SPAIN -- now ranked by Expats as The 4th Best Country to live in -  HSBC's 2019 Global Expat Survey.

Q3 2019

HSBC's Global Expat survey, is now in its 12th edition / year, and it received input from over 18,000 Expats in more than 33 countries around the world in its 2019 survey. It ranks countries based on 15 criteria, grouped into 3 categories (Living, Aspiring, Little Expats) based on the Expats' input and experiences of the country that they have moved to. HSBC positions the survey as “the longest running independent global survey of expats".

The top 5 countries in the 2019 Survey are:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Singapore
  3. Canada
  4. Spain
  5. New Zealand


Spain is No 1 Country for 'Wellbeing' (combined: Quality of Life, Physical & Mental Wellbeing, & Fulfilment) - 3 of the 15 criteria used in the Study

You can see the report at this link, including all 33 Countries (each having a minimum of 100 Survery Respondents) that are categorised and their ranking, as based on the Expats' input:  

Here is the HSBC Study’s Country Guide for Spain:

Comment: When in the HSBC survey report, it is worth playing around with the 15 criteria (switching them on or off) to see what effect it makes on Spain's or any other country’s ranking. This way you can see how powerful and insightful the survey results are.