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World’s Safest Places for Expats in 2022: Find the Best Place to Relocate

When it comes to settling down abroad for work or permanent residence, people always prefer a safe and secured country. Currently, about 80 million people in expats reside around the world leaving behind their own country. This number will increase in the coming years. So, if you are an aspiring expat, what country will be a good choice to move in? Well, we have listed 10 safest and most secured countries for the expats in terms of different indexes.

Best Countries You Can Consider to Move to in 2022


According to William Russell, 90% of expats living in Finland marked it as the safest country while the rate is 84% globally. Finland is widely known for its elegant healthcare system, which is easily accessible and low-cost. Another basic need, the education quality is excellent and most importantly public schooling is free! When it comes to accommodation and lifestyle, people in Finland have greater purchasing power while public transports are easily accessible. If you are a woman, you will get 4 months of paid maternity leave. Further, new fathers are also encouraged to avail paid paternity leave up to 54 days. Moreover, Finland ranked 13 in the global peace index in 2021.


Iceland is the top country in the 2021 global peace index. The crime rates in Iceland are the lowest in the world. Every citizen in Iceland is friendly. The country also takes care of its people very well as education, healthcare, and jobs are easily accessible. However, language may bump you as Icelandic is the official language, but the good news is that 90% of the Icelanders speak English. Education for ages 6-16 is free and the government also provides free health care for all.


Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world and its capital Copenhagen is ranked number 1 in the Economist’s Safe Cities Index for 2021. In terms of public health, personal safety, infrastructure, digital and environmental security Denmark is top in the list for many aspiring expats. Denmark spends 10.1% of its GDP on healthcare. When it comes to work-life balance Denmark is superior which enables you to give priority to the things that matter to you. And it makes them the third top country on the World Peace Index.


Canada is one of the economically and politically stable countries in the world. Further, the cities in Canada are clean, smart, modern, and stylish. Those spacious cities are well designed and make it easy to get around for anyone. Moreover, you can afford a large suburban house near to your work commute there easily. The country imposes strict gun laws for greater safety and the crime rates have been declining for the last few years.


The average annual salary in Switzerland is 60,847 CHF or approximately 58,000 Euro which is higher than any other top country in the world. Switzerland is one of the top countries that have excellent civil rights, human rights, the absence of gender inequality, and religious freedom. 92% of expats believe that Switzerland never let them down. Moreover, it stood first in HSBC’s expat survey. It also ranked third in 2021’s world happiness report. All these reasons together Switzerland becomes one of the top destinations for expats.


According to the Global Peace Index, Japan is the second-safest country, while its city Tokyo ranked as the 5th safest city according to the Economist index. Moreover, Japan has a good reputation for being a secure country to live and visit. It provides a universal healthcare system where the government pays 70% of the medical cost and patients pay 30%. Japan is also moving toward becoming an environmentally safe country. They aim to become carbon neutral by 2050.


The crime rates in Singapore have significantly reduced over the years. The country is a great place to live, work, and do business. Additionally, it has immense career and business opportunities with a dynamic and vibrant lifestyle. Furthermore, Singapore offers multiple leisure and recreational opportunities for all people. The country has a strong economy and it has an excellent education system with ultimate safety for the children to grow up. Currently, it is the top Asian country for expatriates that attracts anyone around the world.


Australians enjoy a high-quality life with a low population and little pollution. That is why around 1.3 million UK people live in Australia. Moreover, it is one of the most liberal countries in the world and the country comes closer to racial equality than other first nations in the world. Nevertheless, you will get access to high-quality healthcare, which is free! You may spend the weekend at the country’s amazing national parks or can go surfing after work as the country enjoys around 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.

New Zealand

New Zealand is in the top ten in the World Human Development Index which measures the country’s life expectancy, education, literacy, and standard of living. With diverse job opportunities, New Zealand is also a great place for business people or entrepreneurs. Further, the country is one of the non-corrupt countries in the world. Stable political stability is another reason that attracts expats. The high scores on racial gender and LGBT equality also make the country a top destination.


There are numerous reasons to move to Austria which include a high level of well-being, affordable education, excellent transport and cheap childcare. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Better Life Index, 82% of the Austrians claimed that they felt it safe and positive while living in the country. Nevertheless, the quality of living in Austria is one of the highest in Europe. It also ranked six in the Global Peace Index 2021 ranking.

Final Words

So far we have mentioned the best countries in the world for expatriate to start a new life. If you are a potential expat and want to relocate after the Covid storm, you may definitely check out these countries to move in. All of these countries provide a high standard of life and top security while you will also earn enough to support yourself and your family.

Source: United News of Bangladesh