It’s no secret that New Zealand is a truly beautiful country.
But this travel destination has more than good looks. In numerous expat surveys New Zealand has proven to be a most gracious host, offering reasonable salaries, an enviable quality of life and a truly friendly population.
No wonder, then, that so many expats have headed over to New Zealand in recent history. Very few of those who set foot on her golden shores ever plan to come home. But there’s a problem.
If all the immigrants arriving in Britain every day are to be believed then Brits have things pretty good.
They live in a politically stable country which, despite its diminutive size, still holds sway on a global scale.
London is one of the world’s great financial and cultural hubs, the quality of life is considered very high and they benefit from free healthcare in the form of the NHS and a high quality education system.
Really, what’s not to like?
Well a few things as ...
Here at Expatriate Healthcare we recently reported on how thousands of British pensioners that have retired to the sun are potentially missing out on considerable sums of money.
In essence most British pensions are tagged to the economy; as the cost of living goes up, so do pensions in line. This ensures that pensioners are able to benefit from the same standard of living, no matter how long they live for after retirement.
The alternative, of course, is that pensions are “frozen” and ...
It has been estimated that in the last 5 years alone 851,000 Brits have moved abroad seeking a better life. There are now estimated to be over 5 million Brits living outside the UK. That’s a lot of people; but where do they all go?
Thanks to some new research we can now reveal the most popular destinations for British expats.
The survey by Lloyds Private Banking is based on figures held by the UK-based Office of National Statistics (ONS) and reveals the ...
Consider a simple fact; overall, the cost of living has increased consistently over time. Try comparing the cost of buying a house or a car in the fifties, and now today, and you’ll find that the cost of living has gone up in real terms by many, many times.
What this means for Brits is that a pound these days buys you far less than it used to. Put another way, you’d need more money now than you would a few decades ...