India among worst destinations to live
Taiwan tops the list of best destinations for expats in 2019
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 7: India may be making strides in various fields, including space technology but expats have ranked it as one of the worst destinations to live and work in 2019.
According to a survey — Expat Insider 2019 – conducted by InterNations covering 64 countries, India stands at 59th position on top destinations for expats, making it the sixth most unliveable country in the world.
In terms of quality of life index, India is in the 62nd position. The country lags behind digitally with expats saying that they find difficult to get a local mobile phone number (38% negative answers against 7% globally) and 53% (against 10% globally) has problem accessing administrative and government services online.
India has been placed at 60th position in terms of safety and security, making it the fifth most unsafe place. The survey says that two out of five respondents (44%) find the country not peaceful (against 10% globally), 27% do not feel safe (against 9% globally), and 32% are concerned about the political stability (against 17% globally).
“I do not like that I always have to keep my guard up,” describes an expat from the USA, “as a female, I do not feel safe.”
However, 63% respondents said that their disposable household income is more than they need to cover daily costs (against 49% globally) and 69% thinks life in India is affordable (against 47% globally).
The survey, which interviewed 20,259 expats from 182 nationalities and living in 187 countries, said that respondents think Kuwait is the worst place to live and work in 2019 with 51% not finding at home with its culture (against 23% globally) and 63% claiming that the local people are not friendly (against 39% worldwide). The country is followed by Italy, Nigeria, Brazil, Turkey, India, The United Kingdom, Greece, Russia, and South Korea.
Taiwan tops the list of best destinations for expats in 2019 with the respondents giving very high ratings for almost all factors, including healthcare and safety. Vietnam is in second position, followed by Portugal, Mexico, Spain, Singapore, Bahrain, Ecuador, Malaysia, and Czechia.