People in Saudi Arabia and the UAE are enjoying a higher level of wellbeing than those in the UK, France and even Singapore.
In a report published by health insurance giants Cigna, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates scored above the global average, with the report looking at various areas from physical wellbeing to workplace happiness and job satisfaction.
More than 14,000 people from 23 countries took part in the survey, which showed a very slight drop in the quality of life in the UAE - mainly owing to higher working hours and a drop in physical health.
Some of the most interesting findings related to healthcare however, with 76% of respondents saying that they are in favour of sharing data about their health - if it helps lowers costs, enables early detection and provides better access to suitable care.
A high demand for private healthcare was also noted in the UAE, however with only 20% of respondents expecting to have health insurance once they retire the funding of this, especially in Emirates where insurance isn’t compulsory, is an area that will need addressed.
There are plenty of attractions to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. From the opportunity to help shape the future of healthcare to high tax-free salaries, there should be something for everyone.
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