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Worldwide Expat News - Page 9 of 288

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

Is Paraguay the Place for Authentic South American Adventures?

Paraguay is often overshadowed by the dominant South American countries of Brazil and Argentina. Many comment that the country is lack lustre, with little in the way of impressive sites of natural beauty, or ancient historical relics. Furthermore, many are put-off by the lack of transport infrastructure that is present in the majority of South American countries. However, despite the prejudice that Paraguay faces, it is virtually free of tourists, and is a forgotten jewel of Latin America. Asuncion Behind the ritzy shopping ... Read more

Belgium Fails to Offer Safety Net to Brits

Belgium’s Prime Minster, Charles Michel, states Brits living in the country with special ID cards will not be guaranteed citizenship post-Brexit.Currently, British citizens are allowed to live in Belgium as part of the EU freedom of movement legislation. However, the Belgian Prime Minister has rejected the possibility of creating new rules for British expats after Brexit.Currently, Britons in Belgium are living on a diplomatic ID card. Those in possession of this card have been told that they will not be granted ... Read more

Jordan is the Ancient Voyage of a Lifetime

Today, you can find Jordan on any map, nestled between Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. However, before 1921, Jordan was not a recognised country and it was not until 1946 that it became independent from British ‘guidance’ and was allowed to stand on its own two feet.Despite Jordan having endured a turbulent 20th century, it would be foolish to the ignore the millennia of history that came before its inclusion on the global atlas. Some of the greatest empires to ... Read more

8 Valuable Reasons Why You Should Visit Poland

Just over two hours by plane from the UK, and with flights as little as £30, why is Poland not at the top of our European destination holiday list? The eastern half of Europe is not on the radar for a lot of people. However, if you fancy a break from the likes of Paris, Amsterdam, and Vienna, discover the abundance of European charm, history, beautiful landscapes, and tasty cuisine of Poland.Unique Warsaw Those who have visited different areas of Poland often ... Read more

Expats in Switzerland Benefit from Highest Salaries in the World

Results from banking giant HSBC’s latest Expat Explorer Survey have revealed Switzerland as the best place for expats wanting a salary increase. The country has the best earning prospects for foreigners in the world, with an average annual pay of approximately £152,000 – double the global average.Switzerland, for the second year in a row, was also revealed as the best all-round destination for a career abroad. Not only are the earning prospects second to none, but it also boasts an excellent ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in China?

According to China’s most recent National Census in 2010, the overwhelming population of over 1.3 billion is only made up of 600,000 expats. This 0.04% of the population has escalated over the past six years as international companies erect offices in the East and relocate workers. China is undoubtedly a daunting place to live due to the sheer mass of people, language barriers, and unique culture. However, there is an expat community in China, so what is drawing foreigners to the ... Read more

Undesirable Expat Countries Take Spotlight in World Rankings

For the past three years, expat network InterNations have released Expat Insider. It is one of the largest expat surveys in the world and encapsulates the analysis of expat life in over 60 countries. In the most recent 2016 study, the survey received 14,000 respondents from 191 countries or territories who were happy to comment on their lives abroad.The 14,000 respondents were asked to rate several elements of their lives abroad, from health and personal happiness, to leisure options and quality ... Read more

10 Countries Heralded for Best Quality of Life

InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey is one of the most extensive expat studies and explores the general living situations of expatriates. This year, the survey targeted 14,000 expats and they were asked to rate several elements of their lives abroad, from health and personal happiness, to leisure options and quality of transport.Those who took part in the research had their numbers for each category tallied up to give an overall quality of life score for each country. Thinking of a new ... Read more

How to Cope with Loneliness as an Expat

Moving to a new country is an emotional rollercoaster. You are prepared for the upset of leaving but being absorbed in a whirlwind of visas, new job, language barriers, and traditions can only keep you busy for so long. Once the dust settles and you are into the routine of your life overseas is usually when the loneliness creeps in. Missing your family, friends, and the familiarity of life from your home country can be miserable, but we have some of ... Read more

UAE is Championed by Expats for Safety and Security

New research conducted by global money transfer company, Xpress Money, revealed that 86% of expats are proud to call the UAE their home. Those surveyed expressed that the country offered a great quality of life, good job opportunities, and a great sense of safety and security.The information garnered was in light of a countrywide expat survey conducted by Xpress Money to mark the 45th UAE National Day.Interestingly, 38% of respondents considered the UAE to be their home despite not always living ... Read more
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