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New Zealand Expat News

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

Australia Relaxes Citizenship Rules for New Zealand Expats

Australia’s incredible natural beauty, coupled with its enviable climate makes it a popular expat destination for people around the world. For example it has long been one of the top destinations for Brits seeking to leave behind the wet and dreary UK. It’s also the natural choice for many New Zealanders looking for opportunities overseas. Unfortunately allegedly “draconian” rules have meant that expat life for Kiwis in Australia has been tough. Most New Zealanders arrive to work, where they are required to pay taxes into ... Read more

Expats with Kids 25% More Likely To Stay Long Term in Australia

As anyone with children has discovered, having kids changes pretty much every element of your life. We swap the sporty convertible for a sensible people carrier, the tropical beaches for ones closer to home and the penthouse to a property with a garden for the swing. Unsurprisingly, it seems that expats who move abroad with their family also behave considerably differently to those without dependents. The latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey reveals, for example, that expats are more likely to remain long-term in a ... Read more

New Zealand Beckons Expats with New Perks

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. Actually ... Read more

The Top Ten Destinations for British Expats

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 ... Read more

Fresh Hopes for Frozen British Expat Pensions

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 ... Read more

Where Do All The British Expats Actually Go?

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 ... Read more

The Surprising Secret That Is Robbing Expats of Their Pensions

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 ... Read more
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