International Living revealed their best places to retire in the world at the start of this year. Their Annual Global Retirement Index analyses countries based on a wide variety of criteria, including residency options, cost of living, climate and property options. Transport, local governance and internet connectivity are also taken into consideration.
10th – Peru
With a low cost of living and 1,500 miles of unspoilt coastline from Ecuador to Chile, Peru is a popular choice for expats this year. It is easy ...
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Tough times for the USD
The big news right now is all about the US Dollar, highlighting the close ties between political activity and the strength of a country’s currency. With the potential for a US government shutdown, Sterling has soared against its American rival and is nearing the $1.40 point, with the US Dollar’s other key currency pairing, the Euro, reaching above the €1.22 mark.
There has been an enormous sell-off of the ...
When you look at a world map and draw your eyes to the West Indies you will see pin pricks of green dotted around the likes of Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Cast your eyes just north of Haiti and you will be met with the Turks and Caicos Islands, one of the Caribbean’s most overlooked archipelagos. The mass of 40 stunning low-lying coral islands can be accessed from the UK in around 8 hours 20 minutes via a direct flight.
As the date and time for Brexit were announced (11pm on March 29th 2019) by David Davis in November of last year, expats residing in the UK and Europe felt more confused that ever. With little set in stone, speculation is rife and expats living and working in the UK are fearful about their futures.
As a result of nearly 19 months of lacking information, expat’s trust in the UK handling their finances has deteriorated considerably. Every year the leading network for ...
London, Paris, Rome. Europe is famed for its cultural cities and countless tourists pilgrimage to these famed destinations every year. Whilst this is great for tourism in these cities, there are some often overlooked European cities that are equally as beautiful, equally as cultural, and equally as steeped in history. Would you consider one of the below for your next adventure?
Croatia, as a whole, has risen in popularity as a holiday destination and potential expat hive over the past few ...
The UAE is a global financial and trade hub, offering countless employment opportunities. Many blue-chip companies have headquarters in the UAE and, along with the luxurious lifestyle many Emiratis live, make it a very popular destination for global job seekers. However, how can expats ensure success in a competitive market?
Apply or Visit at the Right Time of Year
Throughout the UAE, the job market is very seasonable, and this isn’t just due to spells of extremely hot weather.
The United Arab Emirates is ...
Compared to European powerhouses, Bulgaria has a relatively small population of around 7.1 million. Whilst this isn’t a problem in itself, a high death rate and low birth rate has seen the population decline. To add insult to injury, countless Bulgarians are also finding employment abroad and fewer than 10,000 return annually.
Bulgaria was struck with high emigration levels between 1990 (when passports became easily available following the demise of communism) and 2007, the year Bulgaria became an EU member. During these ...
Now eclipsing Spain as the Brit retiree’s new favourite destination, many are flocking to Cyprus. Mediterranean sun, affordability and genuine hospitality saw many older expats upping sticks and jetting to the island which is both Turkish and Greek.
The Cost of Living in Cyprus
Before joining the EU in 2004 and swapping the Cypriot pound for the euro in 2008, the cost of living in Cyprus was much lower than it currently is now. However, compared to the UK, there are still some ...
Many of us while away time at work daydreaming about escaping the rat race to live a simpler life. We envisage breakfast on a balcony. Daily sunshine. The coast on your doorstep.
Whilst some of our perfect locations aren’t achievable yet, there are some destinations around the globe that could allow expats to work very little or retire early.
Nestled just shy of Colombia’s coastline, Cali is a city that is fast becoming one of South America’s most popular with expats. Located ...
Dwarfed by the trendy European cities of Copenhagen, Berlin and Paris, Norway’s capital city has been snubbed as Scandinavia’s most forgettable location. However, a cash injection over the past few years has helped pull the city away from its staid chains.
Reinventing a city is difficult, but new architectural projects such as Oslo’s futuristic Opera House and the regeneration of Bjorvika with the Barcode Project has given Fjord City a contemporary edge. Run-down neighbourhoods have been given much needed TLC and there ...