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Singapore

Japan

Economics

 

31st

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

3

23

Disposable income

6

21

Wage growth

6

19

Savings

6

22

Economic confidence

3

17

Entrepreneurship

4

31

Politics

2

7

Career progression

3

23

Work/life balance

23

31

Job security

16

7

Experience

 

31st

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

6

24

Quality of life

10

23

Culture

20

16

Health

12

16

Making friends

24

30

Integration

23

27

Safety

2

1

Finance

2

31

Healthcare

4

23

Property

9

26

Family

 

31st

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

5

31

Integration

9

31

Health

10

22

Quality of Life

9

28

Overall cost of children

29

27

Childcare quality

2

13

School quality

1

25

Closeness with partner

15

13

Social life

15

24

Tolerance

14

30

Expat Explorer ranks 31 countries across various criteria from the 2018 survey.

See how Singapore and Japan compare, or use the dropdown menus above to add or remove criteria and see which country performs best.

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