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If you can’t find a job or your just plain bored of your current city, the HSBC Expat Explorer survey might just have all the answers you need. The survey ranks the best places to go based on experience, economics, and raising children abroad. If you feel like you could be in need of relocating abroad but aren’t sure where to go, here are the five places to move to right now based on HSBC Expat Explorer survey.

South Africa

South Africa has world-class leisure facilities, including some of the best restaurants and shopping malls. Long term- accommodation ranks as one of the most high quality in the world and there are a whole host of international schools to choose from.

New Zealand

New Zealand, according to the HSBC report is the place to move to right now that is perfect for bringing up confident and well-rounded children. Relatively low crime rates, affordable housing and the availability of jobs are all reasons for its popularity with families who would like to relocate.


Qatar ranked high for economics but scored low in some quality of life subcategories such as quality of accommodation, entertainment, local shops and markets, and making local friends.

While Qatar is the world’s richest country per capita, it is a country in transition and therefore may suit young professionals rather than families for a great place to move to right now.

United States

The United States is still the land of opportunity for many expats and one of the best places to move to right now. It ranks first for local work-culture, high for raising children, and high for quality of life. According to the Survey, 70% of the expats said they are able to buy a nicer car and home since relocating to America.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is fairly independent from mainland China and maintains its own currency and set of laws. The region ranked high for raising children abroad and performed especially well for quality of childcare. One of the drawbacks is that expats may have to get used to less space than they had at home as It’s one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

If you would like to find out more information about the top countries to move to right now click here to view our destination guides.


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