In order to avoid stress and any subsequent international health insurance claims for related medical problems, individuals need to review their lifestyle.
This is the advice from Ann McCracken, chair of the International Stress Management Association, who said the best way to alleviate mental anguish is to take back control of spending.
"There are many ways to identify and reduce unnecessary spending; a useful exercise can be to clarify your values and what is really important to you as an individual," she noted.
"Take a factual look at your spending and decide how you can do it differently, but still have enjoyment whilst reducing your spending."
Considering which areas an expatriate can cut back in will help them learn the skills of budgeting, Ms McCracken added.
Her comments follow research from the Stroke Association maintaining that more than seven million adults in the UK could be at risk of stroke because of high blood pressure and a stressful working life.