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Worldwide Expat News - Page 284 of 290

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

An expatriate in Cyprus will not have ‘a lifestyle change’

People who move abroad and become an expatriate in Cyprus will not experience a huge change in lifestyle, according to BuyAssociation.co.uk.Paul Collins, property editor at the organisation, said that a British person should have no problem relocating to Cyprus as the island has a history of visitors from the UK and both countries share many customs and traditions."It has a very similar judicial system to English law and it has a lot of other things very similar to the UK; they ... Read more

Cheaper calls ‘will benefit’ an expatriate

Plans to impose a cap on charges for sending text messages and receiving data by mobile phone while abroad have been welcomed by communications regulator Ofcom.Elizabeth De Winton, communications manager at Ofcom, said that it is good news that government ministers will discuss proposals to cap the price of sending text messages while abroad, which can be costly for an expatriate. "We welcome the Commission's proposal to introduce a wholesale and a retail cap on text roaming. We also welcome moves ... Read more

An expatriate can expect family visits

A British expatriate living in Europe is more likely to receive visits from friends and family, according to a new investigation.Research by Alliance & Leicester International (ALIL) revealed that an expatriate living in France will have an average of nearly ten friends or family visits every year.Furthermore, an expatriate living in Spain and Holland can expect a visit from friends or family eight times a year.An expatriate living outside Europe is less likely to see friends and family as those in ... Read more

Brazilian property ‘is attractive’ to an expatriate investor

People looking to move abroad may want to become an expatriate in Brazil as the country has good investment potential, according to Property Bond International.Clive Hawkes, director of the company, said that Brazil is becoming increasingly popular with retirees as the country has a cheaper property market and a less expensive cost of living."You have people going there to live, especially in retirement, because they can live very much cheaper. They can buy a nice property, they will then have a ... Read more

Croatia set to get a larger expatriate community

More people are expected to move abroad to Croatia and become an expatriate following a change in the country's legislation. From this month an expatriate will be able to buy property in the country with the same rights as Croatian citizens, removing much of the existing administrative burden. One expert predicts that the changes could lead to a stream of investors buying up properties in the Adriatic country. Dan Johnson, managing director themovechannel.com, commented: "These new changes look to drastically alter ... Read more

People move abroad for the ‘lifestyle’

The chance to experience a new lifestyle is the main reason why people move abroad and become an expatriate, according to BuyAssociation.co.uk.Paul Collins, property editor at the website, said that house prices and the cost of living were not the deciding factors that people think of when they consider moving abroad o join an expatriate community."People aren't tending to buy for investment these days so the lifestyle aspect of things is really coming to the fore. People are much more interested ... Read more

Costa del clean up ‘could increase expatriate community’

Beaches across Spain's Costa del Sol are to receive a major facelift as part of a new government scheme, which could increase the region's expatriate community, it has been revealed. Authorities in the country will spend 5.6 million euros on tidying up the region's coastal stretches, which one expert believes could spur property investment. Market analyst at Obelisk Investment Property, James Gonzalez, claims that the work will help draw foreign nationals back to the popular tourist hotspot - ultimately supporting the ... Read more

An expatriate ‘should inoculate’ before moving abroad

People moving to a long-haul destination should inoculate themselves against any probable diseases as soon as possible, according to ABTA – The Travel Association.Sean Tipton, spokesperson from the organisation, said that anyone who is travelling to a long-haul destination should do immediate research into having an inoculation in order to protect them from illness."The further afield you go, it is not much more likely you are going to encounter problems but you are in a much more alien environment," he said.Mr ... Read more

Ontario ‘massively popular’ with British expatriate community

The Canadian province of Ontario is becoming a property investment hotspot for the British expatriate community, one website has suggested. According to the overseas property blog Nubricks.com, foreign investors are drawn by the area's open spaces, welcoming locals and short distance from the US. Ontario is home to some of Canada's most stunning natural locations, including four of the Great Lakes, a host of national parks and an unlimited list of potential outdoor activities. Tom James wrote on Nubricks.com: "Boasting excellent ... Read more

‘Undernourished’ UK employees may benefit from moving abroad

British workers could be leaving themselves severely undernourished and may benefit from moving abroad and becoming an expatriate. That is according to research conducted by the natural health company BetterYou, which suggested that 35 per cent of the UK workforce is depriving their bodies of essential nutrients from excessive dieting. In addition, the study found that only 19 per cent of Brits admitted to eating fruit and vegetables regularly, as these foods are either too expensive or not tasty enough. Andrew ... Read more
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