Sunday 25 August 2019

Two in three expats see quality of life improve since moving here

Three in four people who relocated have reported feeling welcome and secure in Ireland
Three in four people who relocated have reported feeling welcome and secure in Ireland
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Two in three expats in Ireland have seen their quality of life improve since relocating here, according to the 12th annual league table by HSBC Expat.

Meanwhile, almost three in four people who relocated have reported feeling welcome and secure. This compares to the global average of 42pc and a European average of just 40pc.

When it comes to mental wellbeing, over half of those surveyed in Ireland reported that they feel less stressed and angry since moving to here, 16 percentage points higher than the global average.

However, the high cost of living in Ireland was noted by expats, with one in four claiming to have less disposable income while living here.

Despite this, the majority (51pc) said they had more disposable income in Ireland, with over 80pc attributing this to increased earnings.

Alan Duffy, CEO of HSBC Ireland, said: “The research clearly demonstrates that the drivers for moving and staying in Ireland are not just financial, but that people are increasingly prioritising their wellbeing and quality of life when considering their next career move.”

“International professionals are a vital asset to the multinational companies we work with and these results confirm that Ireland is found to be an attractive and, most importantly, a welcoming destination,” he added.

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