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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

The World’s 10 Best Cities to Live In 2018

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The Best Christmas Markets Around the World

Whilst you may not be fortunate enough to jet off to one of these far-flung destinations so close to Christmas, there may be one on your doorstep that you simply didn’t know about. Christmas markets have risen in popularity over the years and have been known to make the Scrooges of the world feel even a tickle of festive spirit. We take you around the world’s best Christmas markets and we expect you’ll be planning a trip for December 2018. Viennese Christmas ... Read more

Which City Is the Best to Live in for 2017?

Mercer recently revealed its 2017 Quality of Living City Rankings. In a repeat performance of the last eight years, Vienna tops the list as the most liveable city in the world. German and Swiss cities flood the top 10, with guest appearances from the likes of New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Mercer’s study examined social and economic conditions, health, education, housing and the environment of 231 cities. The results are often used by blue chip companies to assess how much they should ... 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

Enchanting Bavaria by Car

When spring slowly ebbs away, allowing summer to appear, wanderlust sets in as holidays are planned. For some, the lure of an Alpine dream in Germany’s Bavaria is the sweet mustard to your weisswurst (Bavaria’s traditional sausage offering). With castles of story-book beauty bequeathing dark forests, only dwarfed by the snowy peaks of the Alps, Bavaria is the chocolate-box idyll. Clichés of cowbells chiming across flower-filled meadows and the clink of golden beer tankards all ring true and the region can be ... Read more

Danger Money: the world’s most dangerous cities for expats

Mercer’s Quality of Living survey has revealed that expats concerned for their personal safety should find solace in European countries such as Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria. The survey, which is conducted annually, ranked 230 cities based on internal stability, crime levels, performance of local law enforcement and the home country’s relationships with other countries. With the purpose of the rankings to allow employers to compensate employees appropriately based on their city of work, it suggests that Baghdad, Damascus, Karachi and Nairobi may ... Read more

Cities Offering the Highest Quality of Life Revealed

In today’s global economy more of us than ever before are reaping the benefits of international relocation and the career-enhancing opportunities that such situations can bring. However a perennial problem is assessing which potential destinations are likely to offer you (and your family) the very best quality of life. After all, while some expats are happy to relocate almost anywhere for the right salary package and future prospects, just as important to many of us is to ensure that we relocate to a ... Read more

The Top Expat Countries for Families Revealed

The reality of expat life is that some countries are far better for families than others. Factors such as the quality and cost of education, activities for children outside of school and family well-being are all worthy considerations for expats moving abroad with children. Fortunately, thanks to a study by InterNations, we’re now able to glean some insights into the best expat destinations for families. The recently-published study covers a total of 41 countries, with responses from a minimum of 30 expats in ... Read more
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