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Bulgaria is Suffering from a Brain Drain

Compared to European powerhouses, Bulgaria has a relatively small population of around 7.1 million. Whilst this isn’t a problem in itself, a high death rate and low birth rate has seen the population decline. To add insult to injury, countless Bulgarians are also finding employment abroad and fewer than 10,000 return annually. Bulgaria was struck with high emigration levels between 1990 (when passports became easily available following the demise of communism) and 2007, the year Bulgaria became an EU member. During these ... Read more

A Guide for Retiring to Cyprus

Now eclipsing Spain as the Brit retiree’s new favourite destination, many are flocking to Cyprus. Mediterranean sun, affordability and genuine hospitality saw many older expats upping sticks and jetting to the island which is both Turkish and Greek. The Cost of Living in Cyprus Before joining the EU in 2004 and swapping the Cypriot pound for the euro in 2008, the cost of living in Cyprus was much lower than it currently is now. However, compared to the UK, there are still some ... Read more

The Most Affordable Places for Expats to Live in 2018

Many of us while away time at work daydreaming about escaping the rat race to live a simpler life. We envisage breakfast on a balcony. Daily sunshine. The coast on your doorstep. Whilst some of our perfect locations aren’t achievable yet, there are some destinations around the globe that could allow expats to work very little or retire early. Cali, Colombia Nestled just shy of Colombia’s coastline, Cali is a city that is fast becoming one of South America’s most popular with expats. Located ... Read more

Exploring Norway’s Up-and-Coming Capital Oslo

Dwarfed by the trendy European cities of Copenhagen, Berlin and Paris, Norway’s capital city has been snubbed as Scandinavia’s most forgettable location. However, a cash injection over the past few years has helped pull the city away from its staid chains. Reinventing a city is difficult, but new architectural projects such as Oslo’s futuristic Opera House and the regeneration of Bjorvika with the Barcode Project has given Fjord City a contemporary edge. Run-down neighbourhoods have been given much needed TLC and there ... Read more

The Pros and Cons of Hostel Life When Travelling

Hostels tend to set the pulses racing of those who have never stayed in one before as the media tends to portray horror stories of backpackers. Whilst hostels are not glamorous, they are a low-budget choice of accommodation for travellers. Usually, when you book a place at a hostel you are essentially paying for a bed and a communal bathroom. You may find yourself in anything from a room of four to twenty other travellers. Pro: Hostels are cheap accommodation and, although ... Read more

Amsterdam Angered by Expat Influx

Many citizens of Amsterdam are tried of the stag-do parties and teenage revellers who descend upon the Netherlands capital. However, whilst this brings a large sum of income to city, it is another group of visitors that have residents and media outlets up in arms. Expat workers. Back in October, Amsterdam won a competition to host the European Medicines Agency. The relocation to the Netherlands means that the number of white-collar expatriate workers will escalate in Amsterdam and locals are not happy. ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Nigeria?

Nigeria is the most populated country on the continent of Africa and is the engine of the land. It is both culturally and economically diverse and is home to the offices of countless large corporations. However, for all of Nigeria’s brashness, the divide between rich and poor is unbelievable. The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial ... Read more

No Reprieve for 500,000 Expats with ‘Frozen’ Pensions

Whilst there is still uncertainty revolving around much of Brexit, British pensioners retiring in Europe are one group who know what is happening. In September, Britain and the EU reached an agreement of expats’ state pension when the UK officially leaves the EU. There had been fears that pensions would be withheld from expats following Brexit. However, the change earlier this year confirmed that expats living in the EU (including those which are part of the EEA and Switzerland) will benefit from ... Read more

The Best Christmas Markets Around the World

Whilst you may not be fortunate enough to jet off to one of these far-flung destinations so close to Christmas, there may be one on your doorstep that you simply didn’t know about. Christmas markets have risen in popularity over the years and have been known to make the Scrooges of the world feel even a tickle of festive spirit. We take you around the world’s best Christmas markets and we expect you’ll be planning a trip for December 2018. Viennese Christmas ... Read more

Expats Quit Jobs and Leave Saudi Arabia

It seems that Saudi Arabia is constantly in the expat news as of late. Since May 2017, we have kept you abreast of the latest happenings in the Gulf State. Whilst the year started in a promising fashion for the country with the introduction of a green card for expatriates and the start of what seemed like a promising initiative in Saudi Vision 2030, it has been downhill from there. With the abolishment of tax-free living, restrictions on the US-style green card ... Read more
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