3rd, 12th)
  • Savings (27th, 35th)
  • Wage growth (4th, 17th)
  • Disposable income (31st, 33rd)

Experience:

  • Property (24th, 33rd)
  • Healthcare (3rd, 23rd)
  • Finance (13th, 30th)
  • Safety (9th, 17th)
  • Integration (31st, 39th)
  • Making friends (41st, 45th)
  • Culture (34th, 37th)

Sweden beats Norway regarding job security (2nd, 3rd), career progression (26th, 28th), entrepreneurship (20th, 34th), economic confidence (3rd, 8th), health (7th, 9th), and quality of life (9th, 12th).

It also scores highest across the board regarding the Family rankings:

  • Tolerance (6th, 17th)
  • Social life (43rd, 45th)
  • Closeness with partner (8th, 36th)
  • School quality (20th, 26th)
  • Childcare quality (1st, 2nd)
  • Overall cost of children (2nd, 23rd)
  • Quality of life (6th, 12th)
  • Health (4th, 6th)
  • Integration (12th, 44th)

HSBC’s survey also shows that the top five countries overall (in descending order) are Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Czech Republic, and Switzerland.

Chile, Peru, Italy, Egypt, and Brazil are bottom of the 45-country rankings – again, in descending order.

The poll was conducted online by YouGov in March and April 2016 and reached 26,871 expats from around the world.

Prerequisites for countries to be included in the 27-question survey were a minimum of 100 respondents, with at least 30 of these being expat parents.

66 per cent of those asked said that they had a better-quality life as an expat rather than in their home country.




Published on Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 at 11:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock   .
Last updated on 4th January 2017 at 11:38.

This post has the following tags: expat, scandinavia, nordics, moving, living, work, immigration, foreigners, paywall.





  
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