According to HSBC's Expat Explorer Survey, Qatar is the best place to live and work in the Middle East. World’s best place to live and work: 1.🇨🇭Switzerland 2.🇸🇬Singapore 3.🇳🇿NZ 4.🇩🇪Germany 5.🇪🇸Spain 6.🇶🇦Qatar 7.🇳🇱Netherlands 8.🇦🇺Australia 9.🇨🇦Canada 10.🇮🇪Ireland 13.🇫🇷France 14.🇦🇪UAE 16.🇲🇾Malaysia 19.🇸🇦Saudi Arabia 26.🇺🇸US 27.🇮🇹Italy 28.🇬🇧UK (HSBC Expat’s annual survey, 2020)— World Index (@theworldindex) February 5, 2021 Besides Singapore, it is the only other Asian country to be in the top 10 and is also placed in the sixth position globally. The HSBC Expat's Annual League Table of Best Places to Live and Work 2020 explores the attitudes, opinions and experiences of people living overseas.
"Situated on the Arabian Peninsula, the small emirate of Qatar – and particularly its rapidly developing capital city of Doha – is a hive of commercial activity that is certainly making the world sit up and take notice. Once home to a pearl industry, Qatar has since managed to blossom in its arid surroundings on the back of gas and oil, emerging as a powerful global player and boasting one of the highest incomes per capita in the world. With mushrooming cities, Qatar now employs expats not only in its renowned energy sector, but also in IT, construction, business and tourism. More and more expats are incentivised to work in Qatar, saving money in the tax-free environment while enjoying an excellent standard of living.", it added.
Also last month, Qatar scored 63 out of 100 points in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2020 (CPI), occupying second place in the GCC for transparency and anti-corruption.Numbeo is the world’s largest database of users, including information on cities and countries worldwide. It provides current and timely information on world living conditions, such as cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.