While Bahrain is still in the top 10 countries for career prospects and job satisfaction (10th), expats
seem to be less satisfied with their working hours (3rd in 2018 to 27th in 2019) and their job security (5th to 19th).
While it is a no-brainer that expats
must save a percentage of their monthly income towards a retirement fund, compulsions and temptations of life make that a little challenging.
The law states: "Employers are prohibited from allowing expat
workers to work for someone else, employing expat
workers who have been permitted to work for someone else or are illegally in the Sultanate."
"This might be due to the general friendliness of the local population, as 92pc of expats
rate this factor positively."
Insider is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive surveys on life abroad.
I believe things are changing fast in Saudi Arabia, and expats
who suffered Walt Disney cartoons on the local TV channels, now have tonnes of entertainment, including movie theatres and wrestling shows.
Kris Werner, head of retail banking and wealth management at HSBC, said expats
seem to unanimously agree that the best thing about living in the Philippines is the Filipino people.
in Taiwan are thus more likely to accumulate wealth with more disposable income and less debt, suggested the report.
On a global scale, expats
working full time spend an average of 44.3 hours a week at work: about three in five of them are satisfied with their work-life balance (60 per cent) as well as their working hours (61 per cent), the report showed.
According to the latest HSBC Expat
Explorer survey released on Monday, average salary for expats
in Dubai is $138,177 (Dh507,110) per annum, ranking the emirate at No.11 among top 30 global cities.
The ranking is based on data from the annual Expat
Insider Survey, which asked around 13,000 expats
representing 166 nationalities in 188 countries to rate over 25 different aspects of urban life abroad on a scale of one to seven.