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10 Best Countries for Expat Women
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10 Best Countries for Expat Women

Around one in four women move abroad for work-related reasons, according to InterNations, the world's largest network for expats.

In its latest survey on expats' job satisfaction, the company interviewed around 7,000 working women living in 168 countries. Expats from 152 nationalities, including the US, UK, Germany, and Russia, took part.

InterNations then ranked the top ten best countries for working expat women based on their likelihood of having a higher salary than back home, satisfaction with career prospects, and the number of weekly working hours a week.

Scroll down to see, in descending order, the top ten countries for expat career women.

10. IRELAND

Chance of a higher salary: 51%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 63%

Weekly full-time working hours: 41 hours

Source: AARP Travel
Source: AARP Travel

Expat women here say they enjoy high job security and good work-life balance. Many women here work in healthcare.

9. KENYA

Chance of a higher salary: 36%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 60%

Weekly full-time working hours: 46.4 hours

Source: Msanii
Source: Msanii

One in six expat women say they earn more than $150,000 a year in gross household income, which is twice the global average. However, many of them say they work long hours and have less job security.

8. UNITED STATES

Chance of a higher salary: 62%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 64%

Weekly full-time working hours: 43 hours

Source: Lonely Planet
Source: Lonely Planet

Like in Kenya, one in six expat women said they had a yearly income of more than $150,000. However, it seems to come at a price - only around half of the respondents said they were happy with their working hours.

7. UNITED KINGDOM

Chance of a higher salary: 51%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 67%

Weekly full-time working hours: 41.1 hours

Source: Nations Online Project
Source: Nations Online Project

The fields of work are more diverse for expat women in Britain, InterNations said. However, 80% of the respondents here said they earned less than $75,000 per year, which some said weren't enough to cover their daily necessities.

6. KAZAKHSTAN

Chance of a higher salary: 62%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 67%

Weekly full-time working hours: 45 hours

Source: The National
Source: The National

More than half the women interviewed here moved for work-related reasons: either because they found a job on their own, were sent by their employees at home, or were recruited by a local company.

5. NEW ZEALAND

Chance of a higher salary: 53%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 61%

Weekly full-time working hours: 41.8 hours

Source: Lightfoot Travel
Source: Lightfoot Travel

Some 28% of women moved here to increase their quality of life, rather than for job reasons. About a third of the expat women here work part-time.

4. BAHRAIN

Chance of a higher salary: 65%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 65%

Weekly full-time working hours: 40.9 hours

Source: Gulf Insider
Source: Gulf Insider

Women in this country work the fewest hours out of the ten countries in the list.

77% of working women here also said they were happy with their work-life balance. Bahrain and New Zealand were the only two countries that was also on InterNations' top ten countries for working women last year.

3. CAMBODIA

Chance of a higher salary: 33%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 63%

Weekly full-time working hours: 42.4 hours

Source: Quo Student Travel
Source: Quo Student Travel

This country scored highest in terms of satisfaction with working hours and job security. One Russian expat added, "There are so many ways to develop yourself and try yourself in different spheres."

2. MYANMAR

Chance of a higher salary: 46%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 70%

Weekly full-time working hours: 45.5 hours

Source: Travel Vaccination Clinic
Source: Travel Vaccination Clinic

39% of female expats here say they have more than enough household income to cover all their basic needs.

1. MEXICO

Chance of a higher salary: 29%

Satisfaction with career prospects: 68%

Weekly full-time working hours: 45 hours

Source: National Geographic
Source: National Geographic

Two-thirds of expats here say they are satisfied with their job overall. One German who was interviewed added that the country was "an environment where expats have a good standing."

Source : http://www.businessinsider.com/internations-countries-with-best-career-prospects-for-expat-women-2018-3/?IR=T/#2-myanmar-39-of-female-expats-here-say-they-have-more-than-enough-household-income-to-cover-all-their-basic-needs-9

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