Currently, around 54% of the world’s population lives in cities, and it’s estimated that this will increase to 70% by 2050. Urbanisation has seen more people moving to cities, with the hope of getting better job prospects, better security and better quality of life. This urbanisation has resulted in many cities around the world becoming […]
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Gamers Assemble! Where in The World Do People Game The Most?
Whether on your PlayStation or phone, Xbox or PC, Switch or laptop, gaming is a big business. By the end of 2021, the global video game market reached a value of $162 billion in revenue. With close to 3 billion people playing, it is a hobby enjoyed by vast numbers across the world spending vast […]
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7 Ideas for Your Ultimate Travel Bucket List
With so many amazing places around the world, it can be difficult to know where to start when planning your travel. Or it might be that you’re a seasoned traveller and you’re stuck thinking of fresh ideas for your next holiday. If you’re looking for inspiration for your ultimate travel bucket list, below are seven […]
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Places in Asia With The Best Expat Packages
If you’re debating moving abroad for work there will be lots of factors that you’ll be taking into consideration and although there are a number of advantages to moving abroad for work there’s one factor that usually drives the ultimate decision and that’s the financial gain. Expat packages can vary significantly from country to country […]
Coronavirus in China: Travel Advice
A new coronavirus has recently emerged in China that is believed to have originated in a Wuhan seafood market. At least 830 cases have been reported and China is stepping up its efforts to try and tackle the virus which is a concern as millions of people travel for the Lunar New Year celebrations this […]
What Do Different Colours Mean in Different Countries?
It is no secret that colours are emotive. They can affect the way we feel, they can heal, and they can bring joy. They can remind us of a time of year, a certain place or a distant memory. Around the world different countries, cultures and groups of people associate colours differently. What could be […]
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Expat Safety Tips: Sinkholes
Although possible almost anywhere you go in the world, little awareness is raised with regards to sinkholes and the dangerous risks they pose. Whilst sinkholes vary in terms of size and severity, they can appear with little to no warning and in many cases can cause severe damage, injury and even death. Therefore, expats and […]
Expat Safety Tips: Drought
Many people associate crippling droughts with desert landscapes or particularly hot countries that lack rainfall. However, there are locations around the world where rainfall is below average but, the majority of the time, everything is seemingly normal. Some of the most drought prone countries in the world include China, Morocco, Ethiopia and Afghanistan. Land only […]
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 […]
7 Surprising Food Etiquette Rules from Around the World
You have nailed the basics of elbows off the table, don’t slurp your soup, and don’t talk with your mouth full. You are safe in the knowledge that you can attend a dinner party without committing too many faux pas. However, heading abroad can open up a whole new can of worms. While we appreciate […]
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Expat Quality of Life Around the World Revealed
One of the main expat surveys carried out each year is the HSBC Expat Explorer; covered each year here on Expatriate Healthcare. The survey aims to rank countries of the world by their attractiveness to expats already living in those countries. However a competing survey has recently been published by Natwest with a slightly different […]
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