Italy ranked alongside Nigeria and Kuwait in the Expat Insider survey by InterNations, an information and networking site for people living overseas.
Its worst performance was for work, a category in which Italy came bottom of all countries. The majority of respondents – 58% – rated the Italian economy negatively, while only 29% said they were satisfied with their career prospects. Less than 50% were happy with their job security, working hours or jobs in general.
While many assume that Italy’s quality of life will make up for a pay cut, even here the country has slipped: it slid to 49th in the ranking from 43rd in 2018.
Overall, InterNations calculates that international residents are “64% satisfied” with life in Italy in general (compared to a worldwide average of 75%).