Madrid is the third most ex-pat friendly city in the world

In the ranking of world's best city to live in, Barcelona comes sixth / Pixabay
In the ranking of world's best city to live in, Barcelona comes sixth / Pixabay
7 June 2018, Redaction

Are you thinking about changing your life around and moving to a new city, but not sure where that would be? InterNations surveyed 7,985 ex-pats from 40 different countries to find out the best place for ex-pats in the world. A city had to be mentioned at least 45 times by expats to be included in the ranking. In the top 10 you can find Barcelona and Madrid, which is the third most ex-pat friendly place in the world.

The ranking is based on quality of life and cost of living, as well as work, finances and how easy it is to settle into the city (and not forgetting the price of beer!). All prices given are for monthly costs.

Here are the top 10 best cities for ex-pats to live:

10. Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt, Germany / Gtres

Rent: 897.87 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 205.33 euro

Commuter pass: 85.78 euro

Cappuccino: 2.77 euro

Domestic beer: 3.95 euro

9. Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland / Wikipedia

Rent: 1,145.01 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 176.80 euro

Commuter pass: 68.04 euro

Cappuccino: 4.48 euro

Domestic beer: 6.80 euro

8. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand / Gtres

Rent: 539.56 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 70.71 euro

Commuter pass: 25.63 euro

Cappuccino: 1.84 euro

Domestic beer: 1.70 euro

7. Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa / Wikipedia

Rent: 407.47 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 58.32 euro

Commuter pass: 29.23 euro

Cappuccino: 1.41 euro

Domestic beer: 1.75 euro

6. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain / Gtres

Rent: 839.45 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 130.31 euro

Commuter pass: 49.44 euro

Cappuccino: 1.69 euro

Domestic beer: 2.77 euro

5. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands / Gtres

Rent: 1 395.22 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 151.85 euro

Commuter pass: 88.91 euro

Cappuccino: 2.69 euro

Domestic beer: 4.44 euro

4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Gtres

Rent: 457.68 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 44.44 euro

Commuter pass: 25.29 euro

Cappuccino: 2.14 euro

Domestic beer: 3.03 euro

3. Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain / Wikipedia

Rent: 779.57 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 116.97 euro

Commuter pass: 53.93 euro

Cappuccino: 1.66 euro

Domestic beer: 2.76 euro

2. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic / Gtres

Rent: 595.81 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 156.30 euro

Commuter pass: 21.26 euro

Cappuccino: 1.79 euro

Domestic beer: 1.35 euro

1. Manama, Bahrain

Manama, Bahrain / Gtres

Rent: 796.95 euro for one-bedroom apartment in city center

Utilities: 71.18 euro

Commuter pass: 33.67 euro

Cappuccino: 3.88 euro

Domestic beer: 7.85 euro

From the original article: www.businessinsider.com/best-places-to-live

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