Vietnam among top 10 best countries for expats: CNBC
The US news agency CNBC listed Vietnam among the top ten countries, where expats are happiest with work, life, and cost of living amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietnam among the top ten countries, where expats feel so happy to live amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report from CNBC, a leading US news agency for business.
“The coronavirus pandemic impacted lives around the world, but depending on where you reside and the local response to prevention efforts, your experience may have varied greatly,” Jennifer Liu from CNBC stated.
|Expats said that it is very easy to make new friends here in Vietnam. Photo: Booking.com|
Those experiences are among the data collected by Internations, a global expat community, for its latest Expat Insider survey of more than 12,000 people to capture how happy they’ve been living and working abroad in the last year.
Vietnam, ranked 10th, is of the countries that made headlines early in the pandemic for its bold leadership in containing the coronavirus.
The survey showed that 86% of the expats who joined the survey said that they are happy with their job. Nearly 80% of them feel happy with their work-life balance. 85% are happy with the cost of living.
Over half of the expats (57%) feel ok with the quality of medical care. As a country renowned for its friendly and helpful people, 67% of them said that it is very easy to make new friends here in Vietnam.
Finally, 85% of expats said they are happy with life in the country in general.
|Fish-catching, a familiar image of daily life in Vietnam. Photo: Vietnam Expat|
Taiwan ranked the first on the Top list, other countries where expats are the happiest with work, life and cost of living are Mexico, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Ecuador and Canada.
Covid-19 made a great impact on expats' lives. The pandemic delayed many people’s plans to move abroad, meanwhile, it has prevented quite a few expats from returning home during the past time.
Expat Insider survey, conducted in January 2021, asked expats to rate their satisfaction across four main categories, including quality of life (like a healthy environment and robust WiFi infrastructure), ease of settling in (such as language barriers and friendliness of local residents), personal finance (such as access to affordable health care) and working abroad (such as job security and a stable local economy). Locations with affordable costs of living, larger investments in social safety nets, and access to plenty of outdoor and leisure activities to balance work and life also top the list.
- Culinary film festival to open virtually in Vietnam
- “Tet Art 2022” to cheer up Lunar New Year of the Tiger
- Art propaganda exhibition to promote gender equality
- Attendants to Vietnam-China match expected to be 20,000
- German-Vietnamese contemporary dance debuts
- Hanoi to organize fireworks display at single location on Lunar New Year’s Eve
- Hanoi holds online New Year 2022 Countdown art performance
- Contemporary tuong play to be performed in Hanoi
- “The Gala: Swinburne Greats” - Life with Covid Through The Eyes of Students
- Light art installation "Dai the" debuts in Hanoi
G4 Ambassadors expect hope for better 2022
[Infographic]How to celebrate Tet holiday safely in the pandemic
European businesses to increase investment in Vietnam
Hanoi proposes full reopening to tourism from April 1
Vietnamese President appreciates Japan’s hospital project acceleration
No delay in implementing socio-economic recovery program: Deputy PM
PM asks ministries to consider reopening of cinemas nationwide
Hanoi: Hang Luoc Flower market opened
Face-to-face schooling resumption urged in the new normal