Which countries are most popular among the global citizens we have moved? It’s time to dig deeper!
Singapore is a vibrant, multicultural city that makes it one of the most desirable places to live in Asia for expatriates. The country’s stable political environment, public services convenience, diverse range of facilities, and cosmopolitan ambience makes Singapore an increasingly attractive destination for expatriates with families.
The city boasts a strong economy and safe place for children to grow up in and has excellent education and healthcare systems.
Population – 5.9 million
Growth Rate – 0.79%
Gross domestic product – US$379.071 billion (nominal, 2021 est.), US$617.987 billion (PPP, 2021 est.)
Did you know? About 40% of companies in Singapore are looking to increase their headcount in 2021.
The highest hiring activity is expected in the following five sectors:
- Technology & Telecoms
- Banking & Financial Services
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
- E-commerce or Internet
2. London, United Kingdom
The United Kingdom continues to be a top destination among expatriates, moving to London to its status as a global city for finance, commerce, education, fashion, the arts and more, providing expat with a road map to working in one of the world’s oldest and vibrant cities.
Population – 9.5 million
Growth Rate – 1.22%
Gross domestic product – US$3.12 trillion (nominal; 2021 est.), US$3.17 trillion (PPP; 2020)
Did you know? Top reasons for moving to the UK (Seven Seas Global Movement Report 2021):
30% moved for a better lifestyle.
26% moved to experience a new culture.
23% moved for the economy and job opportunities.
3. Sydney Australia
Sydney is a wonderful place to bring up children, with its great climate, beaches, parks and good education system. Suburbs, like Manly and Warringah, which are near the northern beaches are very popular with expat families.
Population – 4.9 million
Growth Rate – 1.34%
Gross domestic product – US$557.9 billion
Did you know?
82% of the expats in Sydney are happy with life in general.
78% are happy with their work-life balance.
89% are happy with the quality of medical care.
4. Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne has a highly diverse economy and population leading to a huge variety of cuisines, attractions and nightlife, it benefits from a warm climate and brilliant provision of public services. Melbourne is one of Australia’s oldest cities and the original Australian gold rush town.
Population – 5.1 million
Growth Rate – 3.21%
Gross domestic product – estimated at US$97.082 billion
- Urban growth and density
- Digital City
- Climate change
- Future economies
- Citizens and Government
5. Toronto, Canada
Toronto is one of the most wonderful cities in the world, the most multicultural and cosmopolitan city in the world. Everything about Toronto right from safety to the opportunities available makes it an appealing city to settle in. The city offers the perfect blend of business, cultural and entertainment worlds.
Population – 6.3 million
Growth Rate – 0.93%
Gross domestic product – US$316.22 billion
Did you know? Large prospects in Toronto include:
Toronto has headquarters of five of Canada’s largest banks and is in the top ten global financial centres.
The city employs over 36,000 people in environmental innovation sectors such as energy efficiency, green building and electric vehicles. We can observe rapid growth in the field of big tech in Canada – in the largest IT companies like LinkedIn, Facebook etc.
6. Dubai UAE
Dubai attracts expats from all over the world, with more than 200,000 new arrivals each year. While some may find the cost of accommodations expensive, the large supply of attractive housing units, high salaries and low taxes motivate many people to move to Dubai and live the expat lifestyle.
Population – 3.38 million
Growth Rate – 3.06%
Gross domestic product – US$410.16 billion 2020
Did you know? Currently trending in Dubai UAE:
- Breakfast for the win
- Chef collabs
- Cloud kitchens
- Crypto currency and NFTs
- Fashion face masks
- Smart sunnies
- Pastel hues
- Supporting local
7. Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver is worth living and this city has it all and expats know it, neighbourhoods are vibrant and diverse, nature is abundant, the food is out of this world, jobs are plentiful, education and healthcare are top-notch.
Population density – 2.6 million
Growth Rate – 0.99%
Gross domestic product – US$135.6 billion
Did you know? Vancouver Housing Market Report for November 2021
- Decreasing housing inventory is helping to push up home prices in Vancouver
- The benchmark Vancouver home price for November 2021 was $1,211,200, a 16% increase in year-over-year
- Detached home prices increased by 22% year-over-year to $1.87M
- Townhouse prices increased by 22% year-over-year to $990k
- Condo apartment prices increased by 11% year-over-year to $753k
8. New York, United States
Top 5 reasons why expats move to New York.
- Convenience: everything you’ll ever need can be found in the city.
- Culture: New York City is full of cultures from around the world.
- Diversity: You’ll find all sorts of people from all over the world.
- Landmarks: You’ll be able to see classic NYC landmarks all the time.
- Opportunity: New York is the city of dreams.
Population – 20.2 million
Growth Rate – -0.32%
Gross Domestic Product – US$1.751 trillion
Did you know? Currently trending in New York :
- Shopping – increased product customisation and experiences.
- Restaurant – new Japanese dining concepts are hitting the city.
- Entertainment – immersive theatre.
- Authenticity – exploring neighbourhoods untouched by tourism.
- Real Estate – reinventing Manhattan’s West Side.
- Broadway – taking it online.
- Food trends – sweet treats continuously get more inventive and exclusive.
- Day trips – New York is rediscovering its beaches.
- NYC’s waters – repurposed barges attract New Yorkers.
9. Paris, France
France consistently ranks as one of the best countries for expats year on year, not only for having a strong economy but also for its quality of living.
Population – 11.1 million
Growth Rate – 0.52%
Gross domestic product – US$2,624.42 billion
Did you know? Six trending fashion items in Paris right now:
- Oversized but feminine blazers
- Heavily saturated hues
- Bold suiting
- Mini dresses
- Biker jackets
10. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok is the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, is a draw for thousands of expatriates who prefer its affordable cost of living, a stable economy, the relative ease of doing business, plus the vibrant culture and warmth of Thai people and a more laidback lifestyle.
Population – 10.9 million
Growth Rate – 1.65%
Gross domestic product – US$6,293 (15,672 I$)
Did you know? Current global consumer trends in Thailand:
- More Brand Activism
- Spontaneity and Convenience
- Open Air
- Physical and Digital Worlds
- New Schedules
- Revenge Spending
- Thoughtful Frugality
- Safety Obsession
- Greater Self-Awareness
- Working From Home Evolves
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