Singapore has topped the table of best expatriate destinations for the second year running, but Sweden is the best place for raising children, while Switzerland offers the best wages, according to an influential global survey.
The U.K. and the U.S., meanwhile, languished around mid-table on HSBC's ninth annual Expat Explorer survey.
Almost two thirds of "expats" told HSBC that their overall quality of life improved after moving to Singapore. HSBC defines an expat as any adult currently living away from their country of origin, and interviewed almost 27,000 people in 190 countries to get its findings.
Singapore's stats among expats were formidable: more than 60 percent said they were both earning more in Singapore than they did in their home country, the same proportion said they were saving more, 73 percent were confident about the local economy, 62 percent felt it was a good place to advance their careers and 58 percent thought the city-state was a good place to start a business.
On top of that, nearly half felt they were healthier living in Singapore, 84 percent say the island was safer than their home country and 75 percent rated the quality of education as better than at home.
The financial rewards weren't too bad either, with expats in Singapore earning $139,000 a year on average, while 23 percent of respondents earned more than $200,000.