By Humphrey Carter
PALMA

IF your are thinking of moving back to Britain, then think again.
According to a global survey on the quality of life for expatriate workers, Spain is the ninth best country to live and work in; Britain is third from bottom. Only India, Russia and Qatar are deemed less attractive to expatriates.

The survey, commissioned by HSBC Bank International, has found that many people who have headed to Britain in search of a new life feel let down by the recession-hit UK where they are finding it increasingly harder to buy a property and are quite often living in conditions worse than they were back in their native countries.

The survey has been described as the “world's largest survey” of expatriates involving 3'146 people working in 30 different industries in 26 countries.
Nearly half of expatriates in Britain claimed that the food was worse than “back home” and the country's education, childcare and family life ratings were also below the international averages.

And many can not wait to leave.
Apparently, 44 percent of expatriates are desperate to leave Britain and either return home or to a more prosperous country like Canada which tops the expatriate poll.

It appears that expatriates are finding British lifestyle increasingly expensive and a third maintain that since arriving in Britain, their health has deteriorated.

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