Greece ranked as the worst place in the world to live as expat. This is the result of an online survey conducted among expats by Expat Insider, a networking group of Internations.
In the survey Expat Insider asked respondents to rate and provide information about how it is to live as expat in 65 countries around the world that are considered as key destinations for expats.
The ranking is based on 43 factors including quality of life, personal finances, cost of living, health care and education.
More than 12,500 respondents representing 166 nationalities and living in 188 countries or territories answered the survey questions, providing unique insights into what it means to be an expat in 2017. Respondents had their say on moving, living and working abroad.
Respondents ranked Bahrain, Costa Rica and Mexico as the best countries an expat can live in.
Kuwait and Greece are among the 3 worst countries to live as expat.
According to Expat Insider, “Kuwait and Greece have found themselves in the bottom 3 for four consecutive years, and Nigeria has been in the bottom 3 since 2015.”
Finances and family life are causing headaches for expats in Greece: half of the respondents say their household income is not enough to cover their daily expenses, with 27% even saying it’s not nearly enough to get by.
One British respondent mentioned having “feelings of insecurity due to the economic crisis”.
Declines in the Cost of Childcare and Education as well as the Family Well-Being subcategories also led to Greece taking last place in the Family Life Index.
Unfortunately, thew Expat Insider 2017 survey does not present a separate category for Greece and therefore I cannot give you more information about the rates and the demographics that took Greece to one of the top bottom positions.
PS I can fully understand expats living in Greece to be disappointed in terms of earning a living here due to economic crisis. But one of the Worst Places to live as an expat? I could do a poll here but I’m not sure what to ask….