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Hong Kong Most Expensive City for Expats

According to research conducted by Mercer, Hong Kong is now the most expensive place for foreign workers to live. Meanwhile, the weaker pound has helped make London more affordable for expats, according to the global survey.The research examined the cost of 200 items in more than 375 cities. The cost of each city is determined by the economic standing of the country it resides in. It also takes in to consideration exchange rate fluctuations that alters the price of imported goods. Often, these ... Read more

6 Unique Destinations for Daring Honeymooners

Over the years, certain locations in the world have fallen foul of the dreaded cliché honeymoon label. Paris, Hawaii and Venice are all beautiful destinations, but don’t you fancy something tailored to you as a couple? You’ve just married the love of your life and your post-wedding holiday spot should match up to this life-changing moment. If all goes to plan you won’t be doing this again. It's time to escape the cookie-cutter honeymoon ideal. Jerusalem, Israel Whatever your religious beliefs, there is a ... Read more

What Does Brexit Mean for Expats in the UK and the EU?

Spain, Ireland and France are amongst the most popular destinations for British expats. Europe, as a whole, currently hosts 1.3 million expats hailing from the UK. Thus far, those in the EU have been able to take advantage of the right to free movement and employment.Now that Britain has cast its vote and decided to leave the EU it has two years to arrange new deals with EU member states. This is under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. However ... Read more

Can You Travel With A Baby?

Contrary to popular opinion, you can travel with a baby! In 2015, a British couple made the most of their 10-month maternity leave, donning rucksacks and exploring Asia, Australia, and New Zealand with their 10-week old tot.Evidently, long-haul flights and living out of a back-pack with baby isn’t for everyone but, in general, holidays and trips should not be avoided due to the arrival of a little one. Many will be met with exclamations of “It’s too dangerous!” or “It’s irresponsible!! ... Read more

The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries

The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually and the endless survey ranks the mos t prosperous countries in the world.Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country and, while this is included, the Legatum Institute considers more factors in its ranking. The organisation compares 89 variables to distinguish the ranking, including traditional indicators such as per capita gross domestic products and the number of people in full-time work, to more ... Read more

Unaffordable Healthcare Sees Expat Pensioners Returning From Oz

With premiums for essential medical cover in Australia constantly increasing, many British expat retirees are having to return home as they no longer afford the high living costs of the country.Expat Tony Whalley and his wife Maggie retired to Australia, but are planning on relocating back to the UK due to witnessing their annual insurance premium rise by 123% since they arrived in Albany, Western Australia, in 2006.Despite cherishing life in Australia, the Whalleys simply cannot afford to stay and will ... Read more

Mexico Is A New Option For Expat Retirees

Brits are flocking overseas and heading to the heat and low costs living that Mexico has to offer. Tucked away on the shore of Mexico’s largest lake is a haven for retirees wanting to enjoy both benefits.The towns and villages enveloping Lake Chapala are home to 40,000 expats and the area is just 40 minutes from Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city.National Geographic ranks Mexico’s climate as second best in the world, with temperatures in the hottest month of May regularly touching ... Read more

The Wonders Of East Africa’s Indian Ocean Islands

When considering a tropical island break, the mind automatically latches on to the idyllic Caribbean. However, off of the coast of East Africa, nestled like gems in a crown, are a plethora of unique islands, shaped by the culture, locals, wildlife and landscapes that adorn them.Whether you’re looking to indulge your palette, dive in lambent coral reefs or sip cocktails on a dream-like beach, there’s an island to suit every wish and budget.Culture: Zanzibar, Lamu and MauritiusThe feet of Guajarati merchants, ... Read more

Do Not Travel Solo To These Cities

The world is extremely used to positivity when it comes to travelling abroad, with an exceptional number of articles and blog posts filling individuals with wanderlust. And, for many travellers, the world is a magnificent place full of magic at every turn and ignorance toward dangers can be rife.There are some destinations in the world where crimes go beyond petty taxi cab scams and pickpocket theft. In some cities, armed gangs can be merciless in their attacks, often targeting western travellers ... Read more

Brexit Would Make Expat Pensioners £50,000 Poorer

British retirees who relocate to Europe could have their state pensions reduced by £50,000 over the next 20 years if the UK votes to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum.Currently, any individual who retired to a country within the EEA (European Economic Area) has their state pension increased every year under the ‘triple-lock’ system. This means that retirees benefit from pensions rising by the higher of wage or price inflation, subject to a minimum of 2.5%. However, in the event ... Read more
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