10 types of expats wandering the globe [infographic]

10 types of expats wandering the globe [infographic]

People have made the decision to move away from home for many many reasons. Do you fall into one of these ten expat types?


No expat’s story is quite the same. But expats do have characteristic features that pin them to a certain expat ‘type’.

InterNations, the largest global network and information site for expats, has analysed data collected from respondents on their motivations for moving abroad. They found that many of their 1.6 million members in 390 cities around the world in fact had a number of shared traits.

The infographic below indicates the characteristic features of ten expat types, such as the typical age, gender, language, country of residence and working life.

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 Photo by Flickr.com/NelsonL