Ecuador tops InterNations quality of living survey

August: everyone’s favourite month for surveys (can’t think why). Coming hot on the heels of the Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist, EIU’s Global Liveability Ranking and ECA International’s Cost of Living survey is the Expat Insider survey from international expat network InterNations.

The InterNations survey polled 14,400 expats in 195 countries on their quality of living, across various categories. South American country Ecuador came top overall for quality of life, followed by Mexico, Malta and Southeast Asian powerhouse Singapore:

Top Expat Destinations 2015 - infographicKuwait finished bottom, followed by Greece, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Curiously, Ecuador has just been described in less than favourable terms by Bloomberg Business: Everything Is Going Wrong In Ecuador.

In other categories, Myanmar in Southeast Asia was named the most welcoming country:Most Welcoming Countries for Expats 2015 - infographicNordic countries meanwhile came out top of in terms of work-life balance and working hours. Sweden showed the best work-life balance, while the shortest work week was in Norway (just 40.4 hours). The longest work works were reported to be in African countries: Uganda (50.8 hours) and Nigeria (49.9 hours).

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