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These Are The 10 Best Countries To Work Abroad, 2019

Forget the United States and Canada, the top 3 countries for expat workers to live and work are Germany, Bahrain, the United Kingdom. That’s the conclusion in an HSBC survey.

Overtaking neighbours Switzerland (No. 5) and Sweden (No. 6), Germany moved up one place on last year’s position to be crowned number one.

Despite Brexit in the background and worries about the UK’s ability to attract people with critical skills and international university students, the UK moves up six places in the rankings this year to number three.

Based on responses from more than 20,000 expat workers in 163 nations, the report measured those countries deemed best for expat workers along a series of indicators — such as career development, job security, earnings prospects, and work-life balance.

Singapore came 7th, behind Sweden, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (No. 4), in the rankings of the best countries to work abroad.

These Are The 10 Best Countries For Expat Workers To Live And Work, 2019

  1. Germany (+1)
  2. Bahrain (+10)
  3. The United Kingdom (+6)
  4. The United Arab Emirates (=)
  5. Switzerland (-2)
  6. Sweden (=)
  7. Singapore (-2)
  8. United States (+3)
  9. Canada (+1)
  10. Hong Kong (+3)

Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a media and technology executive, macro-economist, strategic thinker, chair, and chief executive officer of the CEOWORLD magazine, one of the world’s most influential and recognized global news publications. Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders daily. Additionally, he serves as the chair and founding member of the CEOWORLD magazine’s Inclusion Advisory Board.

In his current role, he counsels and collaborates with c-suite executives of large multinational corporations, helping them drive change in their companies to improve their competitiveness. Dr. Amarendra has extensive experience in serving on numerous boards. He leads and supports a globally dispersed team of columnists, correspondents, editors, journalists, reporters, researchers, and industry analysts.

He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School, Paris, France. He also received his Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris, France, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his master’s degree in Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States.

As CEO, he transformed the CEOWORLD magazine into a highly efficient, digital-first, profitable enterprise. Today, CEOWORLD magazine is a standard bearer for modern responsible journalism. Dr. Amarendra retains a strong desire to continuously improve his skills and abilities and believes that the first step to being a true leader is to inspire others to lead with you.


Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CHAIR, CEO, AND EDITORIAL DIRECTOR of the CEOWORLD magazine. Connect with him through LinkedIn.