India, Turkey and the United Kingdom are among the 10 worst ranked countries for expatriates, said a recent survey called Expat Insider.
The survey was conducted by Internations, a global community for expatriates, and was based on the experiences of 20,259 participants of various nationalities.
Despite the large number of participants, only 64 countries have been classified as the survey requires a sample size of at least 75 people from one country to be included in the classification. The survey takes into account several factors, including ease of establishment, personal finances, cost of living, quality of life and work abroad.
Although India is doing well when it comes to personal finance (in 9th place) and Cost of living (18), its overall ranking is 59 out of 64 on the list, since most expatriates complain about A bad quality of life. People cite the lack of personal security (60), health and well-being (60), leisure options (63), travel options (61), etc., which negatively affect their quality of life (63).
The survey quoted an expatriate from the United States saying, "As a woman, I don't feel safe. As a resident, I often feel taken advantage of, at work and away from work."
Health conditions are also not satisfactory for expatriates living in India. According to the survey, a US citizen expressed concern about "the long-term effects of so much health pollution," while an Australian citizen was concerned about "pollution and lack of cleanliness in general."
When it comes to Ease of Establishment, India is ranked 50th, as expatriates said they found it difficult to feel at home (63) and find friends (49). Expats living in India also said they found it difficult to overcome the language barrier (41) and added that the locals were not too friendly (38).
A US citizen said that "cultural norms [in India] they are very different and it has been difficult for me to adapt. "
Of 64, India stands at 56 when it comes to the Working Abroad index. According to the survey, career prospects and satisfaction (41), economics and job security (51) and the balance between work and leisure (62) are not factors to consider in India.
Other countries that qualified for the last 10 include Kuwait (64), Italy (63), Nigeria (62), Brazil (61), Turkey (60), United Kingdom (58), Greece (57), Russia (56) and South Korea (55).
Taiwan was ranked as the main country for expatriates, followed by Vietnam, Portugal, Mexico and Spain. The United States ranked 47, while Qatar ranked 18 on the list.