Singapore 8th most desirable country for work globally: survey

By Dat Nguyen   May 19, 2024 | 03:18 pm PT
Singapore 8th most desirable country for work globally: survey
Skyscrapers in Singapore. Photo by Pixabay
Singapore ranked eighth globally last year in terms of a desirable country for work, a survey has found.

It ranked higher than France and Spain in the ninth and 10th place, according to the Decoding Global Talent survey which polled 150,700 people in 188 countries from October to December last year.

The top reasons people choose Singapore are quality of job and opportunities, followed by quality of life and climate and income, tax and cost of living, said the survey, which was produced by U.S.-based management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group.

Singapore is considered a stable and safe destination with high income levels that promote innovation and digitization, the authors of the report said.

Most expats who wish to move to Singapore are from other countries in ASEAN like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The jobs they are seeking are in in marketing and media, digital, data science and AI industries.

For the first time last year Australia ranked first place as the most desirable country for work.

It was followed by the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

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