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HSBC Bank International
The Expat Explorer Survey 2010
Report one: Expat Economics

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The Expat Explorer Survey
Commissioned by HSBC Bank International, Expat Explorer is the world’s largest global survey of expats. Now in its third year, the survey continues to deliver insight into expat life around the globe. Participation rates for the survey have continued to increase year-on-year and in 2010 the survey has more respondents than ever, with 4,127 expats answering questions relating to their finances, quality of life, and even what it’s like to raise children abroad. The survey continues to explore how expat life differs from country to country, continent to continent.

Expat Economics
Expat Economics is the first of three reports to be produced from this year’s survey and focuses on how the economic situation differs for expats from country to country. The report draws upon research which represents the views of expats surveyed in over 100 countries. Detailed country rankings are published for all countries where more than 30 expats completed the survey. In total, there are 25 countries featured in our rankings in this years survey. The report looks at expat earnings levels, spending/saving/investing patterns and the impact of the current global financial climate to paint an informed picture of expats’ economic situation around the world. A league table ranking the countries in terms of key economic elements, income, disposable income and luxuries shows how different countries compare to one another.

2010 – even bigger than 2009:

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Over 1,000 more expats sharing their experiences in this years survey Expats from a total of 39 industries/professions The addition of new countries in the Expat Explorer league tables, including Bermuda and the Philippines

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Contents e Overall League Table Expat findings Wealth gap between the East and Mainland Europe continues to widen BRIC Countries appear to be emerging expat hotspots Career prospects / higher salaries lure expats to established centres in the East Expat Finances remain strong Expats repatriate a considerable proportion of wealth Expats and the credit crunch e League tables by criteria 4 5 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 e Country reports United Kingdom United States Hong Kong Singapore United Arab Emirates Australia France Spain Germany China Russia e Further information Contact 37 15 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 e

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Methodology About Expat Explorer About Expat Economics

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Overall league table
Overall score Russia Federation Saudi Arabia Bahrain United Arab Emirates Singapore Bermuda Qatar Philippines Hong Kong China Malaysia United States Thailand Switzerland Mexico Australia South Africa Canada India United Kingdom Belgium Spain France Germany Netherlands 0.53 0.50 0.49 0.48 0.48 0.48 0.47 0.39 0.38 0.36 0.36 0.35 0.35 0.34 0.32 0.31 0.31 0.30 0.28 0.25 0.23 0.20 0.19 0.18 0.15 rank 1 2 3 4 4 4 7 8 9 10 10 12 12 14 15 16 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Wealth Hotspot score 0.58 0.49 0.44 0.45 0.49 0.50 0.46 0.33 0.39 0.35 0.29 0.30 0.25 0.32 0.25 0.24 0.18 0.22 0.23 0.23 0.15 0.08 0.07 0.11 0.04 rank 1 3 7 6 3 2 5 10 8 9 13 12 14 11 14 16 20 19 17 17 21 23 24 22 25 score 0.43 0.36 0.26 0.31 0.49 0.40 0.30 0.33 0.36 0.27 0.24 0.31 0.15 0.32 0.24 0.24 0.07 0.19 0.20 0.29 0.09 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.04 Income rank 2 4 13 8 1 3 10 6 4 12 14 8 19 7 14 14 22 18 17 11 20 24 22 21 25 Disposable income score 0.72 0.62 0.62 0.59 0.49 0.60 0.62 0.32 0.41 0.42 0.34 0.28 0.35 0.32 0.26 0.23 0.28 0.24 0.26 0.16 0.21 0.09 0.07 0.13 0.04 rank 1 2 2 6 7 5 2 12 9 8 11 14 10 12 16 19 14 18 16 21 20 23 24 22 25 score 0.44 0.51 0.59 0.53 0.45 0.43 0.50 0.51 0.38 0.38 0.51 0.46 0.55 0.37 0.47 0.46 0.58 0.46 0.39 0.30 0.40 0.45 0.43 0.32 0.36 Luxuries rank 15 5 1 4 13 16 8 5 20 20 5 10 3 22 9 10 2 10 19 25 18 13 16 24 23

The top Quartile

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