Singapore has topped a poll of the best places to live and work for expatriates, according to a survey of 21,950 expats living around the world.
The Expat Explorer country league table, commissioned by HSBC Expat and now in its eighth year, asked expats (anyone who is no longer living in their country of origin) questions about their career, the health of their family and their quality of life in comparison to their previous home.
More than a quarter of expats living in Singapore were able to earn above $200,000 a year, compared to an average of 13 per cent across the survey. The city was seen as having a strong economy and offered better career development, and 67 per cent said Singapore also offered a better quality of life than where they had come from.
Thirty-nine countries were included in the league tables, and while Singapore came top when balancing work and life, other countries also did well in the rankings.