Vietnam listed one of best places for expats to work and live

Vietnam has climbed eight places to 10th in the list of best countries for expats to work and live.

This is a key finding from HSBC's Expat Explorer survey, which polled 18,059 overseas workers from 163 countries and territories through an online questionnaire between March and April this year. The respondents were invited to share their opinions on the country they were currently living in, in terms of their satisfaction with quality of urban living, political stability, work-life balance, disposable income, career progression and economic stability. "Most expats moving to Vietnam say they were able to quickly adjust to the way of life there, feeling at home within the first few months of arriving," the HSBC report said. Expats also expressed surprise at the benefits of working in Vietnam. Many receive salary increases which, given the relatively low cost of living, provides them with far more spending power to enjoy everything the country has to offer. Switzerland is ranked the best place in the world to live and work, stealing the crown from Singapore which was at the top for five consecutive years. Singapore came in second in the ranking, followed by Canada, Spain and New Zealand. Around 82,000 foreigners live in Vietnam. Recent surveys have shown that the country is a good place for foreigners to settle.

Source: VOV5