The 2017 Expat Insider survey is here to indicate the countries with the most indulgent policies and approaches regarding expats. The report included and measured certain qualities in 65 countries around the world. Researchers gathered data by surveying expats about more than 40 parameters regarding their lifestyle in a foreign country. The results pointed at Switzerland for being the safest country for expats to live.
Almost All Expats Agreed that Switzerland Is the Safest Country for Them
At the end of the survey, 97% participants who moved in Switzerland responded that their host offered them a safe place. These results are 18 points higher than the average in the 2017 Expat Insider survey. However, the satisfactory level includes three different areas namely political stability, personal security, and overall peacefulness. This is where Switzerland starts fading in popularity.
The alpine nation didn’t score as well when it came to personal safety. In fact, it ranked the third place in this respect. Nonetheless, it is still a spectacular evolution for Switzerland as last year it wasn’t even present in the first ten positions. This time, the country was the sole European nation in top five. The rest of the positions were filled with East Asian countries as best locations for individual security.
Swiss People Might Be Friendly, But They Are Not Looking to Form Friendships
As for the other two categories, Switzerland made it to the second place for political stability after Luxembourg and fourth for peacefulness. Overall, the country was placed as the 27th within the 2017 Expat Insider which still is four places higher than in 2016. Three years ago, the country made it to its best place in this survey which was fourth.
The country lost significant ground when it came to parameters such as ease of settling and cost of living. Around 67% respondents claimed that it was hard to tie friendships around here while half of them confessed that they only had other expats as friends. An American migrant described Swiss people as acting friendly but not actually looking for investing in long-lasting friendships.
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