Uganda named among 17 countries globally where foreigners live happiest lives

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The latest rankings by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad put Uganda in the topmost spot on the continent and 12th globally. The top five most favourite destinations for expats in the world according to the report are Costa Rica, Malta, Mexico, The Philippines and Ecuador.

Being happy is not an exact formula — earning a lot of money does not necessarily equate to a happy life. A new survey by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, shows that this is the case for expats across the globe.

The company asked 14,300 people living overseas, representing 174 nationalities and living in 191 countries or territories, to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of 1-7.

One of the sub-indexes looked at personal happiness.

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Some of the countries that made the top slots showed that the happiest expats across the globe were not necessarily earning a huge amount, nor were they in places that had the best infrastructure. But something about living in these countries satisfied them.

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Uganda was described in the study as the east African nation that has transformed itself into a country of relative stability and prosperity and this is attracting expats from across the globe looking for emerging market opportunities.

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According to the authors of the report,Kenya the other only African country on the list  is becoming increasingly popular with expats, thanks to job growth in various sectors, beautiful surroundings, incredible weather, and a low cost of living.

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