Expatriates in Southeast Asia

More and more people are moving to Southeast Asia in search of a better quality of life. Today, this area is one of the most sought-after for expatriation. Some of the most popular countries are Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and, of course, China, Hong Kong and Vietnam.


The first choice of expatriates is Singapore, not least because it offers higher salaries than other countries in the region. As a result, 54% of expatriates’ annual salaries exceed $200,000. The possibility of access to luxury and Western products also plays a role in the choice of expatriates. Thailand and Bermuda follow. Of course, China also remains at the top of the list, offering attractive economic opportunities to foreign companies setting up operations there. According to the latest figures from the consular authorities, there are an estimated 44,000 French expatriates in China.

Despite the quality of life and financial advantages offered bySoutheast Asia, cultural differences make it difficult for Westerners to adapt to the region.

If you too are planning a trip to this region, be prepared for culture shock and think about medical insurance for you and your family!

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