In their most recent 2018 Expat Insider Survey, InterNations’ results could give United States residents pause. We found the expat view of our country interesting and revealing. Of course, we included the countries who also fell in the bottom of the survey. The results below are from the part of the survey focused on Safety and Security.
It might be safer to live outside the U.S., according to InterNations, which recently published the 2018 Expat Insider Survey. For the 2018 survey, 18,135 expats living in 187 territories and countries provided insights into what it’s like to live and work in 68 places, focusing on topics such as quality of life, working abroad, cost of living and more.
One of the most compelling areas of focus is the Safety & Security subcategory, which is part of the Quality of Life Index. This consists of three factors — peacefulness, personal safety and political stability — which the respondents rated on a scale of one to seven. The results were then bundled to create a global ranking of the most dangerous places for expats to live. InterNations also broke out the results to create a female global ranking, which was based on the replies from 8,855 women respondents.
- Brazil (ranked 68th overall). “I don't feel safe and the economy is suffering a bad period," says an Italian expat. "I would like to feel safer.”
- South Africa (67 overall). “Crime is rampant due to the economic situation, so one has to take greater care over personal security,” says a British expat. “There is a political instability and it has an impact on all aspects of life," says another British expat.
- Kenya (66 overall). “You can't just go outside and go for a walk wherever or whenever you want," says a British expat. "You have to be more cautious.”
- Peru (65 overall). Malte Zeeck says, “Almost one-third of expats in Peru (32%) rate their personal safety negatively, whereas globally just nine percent rate it negatively.”
- Turkey (64 overall). An Azerbaijani expat says, “It is not safe to go out at dark time and difficult to come back home after midnight, so that I usually have to be back by 10 p.m. at the latest.”
- Argentina (63 overall). A Brazilian expat points out the “huge inflation and huge corruption. This country is getting worse every day. Every day more expensive. Every day more insecure.”
- India (62 overall). A Zambian expat says, “In India females in general are not really safe. In some parts of India, it is not even safe for ladies to walk or be alone.”
- Egypt (61 overall). Malte Zeeck says, “Safety and politics play a significant role in the country’s ranking. In fact, only 64 percent of the expat feel safe in Egypt, which is 18 percent less than the global average (82%).”
- Dominican Republic (60 overall). A U.S. expat says, “There is a lack of security and the need for private security at all times.”
- Colombia (59 overall). A Georgian expat says, “There is insecurity. No personal safety. Robberies are very common and I have to watch out for my stuff all the time. Also, I am restricted to walking outside to certain hours. You need to know the neighborhoods very well.”
- Philippines (58 overall). A U.S. expat says, “The lack of security and the unstable politics worry me.”
- Mexico (57 overall). A German expat says, “There are real issues of insecurity due to conflicts and government problems.” A U.S. expat says, “I don't feel completely safe. I also feel as though I stand out as a foreigner.”
- USA (56 overall). A German expat says, “There is a higher degree of gun violence and violence in general than in my home country.” Another German expat says, “The undercurrent of violence and the current administration are my main concerns.” A British expat says, “I do not like the current political climate, the lack of gun control and the prevalence of school shootings.”
- Myanmar (55 overall). An Australian expat says, “There are many issues that go unresolved. The government is still very much corrupt, disregarding the overall population’s safety and well-being.”
- Indonesia (54 overall). A Swedish expat says, “I don’t like the political development in the country.”
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