If you are considering moving abroad, you are in luck.
Remote work is on the rise globally – dozens of countries have instituted targeted “digital nomad” visas.
But it’s important to choose a country that offers the services you need for telecommuting and suits your lifestyle.
Fortunately, help is at hand. InterNations – a global community for people living and working abroad – has conducted its annual Expat Insider survey.
The organization ranked 50 cities around the world based on a survey of 11,970 expats.
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Expat Insider 2022 report analyzes 50 foreigner Destinations around the world and rank them by quality of life for expats.
The survey asked expats to rate how easy it was to settle in, work abroad and their personal financial situation in their city of residence.
This year, four European cities made it into the top ten.
Valencia is the best city in Europe for expats
Valencia World’s best city for expats by 2022.
Expat description Public transit Being affordable, 92% said they enjoyed the opportunity to play sports.
Nine in 10 expats said they felt safe in the city.
Valencia ranks third in the ease of settling in index, with three quarters of expats saying they feel at home and satisfied with their social life.
The city also ranks third in the personal finance category, with 83% of foreigner Rating positively for cost of living compared to 45% globally.
However, those surveyed said they were dissatisfied with the job market and job opportunities. The city ranks last for career prospects.
Lisbon offers expats the best weather and climate
lisbon It ranks fourth overall, but is one of the top-rated cities when it comes to weather.
Expats also say they like the culture and nightlife options here.
The city also ranks highly for safety, with 94% of expats saying they feel safe, compared to 81% globally.
However, Lisbon dropped in the rankings for job opportunities, with 27% saying they felt they were unfairly paid.
Madrid has good leisure activities and a culture of hospitality
madrid Second only to Lisbon in the quality of life rankings, it is also loved for its sunny climate.
This Spanish city is one of the highest rated for nightlife and culture and is considered the most popular expat destination.
Three quarters of those surveyed said they found it easy to adapt to the local culture.
However, like Valencia, the city has seen a decline in going abroad for work.nearly one third foreigner Said they were concerned about job security.
Expats in Basel get paid fairly but find it hard to make friends
Although ranked 7th overall, basel Voted the second best city in the world for personal finance.
Expats said they felt their disposable household income was enough to live comfortably. Four in five believe their jobs are paid fairly.
Nearly all of those surveyed said they enjoyed natural environments and felt safe in them swiss cities.
However, the city ranks low on the Difficulty Index, with 30 percent of expats saying local residents are unfriendly and 58 percent saying they have a hard time making friends.
Which European cities are the least suitable for expats?
Paris Ranked last in the ranking of the best cities for expats, it has been criticized for its expensive housing and high cost of living.
Those surveyed also said they found the local residents unfriendly and it was difficult to make friends.
However, the French capital tops the list for its dining options and nightlife.
capital of italy Rome Has been criticized for its job market and career prospects.