The Expat Insider survey asks expats to rank their housing based on several key factors, including housing, safety, and healthcare.
Ireland ranked 38th out of 52 countries surveyed at the end of the table.
For many expats, the cost of living was a huge problem in Ireland, with one person claiming the housing situation was “outrageous”.
An Italian expat said: “The cost of living is outrageous. It is impossible to find decent accommodation at affordable prices.”
Nearly three quarters of expats said housing in Ireland was unaffordable, compared to just 43 percent of expats worldwide.
According to property website Daft.ie, rents hit an all-time high in Ireland in August with supply at its lowest level.
The cost of rental housing was up nearly 13 percent and only 716 homes were available to renters.
Nearly three in five expats were not satisfied with the cost of living in Ireland and nearly 40 per cent felt they did not have enough disposable income.
People have to pay a fee for some services in Ireland, depending on their personal circumstances.
They can access medical care by paying standard patient fees or by using the country’s medical card.
While Ireland scored negatively in some survey categories, expats rated Ireland highly when it came to career opportunities.
More than two in three expats were happy with the job market, while three in four said moving to Ireland had helped their careers.
One expat said: “There are many jobs thanks to a dynamic economy.”
Expats also believed that Ireland’s work culture embraced flexibility and that over 70 percent of expatriates were satisfied with their jobs.
People also said Irish citizens were welcoming and more than three quarters of expats considered them friendly.
One expat said: “The people are friendly and welcoming. It is a safe place to live, learn and work.
“It has become my first house and I would like to continue living here.”