Taiwan has been ranked the number 1 place to live and work in 2021 by expats worldwide on Tuesday, mainly due to its great medical care and quality of life.
According to Bloomberg, the survey conducted by InterNations, a Munich-based network consisting of about 4 million expats, showed that 96% of the 12,420 expats surveyed were happy with the quality of care in Taiwan.
The article explained that expats were reported to felt more satisfaction regarding job security and the overall local economies than those in other places.
The report, which also ranked categories such as cost of living, ease of settling in, and overall quality of life, showed that 94% of expats in Taiwan are happy with its affordability.
In addition, not one single expat surveyed said they felt unsafe in Taiwan, and one surveyor added that “Taiwan’s healthcare system truly considers people as human beings instead of mere numbers.”
Taiwan ranked slightly lower in the “ease of settling in” category at the 13th place but was compensated with its “friendliness” rank, landing the top spot.
Comparatively, the U.S. received low scores for quality of life and cost of living during the “year of uncertainty.”
“Expats reported a distaste for some elements of the health-care system: Just 20% were satisfied with its affordability, and 19% say the quality of care is negative,” Bloomberg reported.
Amid the hectic days brought on by the pandemic, government communications and Covid-related regulations were also taken into account in the rankings, with the U.S. receiving poor marks ranking 54 out of 59.