Norway is the safest country for expats to move to in 2021, new study shows

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A study by MoverDB revealed the top international locations for expats to move to remotely post-coronavirus, highlighting the cities with the best safety, quality of life, cost of living, salary, work-life balance, and the percentage of expats.

With COVID-19 stunting the travel plans of millions of expats this year and forcing many to return to their home countries, the study wanted to find out which cities still heavily rely on expats to support the economy and provide a better quality of life.

Whilst living and working abroad may seem like a pipe dream right now, MoverDB identified the top international locations for expats to move to remotely post-coronavirus, analyzing the cities with the best safety, quality of life, cost of living, salary, work-life balance, and the percentage of expats.

Safe countries for expats

According to the study, Norway is the safest country for expats to move to in 2021, with a low crime in major cities such as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, and Stavanger. 

A total of 87% of Norwegians are confident in their local police, and 90% feel safe when walking home alone at night, making it an excellent option for first-time movers. 

On the other hand, Brazil is one of the least safe options for expats, with only 36% of residents feeling safe when walking at night and a significantly higher crime rate than the top European countries.

Here’s the full top 10 list:

  1. Norway
  2. Slovenia
  3. Iceland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Finland
  6. Denmark
  7. Canada
  8. Spain
  9. Netherlands
  10. Austria

In order to calculate the best and countries cities to move to for expats, MoverDB analyzed 12 metrics, weighing them to account for factors that were deemed more crucial than others, including the cost of a takeaway, rent price, night safety, life satisfaction, work/life balance, salary, and popularity.

Source: MoverDB / Norway Today

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