According to the Expat Insider Survey in 2019, the tourist cities of Rome and Milan, as well as New York and Los Angeles were at the very bottom of the rating.
A group of international experts has compiled a list of the best and worst cities in the world to relocate as an expat. Expat City Ranking 2019 data has appeared on Internations.org.
Taipei has topped the ranking of 82 cities around the world. The capital of Taiwan for the second year in a row takes a leading position. This is explained by the fact that all survey criteria are at the same high level.
So, about 96% of expats said they feel safe in the city. They also noted the high quality of life, local transport accessibility, and the healthcare system.
Also, the top 10 best cities for moving as an expat included the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnamese Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Canadian Montreal, Lisbon in Portugal, Spanish Barcelona, Zug in Switzerland, The Hague in the Netherlands and Swiss Basel, respectively.
Kuwait has been named the worst city to relocate with the very expensive cost of housing, services and difficult adaptation.
The top 10 worst cities to relocate according to the survey are:
73. Yangon, Myanmar
74. New York, USA
75. Lima, Peru
76. Los Angeles, USA
77. San Francisco, USA
78. Paris, France
79. Lagos, Nigeria
80. Milan, Italy
81. Rome, Italy
82. Kuwait City, Kuwait
Respondents rated Rome and Milan poorly because of a lack of opportunities for finding work and founding their own business, high taxes, bureaucracy, the state of infrastructure and so on.
The Expat Insider 2019 survey was taken by over 20,000 people who moved to live in another country.
They described more than 25 different aspects such as quality and cost of living, prospects for finding work and career, housing, local population, leisure opportunities, etc.