If you are considering moving from France to a new international destination, and if you have children, then you may want to double check the Expat Insider 2015 survey by Internations (link to: https://www.internations.org/expat-insider/2015/family-life-index. The results have recently been released. According to the responses from expatriates from all over the world, Austria is the most popular country among expatriate families. Austria is followed by Finland and Sweden as top international moving destination for families, which impress with the cost and availability of childcare & education. Israel and New Zealand are ranked on 4th and 5th position, as they stand out particularly in terms of the general well-being of expat families.

The Alps country Austria has reached the number one ranking in 2015, moving up from the fourth position in the 2014’s survey. This top ranking is only partly due to its outstanding availability of childcare and education. Expatriates with children in Austria are also very much satisfied with the low costs of education (82 percent) and its quality in general (92 percent). In addition, Austria scored high regarding available leisure activities for kids and regarding health & safety for kids. A very high scoring was received for the aspect of family life in general, which was perceived positive by 95% of those expats who have already lived in Austria.

On the other hand, this survey also reveals findings regarding countries that are considered not very attractive for families: According to that, Saudi Arabia is perceived to be the least attractive country to live for expats with families: 16 percent of survey participants were generally dissatisfied with the general well-being of their children in Saudi Arabia. Two percent of expats with kids are even completely unhappy with this factor. Brazil, Turkey, Qatar and Oman have also the lowest ranking in this survey for the year 2015.

The results from 41 countries cover the Family Life Index 2015. For being considered in this survey, each country needed over 30 survey respondents who are raising their kids abroad.