21 Mar, 2018 @ 15:46
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The top 10 most welcoming countries for expats… and Spain is not one of them

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SPAIN has been bumped off the top 10 list of most welcoming countries for expats, a new survey has revealed.

Although a staggering 90% of expats are satisfied with their lives in Spain, it was not enough to make one of the top spots.

Portugal was voted the most welcoming country, followed by Taiwan, Mexico, Cambodia, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Oman, Colombia, Vietnam and Canada.

The survey by expat network InterNations, was based on almost 13,000 people living abroad in 188 different countries.

Despite making the top 10 in 2017, Spain has come out in 17th place this year.

Some 80% of foreign residents believed Spaniards had a friendly attitude towards expats, with 52% saying they found it easy to make friends with locals.

Almost half of respondents said they are likely to stay in Spain forever.

Elisa Menendez

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1 Comment

  1. This is a load of Rubbish. At least half of the Countries mentioned have Human Rights problems. E.G. Bahrain:-
    “On 7 July 2016, the European Parliament adopted, with a large majority, a resolution condemning human rights abuses performed by Bahraini authorities, and strongly called for an end to the ongoing repression against the country’s human rights defenders, political opposition and civil society.”
    Just Wikipedia any of these Countries and then tell us if they are Welcoming!

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