Our list covers the safest destinations for expats to move to in 2022. We’ve based our ranking on factors including earning potential, quality of life, education, healthcare and more. This list doesn’t take COVID-19 restrictions into account, so bear in mind you’ll need to do your own research about local restrictions if you do decide to move!
Safety is-or should be-a key concern for expats. But how exactly can you judge whether a country is safe and secure? It’s not just about crime rates; factors contributing to safety and security, or the lack of it, include:
- levels of civil unrest
- political stability
- personal safety
- public health
- safety of transport
- digital security
There’s also the natural environment to consider; is a country prone to natural disasters, for example? And can its infrastructure cope if they do occur?
Sadly, according to 2021’s Global Peace Index, the world is a less safe place than it was in 2020. The aftermath of Covid-19, and a rise in tensions between powerful countries have resulted in civil unrest, with more forecast to come. And of course, the pandemic has made destinations with high infection levels feel very unsafe. But despite this, there are still many good reasons to become an expat in 2022 and many fantastic places to move to.