For those dreaming of a sunny escape, new research by money.co.uk reveals the top relocation destinations home to the best weather, and Bangkok ranks 7th.
The study analysed the average temperatures and precipitation rates for each city to give a normalised score out of 10, with higher temperatures and lower levels of rainfall being ranked the highest - revealing the top relocation destinations with the best weather.
Top 10 relocation destinations based on weather
Average Temperature (°C)
Annual Precipitation (mm)
Weather Score /10
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Las Vegas, USA
Tel Aviv, Israel
Las Palmas, Spain
Dubai is the best relocation destination if you are looking for sunnier climes, as it scored a perfect 10. The average temperature in Dubai is 28.2 degrees celsius, and there is only 68mm of rainfall a year.
The capital of the UAE scores slightly lower than its neighbour with Abu Dhabi achieving 9.9/10. Temperatures are slightly lower at 27.9 degrees, but there is less rain on average with only 42mm falling.
The third best city in terms of weather is another Middle Eastern capital. The Bahraini city of Manama has the same average temperature as Abu Dhabi, but sees a much higher rainfall at 85mm.
Further Study Insights:
- Basel, Switzerland is the most expensive city to relocate to as the annual cost of living is €63,754.
- The most affordable relocation destination is Istanbul where average annual living costs are only £12,753. This is £40,995 less per year than moving to Basel, and £15,963 less than the studied average.
- The Qatari city of Doha is the top relocation destination located on the coastline, this city scored 7.53/10. Water temperatures in Doha are 24.83 degrees on average, it also has high wages of €48,341.
- The best city in the world to relocate to overall is Austin. Austin has the third-best internet speed of any city in the rankings, at 87.5 Mbps. Additionally, the city scores highly in terms of average temperature (20.4°C), and high average monthly salaries at €4,726.