The latest Expat Insider survey - which rates the Best and Worst Countries to live and work in - has showed both the UK and US declining significantly in popularity with expats, partly as a result of the political instability in both countries.
The survey of 13,000 expatriates, of 166 nationalities, ranked Bahrain as the top destination for expatriates in 2017, and saw Portugal, Malta and Spain ranked within the top 10 as the most popular destinations for expats in Europe.
Greece was at the very bottom of the list, due to the continued economic problems in the country, and was joined in the bottom 10 by Italy. Australia, which ranked in the top 10 last year, dropped more than any other country, to 34th place. Expats’ ratings of jobs, career prospects, work hours and work-life balance all dropped.
"The U.K. ranks 54, down 21 places from last year’s survey, after its June 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Before the referendum, 77 percent of expats in the U.K. had a favorable opinion of the nation’s political stability—down to 47 percent this year."
Please see the link below for the full story and survey results.