Friendliest Countries In The World For Expats

Travelling, whether visiting or settling abroad is one of life’s greatest joys, but it really helps if you can be sure of a warm welcome and the chance to make new friends.

In our research, we’ve uncovered a hit-list of the world’s friendliest countries, which offer a combination of diversity, inclusion, and friendliness, plenty to see and do, and the chance to feel ‘at home’, wherever you are.

What are the friendliest countries in the world?

There are a number of traits people look for when it comes to measuring friendliness, from having a positive attitude, to being open minded and tolerant of people from different backgrounds, religions and ethnicities.

However, there are other factors that help facilitate friendliness. Things like environment, the presence of community spaces and the country’s culture all factor in. These are just some of the metrics we’ve drawn upon to make this list of friendliest countries, alongside some more tangible statistics related to how safe the countries are to visit and move to as an expat, quality of life and how welcoming the country is to new start-up businesses.

While we’ve used a wide range of sources to find our friendliest countries, including The World Population Review and the United Nations. Another source was our very own ‘friendliest cities survey’ , looking at the 23 most visited cities around the world and ranking them on a number of factors, including: resident happiness, safety, LGBT+ inclusivity, top attractions, and the highest-rated hotels.

So, without further ado, lets jump in with our top 5 friendliest countries for 2023.

Our round up of the friendliest countries in the world 2023


Our round up of the friendliest countries in the world 2023