Now I reckon I've been posting on this forum long enough now to decide on a few things without even one nanosecond of hesitation. For example, FP never drinks beer on a Sunday, Mainwaring is a closet rock and roller, BFG is really ET's twin brother, Stopwatch actually prefers lawn bowls to football, Ane is a Collingwood supporter, and the Hippo can't stand vodka! And when it comes to working out the best countries in which to live and teach, it's a snack really. Especially with the help of the search function and a scan through many of the threads on this forum pertaining to different countries. So here are my top 20, ranked on an overall view of the packages and conditions some of the international schools within each country would appear to offer, and giving due consideration to perceived differences in the quality of life, which includes cost of living and taxes! 1. Hong Kong 2. Singapore 3. Malaysia 4. The UAE 5. Thailand 6. Brunei 7. South Korea 8. Poland 9. Bermuda 10. Egypt 11. Saudi Arabia (and Kuwait?) 12. Czech Republic 13. South America, especially Brazil and Argentina 14. Switzerland 15. Italy 16. The Caribbean islands, including the Bahamas 17. Sweden 18. Germany 19. Spain 20. Mainland China Of course the list can only ever be very approximate, and you may well disagree. Are there any changes to the rank order you would make, any additions or deletions? Let us know your thoughts/views on the best country in which to live and teach, without naming individual schools or organisations.