It’s great to be an expatriate in China, which has ranked third on a survey of over 100 countries conducted by HSBC in terms of compensation for expats. Although people here aren’t raking in quite as much as in Switzerland, where a quarter of respondents are making over USD 200,000, China can’t be too far behind, as it placed number one in the "economics" breakdown, a sub-category of the rankings.
However, China failed to place in the top ten in either of the other two sub-categories, "experience" and "raising children."
"Asian countries may account for terrific remuneration, but not necessarily the greatest living experience. You’ll note China is not in the top ten countries for raising children. Many expatriates, particularly those living in Beijing, the smog-clogged Chinese capital, fear the long-term effects of the country’s air pollution on their kids," The Washington Post wrote in its analysis of the survey. They just can’t leave us alone, can they?
Play around with the data from the survey here.
This post first appeared on thebeijinger.com on October 28, 2014