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Worldwide Expat News - Page 18 of 292

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

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 Mauritius The 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

Brexit Will Leave 2 Million Brits In Legal Limbo

The UK government are warning that complex negotiations will be had following a decision to exit the European Union, so that the rights of UK citizens living in other EU countries can be determined. The House of Lords European Union committee are warning that negotiations may overrun the two years currently outlined, and European parliament and member states could forcefully relinquish any extension on the process. It has also been suggested that discussions of trade deals may take even longer, a proposed four ... Read more

Where Are Brits Moving To In 2016?

In a new global migration report, conducted by MoveHub, the UK had the highest rate of professionals leaving the country of the 30 destinations analysed. The report collated data from 180,000 pre-move inquiries and research revealed that three in ten Brits were leaving the UK in search for a better quality of life, and 54% were seeking sunnier climes. Australia is certainly the place for those in search of sunshine, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees in the summer months. 13% of Brits ... Read more

Greek Citizens Consider Employment Abroad

The ramifications of the Greek government-debt crisis of 2009 is still affecting citizens of the country today. Triggers of the depression included the turmoil of the Great Recession, structural failings in the Greek economy, and a nosedive in confidence amongst lenders. Late in 2009, fears escalated in regards to Greece being able to meet its debt obligations due to revelations that previous data on government debt levels and deficits had been misreported by the Greek parliament. By 2012, Greece had the largest ... Read more

Enchanting Bavaria by Car

When spring slowly ebbs away, allowing summer to appear, wanderlust sets in as holidays are planned. For some, the lure of an Alpine dream in Germany’s Bavaria is the sweet mustard to your weisswurst (Bavaria’s traditional sausage offering). With castles of story-book beauty bequeathing dark forests, only dwarfed by the snowy peaks of the Alps, Bavaria is the chocolate-box idyll. Clichés of cowbells chiming across flower-filled meadows and the clink of golden beer tankards all ring true and the region can be ... Read more
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