For people who love travel, working abroad is a lifetime aspiration. But actually transporting your life from one country to another is fraught with difficulty. The biggest problem, of course, is where you will work. Here we’re going to look at some of the international destinations that are top of most people’s wish list. These are the best places to find overseas work in the world.
New Zealand is perhaps one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Almost all of the north of the archipelago is dedicated to pristine mountains and lakes. The area is famous for the filming of the Lord of the Rings films.
But for job seekers, New Zealand is a great destination too. In 2015, HSBC ranked the country the second best in the world for work-life balance. New Zealand was also the second most popular destination for expats worldwide. It ranked highly because of the quality of living, especially in its main city, Wellington.
There are a couple of reasons not to like New Zealand, however. New Zealand is about as far away from Europe and North America as it is possible to be. And internet speeds are sluggish for a wealthy country. If you plan on working online, it’s probably not the best destination.
Singapore has risen from nothing over recent decade to one of the most thriving cities on the planet. Now it’s renowned all over the world for being super clean and friendly to business. There are many reasons for this, of course. The gross tax burden in the country is a mere 18 percent. That’s about half of what it is in the US. And crime is also incredibly low, making it a great place to raise a family.
What’s more, there’s a broad range of jobs on offer. Top in-demand jobs include office support, admin assistants, and secretaries. Admin jobs are available for search here. The city also demands IT staff, sales reps and teachers.
But Singapore has its downsides. For starters, the city’s boundaries are small, meaning that there isn’t much room to expand. As a result, house and apartment prices are dizzyingly high.
Then there’s the fact that Singaporeans are some of the most miserable people in the world. According to Gallup, only 46 percent of Singaporeans reported feeling positive about their circumstances. In Panama, the figure was 85 percent.
Switzerland has got a sense of internationalism in its DNA. It plays host to global organisations, like the World Health Organisation. And it also provides a home to some of the world’s biggest companies.
For workers, Switzerland is a good option. Taxes here again are low, thanks to the country’s system of direct democracy. And the country provides college education, for practically no upfront money whatsoever. Oh, and don’t forget, this is a chocolate lover’s paradise.
There are a couple of downsides. First off, the shops close at lunchtime for a Swiss version of the siesta. And second, it’s tough to get a house. Right now, vacancy rates are running between 0.2 and 0.8 in most larger towns and cities.