Compare: Spain, United Arab Emirates

Compare: Spain, United Arab Emirates

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Don't try to bring your home country with you. Accept where you are going and get used to how locals live, shop, eat and assimilate accordingly. In the long term you will be happier.

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

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Spain

United Arab Emirates

Living

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

1

12

Quality of life

1

5

Physical & mental wellbeing

1

30

Fulfillment

12

5

Community

1

7

Political stability

8

16

Ease of settling in

4

23

Making friends

4

27

Learning

8

11

Schooling

21

23

Aspiring

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

27

7

Income

40

2

Disposable income

31

3

Economic stability

8

30

Career progression

40

6

Reaching potential

40

8

Work / life balance

2

31

Mindset

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

3

28

Cultural values

4

28

Personal development

4

16

Personal achievements

7

29

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

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