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It is interesting when you integrate to the point that locals don't realize you are an expat. It feels like you have a secret.

A bit difficult at first, but immersing one's self in the culture allows life to be more pleasurable

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Italy

South Africa

Living

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

19

36

Quality of life

22

24

Physical & mental wellbeing

12

21

Fulfillment

36

3

Community

30

34

Political stability

22

40

Ease of settling in

28

19

Making friends

19

14

Learning

19

26

Schooling

12

35

Aspiring

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

38

37

Income

36

23

Disposable income

37

14

Economic stability

31

40

Career progression

29

19

Reaching potential

30

7

Work / life balance

21

27

Mindset

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

13

35

Cultural values

8

40

Personal development

26

24

Personal achievements

31

8

Expat Explorer ranks 40 countries across various criteria from the 2020 survey.

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