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Worldwide Expat News - Page 29 of 292

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

LinkedIn Names UAE as Top Expat Destination

LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, has just published some fascinating research based on member profiles. With a reported 364 million members LinkedIn has a lot of data to work with. Their latest findings are based on the locations of their members, looking particularly at changes to their country of residence during 2014. The recently-published research aimed to find those locations that are most popular with professionals, and in doing so to deduce the top expat destinations in the world based ... Read more

The 3 Most Expensive Places for Expats to Live

Where are the most expensive places for expats to live? Right now you might be thinking about the price of real estate in New York City, or public transport in the UK. Perhaps one of the Scandinavian countries with their impressive salaries – but also extreme levels of taxation? If so, you might be surprised by the 2015 Cost of Living Rankings, produced by global expat compensation experts Mercer. Their comprehensive study aims to take as complete a view as possible of the ... Read more

Fresh Hopes for Frozen British Expat Pensions

Here at Expatriate Healthcare we recently reported on how thousands of British pensioners that have retired to the sun are potentially missing out on considerable sums of money. In essence most British pensions are tagged to the economy; as the cost of living goes up, so do pensions in line. This ensures that pensioners are able to benefit from the same standard of living, no matter how long they live for after retirement. The alternative, of course, is that pensions are “frozen” and ... Read more

20% of Brits Travel Abroad Without Insurance

According to travel association ABTA more than one in five Brits travels abroad without taking out any form of health insurance. The recently-published statistics suggest that the problems are actually worsening, particularly among young people. ABTA’s research suggests that last year 22% of travellers aged between 16 and 24 travelled abroad without proper insurance cover. This year that figure has ballooned to an astonishing 33%. Clearly a third of young travellers are taking unnecessary risks with their health by not properly covering themselves ... Read more

UAE Considers Introducing VAT

The UAE has become famous globally as a top expat destination. These days 8 out of every 9 people in the United Arab Emirates is an expat, drawn by strong career prospects and a tax-advantaged system. Now, however, the government in the UAE is considering making changes to their low-tax economic policies, with the potential introduction of both VAT (sales tax) and corporation tax on companies being run from within the Emirates. There are a number of reasons suggested for these recent discussions. ... Read more

Cheap Holidays: Where Will Your Money Go Furthest?

Finding the best possible deal on your next holiday has become something of a national obsession. Numerous websites now exist to help us compare and contrast hotels, flights, package deals and more – aiming to help you find the holiday of your dreams for less. One factor that perhaps isn’t considered quite as readily – yet can still save you a lot of money – is the currency in your chosen destination. The reality is that very few of us go abroad ... Read more

Holiday Spending Secrets Revealed By New Survey

Here at Expatriate Healthcare we love a new survey; so imagine our interest when we uncovered a new study on holiday spending money by prepaid card provider My Travel Cash. The study looked closely at how we spend our money when we’re on holiday; and reveals some fascinating insights into how our spending differs. As it turns out, the amount of money you spend while abroad is likely to be affected both by your age and your sex. Furthermore, the destination you ... Read more

Accident Lawyer Reveals Most Dangerous Holiday Destinations

Nick Harris of Simpson Millar solicitors is probably not a very popular man among holiday companies. The reason? He’s an expert at helping those injured on holiday to claim suitable compensation for the accidents that have befallen them. As it turns out, accidents and emergencies abroad are far more common than you might imagine. So while we’d all like to think that our two weeks in the sun turn out to be the best time of the year, the reality is that ... Read more

The Best (and Worst) Expat Countries Revealed

Leading expat resource website InterNations has revealed the best – and worst – places for expats. Their annual “Expat Insider” study aims to rank destinations on a wide range of metrics including job satisfaction, career prospects, work-life balance, political stability and personal safety. Combining all the scores provided by expats in each country allows InterNations to create a “league table” of the best places for expats. As always, this detailed study makes for some fascinating reading. Ecuador once again takes the title for the ... Read more

Expat Retiree Visas “Withdrawn” in Australia

Thanks to its fantastic climate and outdoor lifestyle Australia has long been one of the most popular expat destinations with Brits. Indeed Australia is now considered the most popular destination worldwide for Brits leaving home turf, with almost 1.3 million Brits currently living there. Of course it’s not just families and young professional relocating to Oz; increasingly the country is being seen as a suitable retirement destination. With high quality healthcare on offer, year-round sunshine and reasonable real estate prices outside the major ... Read more
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