Deciding to study abroad assumes a permanent scene change, so you might as well try to choose the best place to go. According to HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer survey, which polled nearly 9,300 people around the world, the best country to live in is Switzerland. The survey takes into account quality of life and financial well-being.

Switzerland’s work-life balance earned high marks in the survey, which includes 34 countries.

Asia also has some of the best places for people to move abroad. Hong Kong and Singapore are placed in the top 10 in the survey as well.

Below are some of the top places to live abroad for 2014.




4. New Zealand

5. Hong Kong

6. Canada

7. Australia

8. Mexico

9. Spain

10. Thailand