11 May '12, 6am

Expats highest paid in Singapore but little mixing with locals

Expats highest paid in Singapore but little mixing with locals

While Singapore topped the income league table in our 2010 Expat Economics report, the quality of life (14th) is worse in comparison to other popular expat destinations such as Bahrain, which ranked second in the overall quality of life ranking. Expats who have made Singapore their home reported that while setting up was easy, many found it difficult to integrate with local people and it scored poorly in this respect, ranking 16th out of 25, painting a similar picture to that of Hong Kong. Looking more closely at the results, Singapore performed well on the ease of settling in. Nearly half (47%) of all expats based in Singapore said it was fairly easy for them to adapt to the local work culture and nearly two thirds (61%) found it very easy to organise their healthcare, with more than a third (34%) agreeing that access to and quality of healthcare was much better than thei...

Full article: http://www.transitioning.org/2010/11/26/expats-highest-pa...

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