Compare: United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates

Compare: United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates

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We've been here for 20 years now and have had so many experiences. We will head home one day but for now it still suits us.

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

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United Kingdom

United Arab Emirates

Living

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

31

12

Quality of life

29

5

Physical & mental wellbeing

37

30

Fulfillment

2

5

Community

16

7

Political stability

35

16

Ease of settling in

30

23

Making friends

38

27

Learning

25

11

Schooling

26

23

Aspiring

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

30

7

Income

11

2

Disposable income

19

3

Economic stability

33

30

Career progression

3

6

Reaching potential

16

8

Work / life balance

32

31

Mindset

 

40th

1st

Individual rankings

Overall

18

28

Cultural values

13

28

Personal development

28

16

Personal achievements

21

29

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

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