Popular Expatriate Destinations
Hong Kong is a very popular destination for expatriates who are attracted by the ease of doing business, low taxes, a good public transport system and the fact that English is widely spoken.
Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in South East Asia. It has a population of 5.8m and around a quarter are expatriates, who enjoy low taxation, political stability, safety and security, with good schools and English spoken widely.
Dubai is an increasingly popular destination for expatriates who benefit from tax-free salaries, a warm/hot climate (pleasant in winter with a 24C average, but blistering in summer with a 41C average), fantastic shopping and attractions, supported by cutting-edge technology for services. The population is now over 3.15m of which over 75% is expatriate.
The USA remains a top destination for expatriates as it has much to offer. Good job opportunities with low levels of unemployment, high standards of education, many exciting tourist destinations, diverse natural habitats, good quality and variety of food and drink and much more living space than most Europeans are used to.
The Channel Islands
The Channel Islands is a group of islands located close to the French coast of Normandy, comprising Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm and some smaller islands. The largest islands are Jersey and Guernsey. Although agriculture and tourism are very important to the islands’ economies, Jersey and Guernsey have grown to become major offshore financial centres. Expatriates are attracted to the islands by low taxation, beautiful scenery, friendly populations and a pleasant climate, which is milder and has more sunshine than the UK mainland.
China is an increasingly popular destination for expatriates. It's economy has grown rapidly over the last few years and a huge amount of money has been spent on infrastructure projects. The country has the largest population in the world at 1.4bn and the country is rich in culture and history.