Countries were ranked on six key indicators including average monthly salary and quality of healthcare; topping the list is Switzerland, which emerged with the highest average monthly salary of £4,792.89 (or USD$6,522.24).

Singapore ranks among the top 25 countries for expats to live in in 2021, coming in 11th just behind Canada (10th) and ahead of Sweden (12th). 

In recent research by Blacktower Financial Management, countries around the world were ranked based on six key indicators - world happiness ranking, average monthly salary. cost of living, property price to income ratio, quality of healthcare, and global peace level, which added up to an overall quality of life index.

As a result, Switzerland emerged as the number one country for working and living abroad, with the highest average monthly salary (£4,792.89, or USD$6,522.24) recorded among the top 25.

The top 10 countries on the list comprised countries across Scandinavia, the Oceania region, and more:

#1 Switzerland
#2 Denmark
#3 Iceland
#4 Norway
#5 Australia
#6 Finland
#7 New Zealand
#8 Netherlands
#9 Austria
#10 Canada

On a whole, the top 25 countries to work and live in in 2021 are:

Rank 

Country

World Happiness Ranking

Average Monthly Salary

Cost of Living

Property Price to Income Ratio

Quality of Healthcare

Global Peace Level

1

Switzerland

7.43

£4,792.89

122.4

8.68

72.44

1.375

2

Denmark

7.6

£2.845.10

83

7.45

80

1.316

3

Iceland

7.494

£2,275.14

100.48

6.74

65.92

1.072

4

Norway

7.554

£2,551.05

101.43

8.77

74.36

1.536

5

Australia

7.228

£2,716.87

73.54

7.52

77.38

1.419

6

Finland

7.769

£2,225.59

70.38

8.35

75.79

1.488

7

New Zealand

7.307

£2,090.20

72.53

8.52

73.81

1.221

8

Netherlands

7.488

£2,280.78

73.75

7.51

74.65

1.53

9

Austria

7.246

£1,867.61

70.38

10.88

78.73

1.291

10

Canada

7.278

£1,881.61

67.62

7.97

71.58

1.327

11

Singapore

6.262

£2,771.93

81.1

22.31

70.84

1.347

12

Sweden

7.343

£2,210.08

69.83

9.27

69.23

1.533

13

Japan

5.886

£2,062.97

83.35

13

81.14

1.369

14

Belgium

6.923

£1,862.85

71.78

6.91

74.34

1.533

15

Germany

6.985

£2,160.40

65.26

9.38

73.32

1.547

16

Ireland

7.021

£2,139.87

75.91

7.49

51.89

1.39

17

Qatar

6.374

£2,562.50

64.04

5.82

73.3

1.696

18

United Kingdom

7.054

£1,915.28

67.28

10.09

74.46

1.801

19

France

6.592

£1,887.23

74.14

13.04

79.99

1.892

20

U.S.A.

6.892

£2,752.80

71.05

3.52

69.27

2.401

21

South Africa

5.895

£1,812.29

78.18

17.31

81.97

1.867

22

United Arab Emirates

6.825

£2,028.40

61.98

5.29

67.04

1.847

23

Israel

7.139

£1,901.14

81.15

12.83

73.29

2.735

24

Taiwan

6.446

£1,105.18

61.37

23.69

86.71

1.725

25

Spain

6.354

£1,235.01

53.77

9.37

78.88

1.699

 


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