Recently, the largest global expat network released survey results showing the top expat destinations for 2016. Below shows some of their findings. Click on the image for a bigger view.
All the guys I’ve met who’ve lived in Taiwan rave about it, and it often tops the poll as their favorite country.
And out of all the 99 countries I’ve visited, I choose Malta (the no.2 slot) after living in NYC because I thought it was the best possible option for me within Europe. As I mentioned in my last podcast, the women are gorgeous, the weather is amazing, the booze is dirt cheap, and anybody with decent tech skills can make a killing, meaning you can party every night and still stack a ball of cash.
However, compared to other countries on the list, it’s nowhere near the shag-fest that is Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
So what about single guys who are looking for a good time?
I managed to find the male-only version.
Note that countries like Vietnam and Colombia jump up the list, obviously because of the women. However there are some glaring absentees and unjust placings.
Firstly, where’s the rest of South East Asia?
Austria and Cyprus? Yeah right. I mean Nicosia is nice, but it’s no Tokyo.
If you’re like me, you’re probably not feeling this list at all.
But when you think about it, it all depends on what your doing for work. Most of the people in this survey are expats, not digital nomads.
You’re not going to make a lot teaching English in Bangkok.
Digital Nomads versus Expats
For those of you who are digital nomads, there are several other lists that are far more exciting.
The nomad list, for example, is a great go-to in this category. Conflating this list with the one above, others, and from personal experience, travelling and talking with other expats, there are few places that consistently make the list (and have sexy-ass women).
- Cambodia and the Philippines
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Cape Town (I’d move there in the morning)
- Poland, the Baltic, and Eastern Europe in general
What’s your opinion?
Where do you think is the best place for male expats/digital nomads?