Kualalumpur is The Most Preferred Destination By Expats
Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is the most preferred destination by expats to live and work abroad in 2021, according to a recent survey. Southern Spain’s port city Malaga and Dubai ranked second and third. All these three cities are geographically diverse and possibly that is why expats preferred them.
The survey by Internations, an online expat community with more than 4 million global members, also placed cities like New York, Moscow and Paris among the bottom 10 in the list of 57 cities for expats to live and work.
More than 1,200 people, representing as many as 174 nationalities and living in 186 countries or territories, participated in the survey, which was conducted in January this year, but was released in September. To identify the best and worst cities for expats, the respondents were asked to rate their satisfaction across four main categories — the quality of life, ease of settling in, personal finance and working abroad.
The quality of life category included aspects like a healthy environment and robust WiFi infrastructure. For ease of settling in, the respondents had to consider language barriers and how friendly local residents were. Personal finance dealt with aspects like access to affordable health care, a prime consideration due to the pandemic. And, working abroad included job security and a stable local economy.