Expatriation: choose a country where life is good.

Expatriation: choose a country where life is good.

Looking for a lifestyle change, career move or new adventure in a foreign country? What is the best destination for you?
In the process of choosing the best new place to call home, we suggest that you take this very important factor into account before making the big move; quality of life!

Why not choose a destination with a top rated quality of life?

For the third consecutive year, researchers published an international study on happiness based on various factors such as GDP per capita, Esperance of life, social support….

The results of this survey:



The French speaking countries are ranked very well.

Switzerland dominates the rankings. While France is ranked in the 29th position behind Luxembourg (17th position) and Belgium (19th position).

The OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) also conducted work in this direction, including developing an interactive tool to view and compare eleven “Better Life Indicators” in the 34 countries of the OECD. These indicators are:



– Social ties

– Education

-the environment

-civic engagement

-the health



– Work/life balance


ocde survey


Career opportunities, salary account, the school system, the healthcare system have also to be taken into consideration when it comes to make your final choice.

Top Ranking countries according to the OECD, “OECD Better Life Index”.

Also according to the OECD, here are the ten countries with the highest rate is employment:

  • Iceland
  • Swiss
  • Norway
  • Australia
  • Netherlands
  • Luxembourg
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Denmark

9 of these countries rank among the happiest countries in the world.

We hope that these statistics will help you in choosing a great new expat lifestyle!