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Endlessly challenging and endlessly stimulating; wholly worth it.

Don't try to bring your home country with you. Accept where you are going and get used to how locals live, shop, eat and assimilate accordingly. In the long term you will be happier.

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Singapore

Spain

Economics

 

31st

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

3

27

Disposable income

6

25

Wage growth

6

31

Savings

6

27

Economic confidence

3

22

Entrepreneurship

4

30

Politics

2

19

Career progression

3

30

Work/life balance

23

7

Job security

16

30

Experience

 

31st

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

6

2

Quality of life

10

1

Culture

20

4

Health

12

1

Making friends

24

5

Integration

23

11

Safety

2

10

Finance

2

9

Healthcare

4

9

Property

9

12

Family

 

31st

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

5

4

Integration

9

15

Health

10

9

Quality of Life

9

12

Overall cost of children

29

4

Childcare quality

2

11

School quality

1

22

Closeness with partner

15

27

Social life

15

2

Tolerance

14

12

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

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

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