Dubai and Abu Dhabi were included in a list of the top 10 places in the world to settle. The classification in the Relocation report, compiled by Money.co.uk, took into account social and economic factors as well as the annual temperature and even the number of green spaces to reveal the most attractive cities to settle in.
“In a world where international travel is reopening and remote working has now proven its worth, there are now many possibilities for people to settle abroad and, with it, start to think about housing and compare mortgages, ”the website says.
Dubai is ranked fourth on the list of best cities for relocation, with a score of 5.67 out of 10 points, while Abu Dhabi is sixth, with a score of 5.52. Another Gulf city, Muscat in Oman, also enters the top 10 and occupies eighth place with a score of 5.40.
The most attractive city to relocate is Austin, Texas, USA, which scored 6.02 points. Tokyo, Japan (5.98) and Charleston, South Carolina, United States (5.68) complete the top three, just ahead of Dubai.
The ranking was made on the basis of a number of criteria, including average annual temperature, average property price, average monthly salary, number of restaurants, number of green spaces, internet speed average and average life expectancy. Each criterion received a score out of 10 before an average was calculated.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi also lead a number of other factors in the report. For example, Dubai had the highest score for weather, closely followed by Abu Dhabi at No.2 and Manama at No.3.
According to the report, “Dubai is the best relocation destination if you are looking for sunnier climates because it scored a perfect 10. The average temperature in Dubai is 28.2 ° C and there are only 68 millimeters of precipitation per year.
“The capital of the United Arab Emirates scores slightly lower than its neighbor, Abu Dhabi hitting 9.9 / 10. Temperatures are slightly below 27.9 ° C, but there is less rain on average with only 42 mm drop. “
Cities were also the top three coastal cities for relocation, with Abu Dhabi coming in at No. 2 and Dubai at No. 3. Doha scored the highest in this category, at 7.53 / 10.
The study also named the most expensive cities to settle in, with Basel in Switzerland leading the rankings, with an annual cost of living of around £ 53,748 ($ 71,821). The most affordable city to relocate to was Istanbul, where the annual cost of living averages £ 12,753 ($ 17,039).
The report was compiled with the latest data available in October 2021, Money.co.uk said.
Updated: November 24, 2021, 12:28 PM