30 Oct '13, 10am

Expats say Thailand is the top place to live; China, Singapore, India and Taiwan made top 10.

The final point in the article is key. It does not rate highly for expats who have families. This would tend to indicate that the ranking is based on single expats, who are perhaps the other side of 30. It is not really a good indicator for executives with families interested in working abroad. There is also tremendous poverty in Thailand, more than Singapore, for example. This does makes the cost of certain aspects of living very cheap: maids, gardeners, etc. You can certainly enjoy a very opulent lifestyle but these costs are on a par with the best restaurant’s and hotels in the world, for example. So, in summary, good for people without families…..otherwise very expensive, and many expat families will tell you this…additionally, if anything unfortunate happens there is no welfare to speak of, so your money would soon be burned up…..even in Singapore employer medical ins...

Full article: http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/10/30/foreign-worke...

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