Eight out of ten people think that moving abroad was the best decision they ever made.
The findings come following a survey of Bupa International members from around the world on their views on being an expatriate.
Paula Covey, head of marketing for Bupa International, says: "These findings are in line with the growth we are seeing as more people choose to make another country their home. Looking ahead, China, India and Russia are important markets for us. As the economies in these countries strengthen, Western businesses are basing themselves there, opening up new markets for expat health insurance. Similarly, a lot of labour is being imported into the Middle East, and new laws, such as those in Saudi Arabia, mean expats must be insured."
Bupa International is the world's largest and oldest expatriate health insurer.
Health insurance : News update: December 2006