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Worldwide Expat News - Page 3 of 304

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

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city for expats

An increasing amount of people are choosing to move abroad for work, but the destination can dramatically change the cost of living. So, which cities should you avoid if you’re looking for cheap living? New research by Mercer has declared Hong Kong the most expensive city in the world for working expats in 2019, for the second year running. Asia continues to dominate the rankings of the priciest locations for expats with eight of the top 10 most costly cities being in Asian ... Read more

How education differs around the world

Every country has a different approach to education and ideas of the best philosophy for schools and students can vary quite significantly across the globe. The history and culture of a place can play a huge part in what schooling means to them.  Although there are major differences in education around the world there are also similarities, which often show themselves in the shape of the school year and the amount of time that students are expected to attend school for. Here are ... Read more

The World’s 10 Best Cities to Live in 2019

Last year we gave you a rundown of the best cities to live in and this year we’re back to update you on the movements for 2019. According to Mercer’s ‘Quality of Living Ranking’ for 2019 Vienna has topped the chart for the 10th year running. Every year Mercer evaluates a variety of different factors including; recreation, housing, public transport, education, natural environment and more to determine the quality of living in almost 500 cities around the world. This is what the ... Read more

How to Apply for Australian Citizenship

With its high quality of life, unrivalled beaches and strong economy it’s no surprise so many want to move across the pond and luckily for us, Australia welcomes migrants with open arms if they tick all the checkboxes on their list of requirements. If you’re thinking about or in the process of moving to Australia here’s a guide on how to apply for citizenship to help you on your way.   Privileges and responsibilities First things first, citizenship and permanent residence are two different things ... Read more

Estonia ranked number one for ‘digital life abroad’

According to InterNations, the biggest online expatriate community’s brand new Digital Life Abroad Report, Estonia is the best country in the world for expats when it comes to being digital. The survey that has been conducted this year for the first time has established the best and worst countries for living a connected life by measuring a country’s ability to deliver digital needs to the expats that live there. Estonia soared straight to the top above Finland, Norway, Denmark and New Zealand.   Why ... Read more

How British Nationals Can Stay Safe During a Crisis Overseas

If you’re living abroad you should always be prepared for a crisis, it can be more likely to occur in some countries than others but no matter where you are residing you should take precautions so you’re prepared should something happen. You should be particularly alert if you are living somewhere that has a high risk of terrorism or unrest. What is a crisis? A crisis is an uncertain event which has the potential to harm, or inflict serious damage on individuals, communities and ... Read more

South American Destinations Beyond Brazil

South America is home to some of the world’s most jaw-dropping destinations yet when visiting many people automatically choose Brazil as their destination and overlook, or forget, about the other countries that are equally as spectacular. It’s not hard to see why Brazil captivates those who visit, its diverse country has some of the most wondrous landscapes, beautiful beaches and world-famous sights such as Mount Corcovado and Copacabana. But, what about the other countries in Latin America? Here’s exactly why you should consider venturing ... Read more

10 of the Strangest Traditions from Around the World

From scrambled egg festivals to monkey buffets, it’s safe to say that there are some rather weird and wonderful traditions that take place around the world. Here’s a list of just 10 of the most bizarre cultural practices from around the globe that are still carried out today:   La Tomatina, Spain First up is La Tomatina, the largest tomato fight in the world. It’s not quite known how it came about but there are many theories surrounding it. One of the most popular is ... Read more

Where Should Expats be Moving in 2019?

Expat exodus The UK sees approximately one in ten of its population taking the plunge, upping sticks, and moving overseas. Driven by work opportunities, sunnier climes and different lifestyle prospects, expats are continuing to make their homes across the globe; but just where do we Brits decide to settle abroad, what are the top destinations, and where should expats be moving in 2019? Important considerations There are so many factors to take into consideration when deciding on the right destination to make your new ... Read more
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