Compare: South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Compare: South Africa, United Arab Emirates

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

My husband has always been an expat, and after 20 years in the Middle East, this is home.

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South Africa

United Arab Emirates

Living

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

36

12

Quality of life

24

5

Physical & mental wellbeing

21

30

Fulfillment

3

5

Community

34

7

Political stability

40

16

Ease of settling in

19

23

Making friends

14

27

Learning

26

11

Schooling

35

23

Aspiring

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

37

7

Income

23

2

Disposable income

14

3

Economic stability

40

30

Career progression

19

6

Reaching potential

7

8

Work / life balance

27

31

Mindset

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

35

28

Cultural values

40

28

Personal development

24

16

Personal achievements

8

29

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

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