Lisbon leaves Singapore and Abu Dhabi behind in the Expat City Ranking 2020 and is the third best city in the world to live in!
After the 6th place in 2019 the Expat City Ranking 2020 puts Lisbon in 3rd place in the ranking of the best cities in the world for foreigners to live and work.
In this international assessment internations.org of the 66 cities of expat city ranking 2020, Lisbon occupies the 3rd place in the middle of 66 world cities evaluated by the organization. Part of the evaluation had to do with the 82% of expatriates interviewed who feel at home in the Portuguese capital versus 64% on a global average. However there are 20% more expatriates than the international average of 59% being in Lisbon 79% who feel happy with their social life, thus bringing the city of Lisbon to 3rd place in the world.
Our seaside capital is considered one of the best cities to live in for its climate, its safety, its social life and its urban quality of life that compared to other cities has made to achieve above average results.
Thus the Portuguese capital was in the 5th Place of the Subcategory Leisure and Climate. This is an impressive number when we note that 89% of foreigners show their total satisfaction in the local leisure category versus 71% in the global average. Weather and weather are a satisfaction factor for 96% of expatriates.
Most expatriates in Lisbon (99%) think the same way about your personal safety (vs.82% globally). While Lisbon still ranks 6th in the Local Cost of Living Index, with 64% of expatriates feeling satisfied with this aspect (vs. 46% globally).
However the city obtains mixed results in the Work Life Index (23): Expatriates feel happy and privileged with their jobs in general (79% happy vs. 65% globally) and their work-life balance (83% happy vs. 64% globally). But they feel a certain dissatisfaction with job opportunities in the city and in the perspective of a local career (37% unhappy vs. 34% globally) as well as as a result of the state of the local economy (19% unhappy vs. 18% globally).
At the top of the Expat City Ranking 2020 are the cities of Valencia and Alicante. Next is Lisbon, followed by the cities of Panama, Singapore, Malaga, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid and Abu Dhabi that close the top 10.
See expat city ranking 2020 https://www.internations.org/expat-insider/