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Germany Expat News

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

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

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 a positive colour for some could be a sign of something sinister for others. Colour associations vary from country to country. Take a peep below to understand ... Read more

Singapore Ranked Best Place for Expats for Fourth Year in a Row

HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer study analyses the views of over 22,000 expats around the world, based on economics, experience and family life. Released at the end of 2018, the results found Singapore to be the expat destination of choice for the fourth year running. The global report looks at how expats feel about living overseas by examining various aspects of expat life, including family dynamics, their experiences and the economy. The findings from countries all over the world are then ranked against ... Read more

9 Surprising Laws from Across the Globe

When relocating to a new country, researching laws is often far from most people’s thoughts. Yet, with some particularly unique laws in existence, surely it’s worth some basic research to avoid unknowingly breaking one of them? After all, in doing so you could face hefty fines and in some cases may just land yourself in a foreign prison! To demonstrate this point further, here are some of the most surprising laws in the world…and in countries many expat populations reside. Switzerland Local laws and ... Read more

The World’s 10 Best Cities to Live In 2018

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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Germany?

From fertile Bavarian landscapes to hip modern cities, Germany is rich with different lifestyles to latch onto. You can tap into the cosmopolitan vibes or indulge in outdoor pursuits. However, Germany is particularly popular with graduates, who flock to the cities (particularly Berlin) to benefit from the abundance of job opportunities available. Whatever draws you to life in Germany, you are in very stable hands. The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their Global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the ... Read more

The Best Countries for Graduates Seeking Work

Coming out of university can be terrifying and the dreaded job hunt does nothing for graduate’s self-esteem. Months can pass with constant rejections and feedback of ‘we went for somebody with more experience’. Many are left with little choice but to put their career dreams to the side for a time and take up roles as baristas and waitresses just to make ends meet. However, if you’re going to take a low-entry job or a role in hospitality, why not enrich ... 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

How Can Expats Get Their Children Immunised?

The World Health Organisation has reported a worrying increase of children with measles in Europe. Italy and Romania have seen the largest outbreaks and the WHO warns this is due to a drop in children being immunised. In January 2017 alone, Italy reported more than 200 cases of measles. Romania has reported 3,400 cases and 17 deaths since January 2016. Due to measles being highly contagious, the viral illness can spread between people and countries easily. For a country to be sufficiently ... Read more
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