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The 16 best countries for expats to live in

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The front of HSBC's expat report.HSBC

HSBC on Wednesday released its expat explorer report, looking at the best places in the world to live if you are a foreigner.

The bank got YouGov to survey nearly 27,000 expats from 190 countries and territories for the report, asking them about how easy it was for them to live, work, and raise a family where they were.

For each category HSBC calculated a score out of 1 and then used the average of those numbers to workout a ranking. 

We've rounded up their finding below, ranking the top countries and breaking down how they score in terms of economics, the experience of living there, and how easy it is to raise a family there.

Check it out:

16. Spain: 0.46

16. Spain: 0.46
Eloy Alonso/Reuters

Overall: 0.46.

Economics: 0.31.

Experience: 0.61.

Family: 0.47.

T=13. Netherlands: 0.48

T=13. Netherlands:  0.48
Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Overall: 0.48.

Economics: 0.53.

Experience: 0.46.

Family: 0.43.

T=13. Taiwan: 0.48

T=13. Taiwan: 0.48
Taiwan's Formosa Boulevard Station.REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN)

Overall: 0.48.

Economics: 0.45.

Experience: 0.56.

Family: 0.42.

T=13. Hong Kong: 0.48

Overall: 0.48.

Economics: 0.50.

Experience: 0.53.

Family: 0.41.

12. United Arab Emirates: 0.49

12. United Arab Emirates: 0.49
20: The Princess Tower in Dubai. Height: 1,358 ft.Reuters/Jumana El Heloueh

Overall: 0.49.

Economics: 0.58.

Experience: 0.50.

Family: 0.40.

T=9. Australia: 0.50

Overall: 0.50.

Economics: 0.51.

Experience: 0.59.

Family: 0.40.

T=9. Germany: 0.50

T=9. Germany: 0.50
German stocks were the worst hit.REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Overall: 0.50.

Economics: 0.60.

Experience: 0.47.

Family: 0.43.

T=9. Bahrain: 0.50

T=9. Bahrain: 0.50
Flickr/Chris Price

Overall: 0.50.

Economics: 0.51.

Experience: 0.56.

Family: 0.44.

T=6. Sweden: 0.51

T=6. Sweden: 0.51
Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Overall: 0.51.

Economics: 0.56.

Experience: 0.46.

Family: 0.52.

T=6. Austria​: 0.51

Overall: 0.51.

Economics: 0.54.

Experience: 0.51.

Family: 0.48.

T=6. Norway: 0.51

T=6. Norway: 0.51
Reuters

Overall: 0.51.

Economics: 0.58.

Experience: 0.54.

Family: 0.42.

5. Switzerland​: 0.52

5. Switzerland​: 0.52
BergeIm Licht/Shutterstock

Overall: 0.52.

Economics: 0.66.

Experience: 0.50.

Family: 0.38.

4. Czech Republic: 0.53

4. Czech Republic: 0.53
The Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech RepublicShutterstock

Overall: 0.53.

Economics: 0.52.

Experience: 0.55.

Family: 0.51.

3. Canada: 0.54

3. Canada: 0.54
Vancouver, Canada.Flickr / Kenny Louie

Overall: 0.54.

Economics: 0.53.

Experience: 0.60.

Family: 0.49.

2. New Zealand: 0.55

Overall: 0.55.

Economics: 0.51.

Experience: 0.64.

Family: 0.50.

1. Singapore: 0.57

Overall: 0.57.

Economics: 0.61.

Experience: 0.59.

Family: 0.50.

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