Sun-seekers rejoice! InterNations survey finds that Cyprus, Greece and Costa Rica have the most favourable weather.
For all those who dream of 365 days a year of sun, the members of the international expat community InterNations have identified the places around the world with the best weather: If you move to Costa Rica, Cyprus or Greece, you can be sure to enjoy the outdoors almost every day of the year. Other destinations with fine temperatures include Malta, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Spain, Portugal and Mexico.
Who considers weather and climate important?
For the annual Expat Insider survey, InterNations asked more than 14,000 people living in 195 different countries about their satisfaction with the climate in their current place of residence. The results conveyed that 45 percent of British citizens considered weather to be an important factor before relocating to a new country. That is a whopping 16 percentage points more than the global average. Other nationalities that thought about the weather a lot before making their move abroad include the Swiss (41 percent), Irish (39 percent) and Belgians (38 percent).
InterNations CEO Malte Zeeck puts special emphasis on weather being an important factor for certain nationalities. “It is clear to see from the survey results that depending on expats’ origins, they do not necessarily prioritise hard factors, such as safety and job security, over soft factors, such as the weather and climate, before moving to another country — sometimes it is even the other way round.”