Around 72 per cent of expats
claimed in the survey that they have more disposable income here in Dubai than they had back home.
The survey results showed that 76 per cent of expats
in Dubai feel safer and more secure than in their home countries, which is significantly higher than other cities around the world including London (34 per cent), Sydney (59 per cent) and Vancouver (62 per cent).
IMPOSE BD600 ANNUAL FEE ON EXPAT
DRIVERS IN BAHRAIN SAYS MP
This is the fourth year for the Expat
Insider Survey, conducted by InterNations, which has almost three million members in 390 cities.
A vast majority of expats
in Amsterdam (78 per cent), London (74 per cent), Beijing (70 per cent), Prague (68 per cent), and Munich (66 per cent) rates the local career opportunities positively, compared to a global average of only 49 percent.
If you do not want expats
, do it," said Ratheesh Sasi.
Bahrain is the star among the GCC member states: jumping from rank 19 to 1 overall, the country improved significantly compared to last year's Expat
Insider survey, especially in terms of personal finance, working abroad, and ease of settling in.
The fees do not apply to domestic helpers, such as drivers and cleaners, but only to expats
working in commercial entities.
Shalchi said that the reason for the worrying lack of pensions back home could partly be because of the demographic of expats
in the GCC.
The region overall remains an excellent destination for expats
to improve their earnings, increase their savings and enjoy a greater disposable income, it said.
5 million Egyptians, according to recent statistics from the Egyptian Expats
Being an expat
living in the EU has had a positive impact on people's opinions of it.