These Are The Countries With The Highest NRI Populations Across The World

Cities With Higest number of NRI population via

Most Indians have settled outside India in search of new jobs and better opportunities. Most NRIs are serving the foreign nations at present. Since everyone wants to work in a good company, they end up getting settled in these below-listed countries. Have a look at the population of NRI in different countries in the year 2018.


1. Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Now Forming the biggest expatriate community in Saudi Arabia,  NRIs count at around 4.1 million. They make up approximately 9.8 percent of the total country’s population. The number of Indians in the this country is indeed so high, that there are television daily soaps that consider them to be their target audience.


2. Nepal


Nepal has the highest number of Non-Residential Indians in the world! A total of over 4 million NRIs reside in the country. They comprise almost 14.7 percent of Nepal’s total population. Also known as Indian Gorkhas, the number of Indian migrants in Nepal significantly increased after the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship.


3. USA

USA is the heritage of NRIs

Making up around 1% of USA’s total population, NRIs are one of the most prominent minorities in the country. Numbering at approximately 3.1 -3.5 million, they’re a big market for Indian goods abroad as well as other markets.


4. U.A.E

United Arab Emirates

Post independence, many Indians have migrated to Gulf nations in order to find gainful employment. The Indian population there is concentrated in the three main Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. They number at approximately 3 to 3.5 million till date.


5. Malaysia


Ranging from different social and religious backgrounds, there are an estimated 2 – 2.4 million NRIs currently residing in the heart of Malaysia. Many Indians migrated to Malaysia as plantation workers during the British rule in search of new opportunities. Many of them are Tamil speaking people and about 88% identify as Hindus.