Great weather and varied leisure options keep expats satisfied with their life abroad. Cyprus is in the Top 10 Countries for a Sunny Escape with the best weather, according to more than 90 percent of expats living there.

Expats living in the top 10 countries ideal for a sunny escape moved there for many different reasons: in the majority of these destinations, the search for a better quality of life was named as the top reason, while expats in others moved primarily for love, for their partner’s job or education, or because they were sent abroad by their employer. However, there is one thing that all ten countries have in common: at least three-quarters considered the climate and weather to be a potential benefit prior to moving, compared to only 47 percent globally. With over nine in ten expats being satisfied with the weather after moving, it seems like they were not disappointed, as the latest Expat Insider survey reveals. Based on the insights of close to 13,000 expats from 188 countries and territories in the annual survey, InterNations.

Cyprus: Survey Results

  • Satisfied with the weather: 91%
  • Happy with life: 78%
  • Moved for a better quality of life: 32%

More than one in ten expats (11%) moved to Cyprus to retire, which is the largest share among these ten countries. “Life is generally easy here,” states a British expat. In addition to the great weather, the majority (91%) enjoys how peaceful the country is. However, only 64 percent are satisfied with the available leisure activities, compared to 73 percent globally.

For a country to be featured in the indices and consequently in the overall ranking, a sample size of at least 75 survey participants per country was necessary.