Compare: United States, South Africa

Compare: United States, South Africa

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

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United States

South Africa

Living

 
  Score Rank Score Rank
Overall 19.00 30 15.21 36
Quality of life 0.45 28 0.50 24
Physical & mental wellbeing 0.27 34 0.35 21
Fulfillment 0.49 9 0.53 3
Community 0.39 15 0.19 34
Political stability -0.14 36 -0.50 40
Ease of settling in 0.17 31 0.21 19
Making friends 0.21 37 0.47 14
Learning 0.34 14 0.19 26
Schooling -0.08 27 -0.26 35

Aspiring

 
  Score Rank Score Rank
Overall 14.08 16 9.01 37
Income 0.57 8 0.35 23
Disposable income 0.70 10 0.63 14
Economic stability 0.18 20 -0.60 40
Career progression 0.51 5 0.38 19
Reaching potential 0.36 12 0.40 7
Work / life balance 0.02 37 0.34 27

Mindset

 
  Score Rank Score Rank
Overall 12.49 33 12.05 35
Cultural values 0.31 27 0.21 40
Personal development 0.38 34 0.42 24
Personal achievements 0.36 19 0.38 8

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

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