Thailand’s Top 10 Destinations for expatriation

HSBC Expat Explorer According to the survey, Thailand occupies 7th place worldwide destinations for expatriates, and won the first place to provide affordable quality of life.
Among the top 10 destinations for expatriates, Switzerland is first, followed by Singapore, China, Germany, Bahrain, New Zealand, Thailand, Taiwan, India and Hong Kong.
Regarding the quality of life / cost ratio, Thailand is followed by Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Bahrain, India, Turkey, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.Top_destination_expats
Mr Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the National Tourist Office of Thailand (TAT) said: “This is great news, and it is very encouraging that expatriates have high esteem of the Kingdom.”
The precise survey: “This higher level of disposable income can be attributed to the high proportion of expatriates saying they spend less in Thailand for public services (71% compared to a global average of 26%) for accommodation (70% compared to a global average of 23%), public transport (69% compared to a global average of 35%) and grocery stores (66% against 22% globally) dropoff window.
Thai cooking and culture as well as shopping opportunities were highly regarded by expatriates who participated in the survey.
About travel experiences, over two thirds of expatriates surveyed said they travel much since arriving in Thailand, enjoying the beautiful destinations of the country and the position of Bangkok as a gateway to the rest of Asia.
79% of them said it was easy and simple to travel locally, either to discover historical sites and temples, national parks in the mountains or beautiful resorts.

The HSBC Expat Explorer survey is one of the largest conducted on expatriates. It focuses on their experiences in their new country of residence, the opportunities and challenges they face living away from home.
Carried out for the seventh year, this study, commissioned by HSBC Expat, led by YouGov. The 2014 edition was conducted online in April and May. 9,288 expatriates from more than 100 countries were surveyed.

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