Thailand 2nd in HSBC survey

Posted on November 6, 2012


Thailand is ranked second in the world in this year’s HSBC expatriate living survey, just behind Singapore. The survey, involving more than 5,000 expatriates in 100 countries, ranked Singapore first overall, followed by Thailand, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Hong Kong.

However, Thailand scored top in a number of categories in the survey. These included quality of domestic help, the ability to have a second home in the country, quality of health care, and its social life.

Singapore beat Thailand in terms of overall and disposable income, and local food. Not surprisingly, the Lion City was a long way ahead for its ease of access to utilities and its public transport, but was way behind for expats’ ability to own a boat or a nice car.

Expats also found it easier to make friends in Thailand than in Singapore, and to find good accommodation.

The full survey can be browsed at

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