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Daily Dispatches – Thailand is expats’ favourite work posting in Asia

Nice work if you can get it (Image: Thailand Tourism Authority)

Nice work if you can get it (Image: Thailand Tourism Authority)

Thailand is favoured by foreign workers as the best place to work and live in Asia, according to the HSBC Expat Survey, and reported in the Wall Street Journal. .

The Southeast Asian country topped the rankings for best overall expat experience, particularly when it comes to setting up, integrating and finding friends. China, Singapore, India and Taiwan all emerged in the top 10, with Malaysia (No. 20), Indonesia (No. 31) and Vietnam (No. 32) still among the top 50.

The ranking, now in its sixth year, compiles surveys from among more than 7,000 expatriates from nearly 100 countries across the globe.

When it comes to economics, Thailand (No. 4), Indonesia (No. 6) and Singapore (No. 9) ranked among the best places to live for expats. Lower living costs and higher earnings potential, however, made Thailand the most cost-effective place for foreigners, while Vietnam and Indonesia ranked highly for presenting the best career opportunities.

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