Survey: Nearly a third of expats in Qatar seeking to leave host country

Some 30 percent of Qatar’s expats are keen to leave their adopted country, compared to 13 percent of expats globally who seek opportunities elsewhere, a new survey by HSBC has found.

This is despite the fact that a whopping 89 percent of expats here say they are satisfied with the current state of the economy, compared to 59 percent globally, the Expat Explorer survey finds.

Some 67 percent report having more disposable income since moving from their home country, compared to 52 percent of expats worldwide.

But the growing desire to leave appears to be a regional one, with about a third of expats in Saudi Arabia and Oman also looking to relocate to another country or go home.

A rising cost of living and a strong affiliation with expats’ home countries both play a role, the survey states.

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Credit: Photo by Salihan Laugesen; table data courtesy of HSBC

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