Compare: Mainland China, United Arab Emirates

Compare: Mainland China, United Arab Emirates

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Mainland China

United Arab Emirates

Living

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

29

12

Quality of life

37

5

Physical & mental wellbeing

35

30

Fulfillment

7

5

Community

25

7

Political stability

27

16

Ease of settling in

37

23

Making friends

28

27

Learning

17

11

Schooling

15

23

Aspiring

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

29

7

Income

17

2

Disposable income

18

3

Economic stability

26

30

Career progression

11

6

Reaching potential

5

8

Work / life balance

35

31

Mindset

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

30

28

Cultural values

32

28

Personal development

17

16

Personal achievements

28

29

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

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