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The top 30 countries in the world to work, make friends, and raise a family in 2019

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  • More than 20,000 expats living in 187 countries and regions rated various aspects of their lives away from home for InterNations, an expat network based in Germany.

  • They were asked questions from the cost of living, to the quality of medical care, to the ease of making local friends.

  • Their answers were then weighted and calculated to rank the top 30 countries in the world for expats.

Finding a new country that isn't too expensive, is fun, and has good job prospects isn't easy.

That's why every year, the InterNations expat network asks people from 187 countries and regions to rate various aspects of their home away from home, from the cost of living, to the quality of medical care, to the ease of making local friends.

This year, the network interviewed more than 20,000 expats from around the world about their lives and weighted their responses to rank the top 30 countries in the world overall. Every country had a sample size of at least 40 respondents.

Scroll down to see if your country made the list.

30. Hungary — Expats say Hungary it is a great place to base themselves to travel around Europe. People also say it's easy to socialize and find leisure activities, and that the cost of living is relatively low.

However, respondents say local Hungarians are generally unfriendly and that it's hard to learn the local language.

29. Indonesia — In Indonesia socializing is easy and it's not difficult to make local friends. People are generally satisfied with their work-life balance, with full-time employees working an average of 46.4 hours a week, or just over nine hours a day.

However, expats say they're unhappy with the quality and cost of medical care here.

The country is also facing a climate threat, and is currently trying to move its capital from the sinking city of Jakarta to another island.

28. Belgium — One of the best countries in the world for raising a family because childcare and education is accessible and high-quality. People here are also happy with their job security.

Almost all respondents say it's easy to travel in and around the region.