Cyprus Among Top 10 Sunny Countries To Live In 2017
The weather seems to play a critical role in choice of destination: almost seven out of ten (67%) say the climate in their new home was a factor to consider before moving abroad.
People are just as likely to think about the weather as they do about the costs of living and general living standards when deciding on their new home (67% and 70%, respectively), Tornosnews reports. Based on the insights of more than 14,000 expats from over 191 countries in the annual Expat Insider survey, InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, compiled a so-far unpublished ranking of the most promising destinations for sun lovers.
According to the report, the climate in Cyprus, which was considered a potential benefit by 86 percent of expats before moving, seems to have a strong influence on daily life: “The sky is always blue and nothing is ever urgent”, a Belgian expat says about living and working on the island.
This attitude strongly reflects on the working hours, as Cyprus offers one of the shortest full-time workweeks in the world with only 41.5 hours per week. Besides that, expats do not find many positive things to say about working in Cyprus. Especially the job security (56th out of 67 countries) and the career prospects (65th) pull it down: nearly half of expats in Cyprus (46%) are unsatisfied with their career prospects and nearly two out of five (36%) are unsatisfied with their job security, compared to only 24 and 22 percent globally.