This is the best untry for working abroad

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Living and working abroad, for many, is the ultimate fantasy: the chance to experience a new city, a new culture, and an adventure of a lifetime. But when it comes to actually making moves, the whole process can be difficult with visas, cultural barriers, legal hoops, differing economic conditions. But for those determined to do so, there’s one country that should be top of mind: Switzerland.

A new report from HSBC found that Switzerland is the best country for expats. In fact, according to HSBC, 82 percent of those who moved to Switzerland saw an improvement in their quality of life. How so? The clean, pleasant environment (the country is ranked as the most sustainable in the world) that left most feeling just healthier. There really is something in that alpine air.

In these tumultuous times, Switzerland's stability was also a factor. The vast majority of respondents said they were happy with the country's economic and political climate.

That, and well, money. The average salary in Switzerland is £89,373, nearly £30,000 more than the global mean of £60,843. Although the cost of living in Switzerland is certainly high, the report still finds that "seven in 10 of those who have moved to Switzerland now enjoy higher levels of disposable income." Most of these well-paid earners are based in Zurich, one of Europe's main financial hubs.

"Our research has found that Switzerland is a fantastic choice for both career driven professionals looking to grow their earnings, as well as those seeking an improved quality of life. It has some of the most beautiful and safe surroundings in the world as well as plenty of career opportunities," concluded John Goddard, Head of HSBC.

Beautiful surroundings, indeed. There's the serene Lake Geneva with its Belle Epoque buildings, or Ascona, the "St. Tropez of Switzerland." Plus, who wouldn't to live in a land famous for its cheeses?

Rounding out the top five places to work abroad were Singapore, Canada, Spain, and New Zealand. (New Zealand also earned the rare, and flattering, superlative of expats "most likely to stay in their new country for over 20 years.")

Adventure seekers: you may want to dust off your CV ASAP.

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