Bangkok is the most liveable city for expats in Asia: survey


BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): Bangkok is the best city in Asia for expatriates to live and work in, according to the latest poll from InterNations, which runs an online portal for selling services to expats globally.

Bangkok came in at number six on InterNations 2022 ranking of best cities for expats to live and work in globally, it said in a press release.

InterNations says it has 4.5 million members. It surveys them annually to select the best and worst cities for expats to live and work in globally.

Singapore, which ranked 10th, was the only other city in Asia to make the top 10 in the poll based on 11,970 responses to the survey, according to the InterNations press release.

Valencia took the top spot. InterNations founder Malte Zeeck was quoted as saying the Spanish city was “a safe place with an excellent climate, a vibrant nightlife and culture, a pleasant urban environment and great travel opportunities”. At the same time Valencia was described as “fairly affordable”.

Dubai was ranked second on the survey, with InterNations attributing its appeal to its thriving social scene, employment prospects and creative business culture.

Mexico City entered the top 10 for the first time, taking third place. InterNations said the metropolis was easy to settle into and quickly felt like home. Lisbon and Madrid were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.

InterNations provided a breakdown of the reasons why Bangkok was the top city in Asia for expats, providing the following scores for six categories:

- 79% of expats surveyed in Bangkok were happy with life in general

- 69% were happy with the cost of living

- 54% said it was easy to make friends

- 66% were happy with their work

- 68% were happy with their work-life balance

- 82% were happy with the quality of medical care

Basel, Melbourne and Abu Dhabi were ranked seventh, eighth and ninth respectively, with Singapore taking the final spot on the top 10.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Thailand , Bangkok , liveable , city , expat , survey

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (Feb 5, 2023)
India opposition attacks Modi on silence over Adani allegations
Thaipusam festivities return with foot procession and live music
China’s power in Asia diminished by Covid Zero, study shows
China's mega project diverts 60 billion cubic meters of water to dry north
China's consumption recovery off to a strong start in 2023: Fitch
DOJ to deport four fugitives to Japan before Marcos trip
Interior ministry calls for expired ID cards to be updated ahead of election
Youth movement shapes young leaders
The critical role Asean and EU play in restoring biodiversity

Others Also Read