Austria and Finland top moving destinations
October 5, 2015
The expats social media platform Internations has recently conducted among their expat members and now published the results of the Expat Insider 2015 survey.Expatriates from 41 countries participated and replied to the survey questions, and they voted Austria as the most popular country to live when you are expatriate with family.
Austria is followed by Finland and Sweden as top international moving destination for couples with children. The two Nordic countries rank particularly high with the low cost and high availability of childcare & education. Israel and New Zealand are ranked on 4th and 5th position, these two countries stand out especially when it comes to general well-being of expatriate families.
Austria moved up to the first place from the fourth position from last year’s 2014 survey. One of the factors for this top ranking was the great availability of childcare and education services. Expatriates with kids in Austria are also very happy with the relatively low costs of education (82 percent) and the education quality in general (92 percent). In addition the Austria scored high regarding available leisure activities for kids as well as regarding health & safety for children. An extremely high scoring was reached for the aspect of family life in general, which was rated positive by 95% of the expats in Austria.
Furthermore, this survey also reveals findings regarding countries that are not very attractive for family life: According to the results, Saudi Arabia is perceived to be the least attractive moving destination for expat families: 16 percent of survey participants were generally unhappy with the general well-being of their children in Saudi Arabia. And another two percent of expatriates with kids are even completely unsatisfied with general well-being. Additional countries with low ranking in the 2015 survey included Brazil, Turkey, Qatar and Oman.
The survey considered the results of participants from 41 countries. In order to be considered as country in this survey, over 30 survey respondents per country were necessary, who raise their children abroad.