If your overseas move will include doing business, the World Bank has just published a list that might help you narrow your search. According to their annual Doing Business report, the countries most favorable to starting a small- to medium-sized business are:
- New Zealand
- United States
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
Obviously, ease of starting a business is not the only criterion for choosing where in the world to live, but if you have years of your working life ahead of you, it’s something to consider. With the exception of Singapore, all the other countries on the list are in Europe and North America.