PH ranked 8th in "World’s Friendliest Countries" list culled from HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey

Forbes.com recently published the results of British bank HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey. According to the report, HSBC "surveyed 3,385 expatriates in 100 countries but only 31 were ranked for the survey."

Forbes.com recently published the results of British bank HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey. According to the report, HSBC "surveyed 3,385 expatriates in 100 countries but only 31 were ranked for the survey." HSBC then cited the Top 15 World’s Friendliest Countries:

 

  1. New Zealand
  2. Australia
  3. South Africa
  4. Canada
  5. United States
  6. Turkey
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Philippines
  9. Spain
  10. Malaysia
  11. Brazil
  12. Italy
  13. Mexico
  14. Singapore
  15. France

 

The countries were ranked by the expats based on the following factors: ability to befriend locals, success in learning the local language, capacity for integrating themselves into the community, and ease in which they fit into the new culture.

 

The Philippines’ plus points were summed up thus: "This country is friendly on wallets, too: 47 percent (of respondents) report an increase in access to luxuries, including domestic staff, swimming pools, and owning properties."

 

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