The top territories for expats must deliver the best benefits the world has to offer.
So Singapore must be a very special destination to be named the best place in the world for expats to move to for the fourth year in a row.
Combining high scores across our key measures, the territory ticks many of the boxes on the expat wish list.
They're certainly drawn to this global financial hub with its strong and stable economy. Almost half of all expats in Singapore moved to progress their careers (45%). And though more than a quarter simply wanted a challenge, many more (38%) wanted to improve their earnings.
of expats in Singapore moved to progress their career
They can certainly achieve their aim here. Earning an average of USD162,000, expats in Singapore bring in USD56,000 more than the global average.
But this unique city is far more than just a financial district. With its tropical climate and multicultural population, more than a quarter of Singapore expats may have originally been sent by their employer (27%), but almost half (47%) have stayed in this safe, well-organised city and its lush, vibrant surroundings for the great quality of life it offers them and their family.
The kids are definitely alright here. Singapore is considered the best country or territory in the world for education, including among non-native children . Expats families here can rest easy knowing their move has done great things for their family's present and future.
All Singaporeans and expats alike live in urban areas but that doesn't mean their health or wellbeing suffers. In fact, 60% of expat parents in Singapore say their children's health and wellbeing is better here than at home.