This article discusses the survey by HSBC and the ranking established by the international bank between countries. Several criteria had been considered in this survey.
 
According to this ranking, Thailand is a rather attractive country, as it appears at the third place. A climate criterion, which wasn't taken into account by HSBC's survey, would certainly have put Canada aside, and regarding swimming conditions if we considered them as an important point, Australia wouldn't be number two, because of sharks and jellyfishes.
 
According to the survey, 47% of single expats in Thailand have found love there, a score twice as high as the average rate for love in other countries.
 
60% of expats in Thailand are employing domestic staff, as this kind of service is very affordable.

Thailand is in pole position among emerging countries.
 
Thailand will stay a love destination, as the counrty is number 1 to find your soulmate.
Thailand is usualy the best country to have a social life, it is the destination where making friends is the easiest around the world.
 
Most frequently raised arguments about staying in Thailand:
- Contract duration (53%)
- Career opportunities (47%)
- Better quality of life for children (35%)
- lifestyle (28%)
- climate (24%)
 
Let's mention that France is at 7th position among countries considered as the most attractive ones, but at first position among its european challengers, language criterium apart. France is also number 2 for quality of life.
 
Regarding the criterion of a comfortable life, United-Kingdom is the worst destination, but it's also the country where you will have more fun... as long as you have a sufficient income.
 
A single expat in India or Quatar would rather buy himself a teddy bear, only 4% of expats living there having found their soulmate.
 
Here-after, the ranking of the survey, with the scores of Thailand:
 

Criteria

Rank of Thailand

Best countries (1, 2)

Worst counrties (n, n-1)

Global rank

3

Canada, Australia

Qatar, India, Russia

Organising school for children

4

Malaysia, Belgium

Russia, Qatar

Organising finances

11

Australia, HK

Russia, Japon

Organising healthcare

2

Bahrain, Thailand

UK, Japan

Finding a home

1

Thailand, Bahrain, South-Africa

Switzerland, UAE

Learning the language

26

USA, UK

Thailand, Qatar

Making friends

1

Thailand, VN, HK

Belgium, UAE

Initializing social services

9

Singapore, Canada

Bresil, Belgium

Making local friends

16

Bresil, Canada, South-Africa

Qatar, UAE 

Joining a group or a community

18

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

Bresil, Russia

Housing

2

Canada, Thailand, USA

UK, HK

Food

3

France, Japan

India, Bahrain 

Entertainement

2

UK, Thailand, USA

Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Transportation

16

Switzerland, HK

Vietnam, India

Clothing

3

USA, UK

Brasil, Switzerland

Home equipement

9

USA, Germany

Bresil, India

Quality of public services

13

Japan, Canada

Mexico, Russia

Quality of health system

4

France, Belgium

China, Vietnam

Education

8

Malaysia, Singapore

Bresil, Mexico

Work scedule

5

Bahrain, Nederlands, Germany

India, HK

Familly life

6

Switzerland, Canada, Australia

Russia, UK

Social life

2

Bahrain, Thailand, South-Africa

Belgium, Suisse

Commuting time

13

Germany, HK

UK, Qatar

Beeing in good health

7

Spain, Switzerland, South-Africa

India, Russia

Leisure

4

South-Africa, Canada, Thailand

China, India