A new survey looking into the best and worst countries to live in according to expats has seen Malta ranked in the worst 10 nations.
In 2021, Taiwan, Mexico, and Costa Rica were found to be the best expat destinations worldwide: these three countries attract expats with their ease of settling in and good personal finances.
However, Malta – which had ranked in third place back in 2015 – is now in 50th position.
The survey, by Expat Insider, was published by global expat networking community InterNations. 12,420 participants from 174 nationalities living in 186 countries rank the countries they were living in on a number of criteria in four groups: quality of life; ease of settling in; personal finance; and working abroad.
Foreign nationals living in Malta ranked the island lowly on a number of criteria.
Malta was ranked 50th from 59 countries. Sweden came in 49th place, while India was ranked in 51st place.
Expats ranked the island 20th for leisure options, 43rd for safety and security, 46th for digital life, 25th for health and well-being, 56th for the quality of the environment, 56th for the quality of transport and travel and 48th for personal happiness.
Malta’s international ranking among expats has been decreasing for years in the annual survey.
Back in 2019, Malta had dropped from 19th to 38th position, and last year was the first time it ranked in the bottom ten positions.
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