Have you ever thought about leaving your home country? If so, definitely take a look at our list of the 15 safest countries for expats.
For many around the world, starting a brand new life in an exciting new place is a dream, and the number of people who are making the choice to move to a foreign country is steadily increasing. This kind of major life decision will always come with certain hesitations, and there are multiple crucial factors to consider when it comes to picking up and leaving your home country. But arguably, most important of all is overall safety. Debating becoming an expat can be scary, but there are many countries that are extremely safe options.
If you are interested you may want to check our article on 11 Easiest Countries for Americans to Move to And Work, as well.
In order to create our list, we used Expat Explorer and World Economic Forum as our sources to find out which are the best countries for expats, and The Global Economy and Nation Master to find statistics for kidnapping rates per 100,000 people, and Global Study on Homicide for murder rates per 100,000 people. We narrowed it down to the 40 best countries for expats, then cross-referenced with the 15 countries with the lowest homicide and kidnapping rates.
Now, let’s check out our list of the 15 safest countries for expats.
Oman has a tremendous number of expats, numbering nearly 2 million in 2016 alone; most notably from the United Kingdom, followed by the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Oman has a reputation for being quite safe, having a low crime rate, being ideal for raising children, and having particularly friendly and welcoming residents. Jobs are also plentiful, as it is a small country with a fledgling oil and medicine industry. They also offer an excellent educational system as well as great private healthcare.