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The Expat Explorer survey, now in its ninth year, is one of the largest independent global expat surveys.
See at a glance how countries compare across the globe, compare countries in detail and gain in depth analysis from 26,871 expats.
In the HSBC Expat Explorer survey, 16,000 expats completed the phrase “Expat life is…” with a word that reflected their own experience.
We engaged a poet, journalist, blogger, and AI (artificial intelligence) to interpret, in various art forms, the words used by expats to describe Expat Life.
Endlessly challenging, endlessly stimulating, and wholly worth it.
Your guide to Expat Life. Get to know your host (or future host) country in more detail.
Covering everything from education and accommodation to public holidays and relocation checklists, they provide a comprehensive guide to expat life in 45 countries.
The HSBC Expat Explorer survey interviewed more than 7,500 expat parents about raising a family abroad.
We engaged with an expert psychologist, Kate Berger, to share some tips to help with your family transition when moving abroad.
Come with an open mind and say yes to everything.Expat Explorer Survey respondent
Make an effort to learn & appreciate your neighbours' language & culture!@AREmobility
Immerse yourself in the local culture, people, food and enjoy it.Expat Explorer Survey respondent
Be open to new adventures and go for it.Expat Explorer Survey respondent
Sort out the banking situation before you move.Expat Explorer Survey respondent
Allow yourself to become a global citizen, and grow more attuned to different cultures, people, politics, poverty and environmental problems.Expat Explorer Survey respondent
Use a range of social media to get in touch with people.Robin Pascoe
A dry bag! Can't live in a tropical environment without one!Added by @Bro9ando
Start with colleagues and never say no to lunch. Be proactive and join an expat group. Sign up for language classes.Added by @Mattbrady
Walk and take public transport whenever you can to see the best of a city like Geneva. Parking is difficult unless you have a dedicated space with your accommodation.Added by Londoner Abroad
Whether you're about to move, or are a seasoned expat, our Hints & Tips tool offers hundreds of useful hints and tips about life abroad.
See how countries compare based on the things that are most important to your career.
Whether you already have a destination in mind or are just surveying your career options, this tool helps you identify the best countries to live and work in based on your career priorities.