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US, UK fall in ranking of best nations to live in

Top-ranked country in 2017 is Bahrain, given high marks as a place to work and raise a family

Ben Steverman | Bloomberg 

The reputations of the US and UK as good places to live and work are in free fall among some of the world’s most mobile and cosmopolitan people. Since last year’s presidential and Brexit votes, both the US and Britain are perceived as less friendly to foreigners and less politically stable, according to a survey of almost 13,000 expatriates of 166 nationalities. Expats also say the two countries’ quality of life is declining by other measures, especially the affordability of child care and health care in the US and housing in the UK. The Expat Insider ...

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First Published: Thu, September 07 2017. 00:58 IST