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This Country Has Been Voted As The Best Place For Expats And You've Probably Never Heard Of It

By Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

April 17, 2018 at 11:30am


Moving to a new country can be daunting, to say the least. You're leaving your Mammy's roast dinners and Barry's tea behind and completely immersing yourself in a new culture. It's so important for that reason, to choose somewhere that's got friendly locals to make you feel welcome along with good career prospects.   

Every year InterNations release the Expat Insider detailing the best and worst places to live outside of your native country. 

This year the small Arab state, Bahrain took the winning title. 

Some of the worst countries to live in include Kuwait, Greece and Nigeria. 

Bahrain is an island situated in the Middle East near Saudi Arabia and Qatar. 

The country jumped from 19th to 1st place this year for making expats feel at ease on arrival.

The country is also great for travellers as most of the population speak English and they are "very friendly and welcoming". 

Respondents were also very happy with their careers, living, finical situation and family situation. 

One American expat called it “a beautiful melting pot of many different cultures”.

With such positive reviews, it’s no surprise that almost a third of expats (32%) see themselves staying in Bahrain for more than five years, and 11% say they might stay forever.

Moving away from home? You might want to consider moving here!

Header Image: Gulf Insider

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