Survey: Expats Ranked Bahrain as Best Place to Live In

      Published on Saturday, 10 November , 2018      21 Views      Comments Add Comment
Survey: Expats Ranked Bahrain as Best Place to Live In

  • Life

Bahrain tops in global survey as the best place for expatriates for the second year running, followed by Taiwan and Ecuador.



According to the Expat Insider ranking, as first overall, Bahrain is the stand-out performer, scoring first place among both male and female respondents, generally doing well across most topics.

Many respondents in Bahrain give their working hours (44 per cent), job security (33 per cent), or overall job satisfaction (39 per cent) the best possible rating, pushing the Gulf state to the top of the Working Abroad Index by the Munich-based InterNations.

Among the GCC states, the UAE is ranked highest for personal safety while Oman is the most peaceful nation in the region. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have slipped to the last two places in the overall ranking.

In terms of quality of life, the GCC states represent a truly split picture. Bahrain and the UAE offer an above-average quality of life, ranking 20th and 25th, respectively. However, at the opposite end of the spectrum are Saudi Arabia (67th) and Kuwait (68th), which provide the worst quality of life among all 68 countries included in the survey.

“The region struggles to perform well in the Health & Well-Being subcategory: the best-performing country is Bahrain, ranking 25th overall, while Kuwait comes second to last,” Expat Insider report said. These results are tempered by Qatar’s 50th rank for the quality of the environment, though. Oman is the GCC states’ standout performer for this factor, with more than 8 in 10 (81 per cent) rating the environmental quality well.

The UAE (9th) and Oman (10th) both rank in the top 10 in Safety & Security. An impressive 61 per cent of expats in Oman give political stability the best possible rating, while an almost unrivalled 94 per cent of respondents attest to the peacefulness of the country.

These results stand out against the respective global averages of 30 per cent and 78 per cent. Expats in the UAE rate the political stability very highly (10th), but the UAE stands out particularly for personal safety, with 97 per cent of expats feeling safe. Bahrain also ranks comparatively well in the same subcategory, placing 23rd.

When it comes to the new Digital Life subcategory, the results vary even more.

Along with Bahrain (12th), which leads the GCC states in all single factor rankings, and the UAE (37th) appear to be the most digitally connected countries in the region.

Except for Kuwait, the Gulf states perform well for the availability of administrative/government services online.



Bahrain leads the way, ranking 7th for this factor, while the UAE is not too far behind in 11th place. Kuwait has the lowest availability of such services out of the GCC states, with 48 per cent negative ratings. 

Keywords:
Category Life | 2018/11/10 latest update at 12:23 AM
Source : Albawada | Photocredit : Google
22 Views
Comments Add comment



Related Articles

The editorial staff of Bahrain Today would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Bahrain and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Bahrain Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Bahrain, the Gulf and the world.

Latest Comments


Khalifa Bin Salman in the People’s, Nation’s Memory book launched King

Khalifa Bin Salman in the People’s, Nation’s Memory book launched

Yousef Al Hamdan, the author of ”Khalifa Bin Salman in the Memory of the People, Nation” has launched…

King congratulates Abu Dhabi Crown Prince King

King congratulates Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations to His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin…

Bahrain’s king issues new laws to boost investment eco-system King

Bahrain’s king issues new laws to boost investment eco-system

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has issued orders for new laws to enhance the country’s investment…

HM King congratulates Vietnamese president King

HM King congratulates Vietnamese president

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today sent a cable of congratulations to President Tran Đai…

GULF TV

Popular in GULF TV

ELECTIONS 2018 | THE FIRST ROUND | PART 02

80 Views

ELECTIONS 2018 | THE FIRST ROUND | PART 02

Latest videos in GULF TV

Events

Bahrain events

Lifestyle

Culture

Bahrain Culture, Bahrain, Bahrain News

Sport

Science & Technology

Government

Bahrain Government, Bahrain Government News, Bahrain News, Gulf News, News, Bahrain News