Life is too good to leave
Across the globe, expats underestimate how long they will spend abroad by an average of 4.3 years. However, in Jersey this is taken to another level
Before moving to the island, expats had planned to stay for an average of 7.2 years. After settling in however, the average length of stay more than doubles to 15.7 years. Over 1 in 3 (35%) expats who stay longer in Jersey than anticipated do so for love, topping other factors such as higher wages or career progression.
Life is good for children as well as adults, as 59% of expat parents on the island believe it is easy for their children to make friends locally and 55% say their children have become more adaptable to change as a result.