The Expat Explorer survey, now in its eleventh year, is one of the largest independent global expat surveys. Commissioned by HSBC Expat and conducted by a third party research company YouGov, 22,318 expats based in over 30 countries were questioned in 2018.
How do you define an expat?
For the survey, we have defined an expatriate as someone over the age of 18 years old who is currently living away from their home country (country of origin).
Are the respondents HSBC customers?
As a specialist provider of offshore savings and wealth management for expatriates, of course we invited our customers to take part. But we also wanted a truly international snapshot of expat life. We contacted online communities and used expat social media sites to ensure as many different international expat groups were included.
How can I make the most of this website?
Use the "Change ranking" menu at the top of the page to select the criteria that are important to you. See which countries perform best for these criteria in the "How countries compare" section, or find relevant findings about expat life in the "Findings" section.
Click on a country in the "How countries compare" section to find out more about that country and to compare its ranking with another country, based on the criteria you have selected.
How can I get involved?