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Compare countries: Singapore, United Arab Emirates

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Endlessly challenging and endlessly stimulating; wholly worth it.

My husband has always been an expat, and after 20 years in the Middle East, this is home.

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Singapore

United Arab Emirates

Economics

 

31st

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

3

4

Disposable income

6

4

Wage growth

6

3

Savings

6

3

Economic confidence

3

19

Entrepreneurship

4

8

Politics

2

4

Career progression

3

9

Work/life balance

23

17

Job security

16

21

Experience

 

31st

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

6

16

Quality of life

10

11

Culture

20

29

Health

12

25

Making friends

24

20

Integration

23

31

Safety

2

4

Finance

2

7

Healthcare

4

8

Property

9

22

Family

 

31st

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

5

19

Integration

9

22

Health

10

11

Quality of Life

9

11

Overall cost of children

29

31

Childcare quality

2

8

School quality

1

18

Closeness with partner

15

22

Social life

15

22

Tolerance

14

8

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

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