These Are The Safest Countries In The World For Expats And Digital Nomads
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These Are The Safest Countries In The World For Expats And Digital Nomads

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Leah Freeman-Haskin
Leah Freeman-Haskin Aug 14, 2020

Taking the leap to move abroad certainly comes with serious considerations. At the top of that list, for many aspiring digital nomads, is safety. Here are five places that rank high in safety and are known for offering a great quality of life for expats.

1. Portugal

Porto, Portugal | Nick Karvounis | Unsplash

Located along the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is one of the safest European countries, and it’s well known for being welcoming to foreign citizens from around the globe. The low cost of living is also a draw for many foreigners looking for a better way of life. The country’s natural beauty and varied landscape from ocean to lush green hills also makes it a great country to explore.

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2. Canada

Toronto, Canada | Eugene Aikimov | Unsplash

Canada is known for being one of the safest countries in the world, with the largest safety concerns being petty theft and driving conditions. The Canadian healthcare system is excellent and the country has many job opportunities for people looking for a fresh start. Although the winters are cold, with an area of over 3.8 million square miles, you can choose to live in a cosmopolitan city or in a small town.

3. Japan

Tokyo, Japan | Jezael Melgoza | Unsplash

Japan is often celebrated for having a low violent crime rate, although it’s important to be diligent in the larger cities. The country is also known for being one of the healthiest in the world, with healthy living practices implemented into many people’s routines and long life expectancy rates among it citizens.

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4. Ghana

Elmina, Ghana | Seyiram Kweku | Unsplash

Ghana is generally a very safe country for visitors and expats. The crime rate is low, but in major cities and tourist areas petty theft can happen. The country is also known for having some of the most friendly and welcoming locals in the world, with children receiving much attention and affection.

5. Singapore

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People are quickly discovering there are many reasons to move to Singapore. The island nation is known for its beauty, job opportunities, strong economy and quality education. You will also find very little violent crime throughout the area and people are generally welcoming to foreigners and expats. There is also a large and welcoming expat community.