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Table 5 Characteristics of ideal migration destinations (average 2008-2011)

From: Potential migration and subjective well-being in Europe

Country GDP pca Unemp. Tax Benefits Life Corruption
  (PPP) rate (%) rate (%) (%) satisfaction (%)
Australia 39.40 5.03 20.88 24.47 7.37 34.30
Austria 40.01 4.28 32.23 39.03 7.32 51.43
Belgium 36.39 7.60 36.10 35.99 7.03 50.70
Brazil 11.03 6.35 29.00 10.00 6.84 62.51
Canada 39.17 7.45 18.38 53.53 7.51 35.48
Denmark 36.78 6.08 37.51 51.21 7.80 21.05
Finland 35.34 7.68 29.72 47.50 7.47 27.62
France 34.04 9.00 23.83 57.40 6.76 50.88 1
Germany 36.03 7.05 31.05 39.96 6.63 68.58
Greece 28.90 12.00 19.73 33.12 5.75 85.65
Ireland 40.12 11.43 14.74 39.07 7.22 47.63 3
Italy 29.74 7.95 25.88 46.71 6.38 82.63
Luxembourg 82.12 4.90 20.55 81.67 7.05 36.98
Netherlands 41.17 3.78 27.46 75.00 7.57 36.70
New Zealand 27.25 5.85 19.02 36.66 7.27 25.65
Norway 52.51 3.15 27.26 61.24 7.63 50.76
Portugal 23.07 10.48 18.67 65.00 5.34 88.60
Russia 15.79 7.03 13.00 10.00 5.39 76.96
Spain 30.24 17.75 15.83 59.29 6.55 71.92
Sweden 38.11 7.58 26.15 50.06 7.42 26.65
Switzerland 41.89 3.75 12.72 73.33 7.52 31.22
Thailand 9.01 0.95 27.50 20.00 6.00 82.74
United Kingdom 35.38 7.30 25.06 13.24 6.96 40.75
United States 46.81 8.43 16.08 45.95 7.18 59.81
Average 35.43 7.20 23.68 44.56 6.87 53.03
  1. aIn thousands international dollars.