Taiwan Tops Global Expat Ranking, While China And HK Tumble

Taiwan’s nature, friendliness and advanced economy have helped put it above the likes of the US, Australia and Hong Kong as the best place in the world for expats to live.

More than 14,000 expats living in 191 countries were asked about their quality of life, personal finance and work-life balance in the latest InterNations Expat Insider Survey.

The results put Taiwan at the top of the standings, ahead of Malta and Ecuador. The worst countries for expats to live, meanwhile, were Kuwait and Greece.

“Taiwan is our big winner. It’s the best place for quality of life as well as for personal finances,” said Malte Zeeck, head of InterNations, which is the world’s largest network for people who live abroad. “They are doing something very right there.”