Compare

Compare

Change ranking criteria

Change ranking criteria using the dropdown menus:

  • Living
  • Aspiring
  • Mindset

Please enable Javascript in your browser

For a better experience Expat Explorer Interactive, you need to change your browser settings to enable Javascript.

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

An adventure - usually rainy but delightful.

Compare results

Change view:

chart view table view

South Africa

Ireland

Living

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

36

13

Quality of life

24

19

Physical & mental wellbeing

21

16

Fulfillment

3

22

Community

34

24

Political stability

40

13

Ease of settling in

19

21

Making friends

14

20

Learning

26

18

Schooling

35

13

Aspiring

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

37

20

Income

23

22

Disposable income

14

29

Economic stability

40

18

Career progression

19

23

Reaching potential

7

17

Work / life balance

27

16

Mindset

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

35

4

Cultural values

40

5

Personal development

24

8

Personal achievements

8

1

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

See how South Africa and Ireland compare, or use the dropdown menus above to add or remove criteria and see which country performs best.

About HSBC Expat

We provide wealth management, banking and currency management services in a stable, central location. So if you move to a new country or territory, your finances won't have to.

Open an Expat Bank Account with HSBC Expat. Find out more
Open an Expat Bank Account with HSBC Expat. Find out more

Click to view quote…