Vietnam ranks second in world’s best place for expats

Nine of ten expats said they were happy with their life in Vietnam, compared to a global average of 74 percent.

The high rate put Vietnam second among 64 destinations around the world in an annual ranking compiled by InterNations, the largest global community and information site for people who live and work abroad with 3.6 million members. This was a remarkable climb up as Vietnam was placed 14th out of 68 destinations last year.

The survey was conducted among more than 20,000 respondents representing 182 nationalities. More than three-quarters of surveyed expats agreed that it was easy to settle down in Vietnam compared to the global rate of 59 percent. Almost nine in ten considered the local population generally friendly in comparison with 68 percent globally. When it comes to the working abroad index, Vietnam took the top spot worldwide. For the sixth year in a row, expats seemed to be especially impressed with their personal finances, ranking Vietnam first in this index for the second time.

On the other hand, Vietnam lagged behind in terms of digital life and the quality of the environment.

Source: VOV5