HSBC just came out with a super-cool website that compares life as an expat in various countries. The website ranks conditions for expats based on three categories: economics, experience, and raising children. And guess what? China comes out number 1.
If you take out the raising children portion, however, China comes in at number 2, behind Thailand. Interestingly, HSBC did not have enough information to rank Thailand on the raising children portion and so it was not in the rankings at all with that metric. It therefore is not possible to know whether Thailand or China would have been first overall.
Either way though, China did very well so clearly life as an expat in China is pretty good. The HSBC rankings do make for fascinating reading and I recommend that you check it out.
China expats, what do you think?