Thailand ranks the world’s 7th top destination for expats, and is the top rank in terms of affordable quality living, according to the HSBC Expat Explorer 2014 survey.
For the top 10 destinations for expats, Switzerland is in the top rank, followed by Singapore, China, Germany, Bahrain, New Zealand, Thailand, Taiwan, India and Hong Kong.
For expats’ expenses, Thailand was rated the top destination for cost-effective quality living. It is followed by Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Bahrain, India, Turkey, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.
Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “This is great news, and it is very encouraging to see that expats have high regard for Thailand, especially in terms of cost-effective quality living. It is also very encouraging that Thailand receives a nod of approval from expats to be in the top 10 destinations, as the country has seen a number of positive changes over the last six months.”
According to the HSBC Expat Explorer 2014, Thailand emerges as the best destination for expats looking for an improved lifestyle at an affordable cost.
Thai cuisine, Thai culture and shopping experiences in Thailand were regarded highly by expats who participated in the survey.
For travelling experiences, over two-thirds of expats said they travelled more since moving to Thailand, taking advantage of the beautiful destinations across the country and Bangkok’s position as a gateway to the rest of Asia.
Blessed with the unique Thainess character, Thailand offers a wide variety of natural and historical attractions, distinctive culture and a range of fun-filled activities from spa and shopping experiences to Thai cooking and kickboxing lessons.