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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

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Singapore?

Singapore’s 5.5 million strong population is dominated by non-citizens. Around 40% of the country’s residents are expats; students, workers, and travellers. In HSBC’s Expat Explorer report, Singapore was ranked in the top spot – the best place to be an expat. Singapore is rumoured to be expensive, so what is it that is drawing foreigners to the country every year? The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the ... Read more

Can you really live ‘the good life’ in Singapore?

For the past three years, Singapore has been ranked the most expensive destination in the world for expats. It is widely argued that with stringent budgeting, living in the island city-state is feasible, but many argue that emulating the life they lived in their home country is a struggle. Cyril and Jennifer Lerzelter, originally hailing from the USA, earn a combined monthly salary of $29,000 (Singapore dollars) which equates approximately to £15,000. On first glance, this would bring joy to the average ... Read more

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 angle. The so-called Natwest IPB Quality of Life Index, as the name suggests, aims to find those countries offering expats the highest quality of life. While the ... 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

Singapore Named Top Expat Destination of 2015

It’s a perennial argument; what is the best country in the world for expats? Over the years there have been a number of surveys published and methodologies published. However none have quite the scope and gravitas of the Expat Explorer survey from HSBC which includes detailed responses from over 20,000 expats living around the world. This year’s edition of the survey includes more respondents – and therefore more accurate data – than ever before. Furthermore it paints a fascinating and unbiased view of ... Read more

British Expat Attempts to Crowd-Fund Wife’s Visa Charges

Dean Homer and his Filipino wife have been together for 17 years and have had two children together. Despite this, UK visa rules for expats mean that Mr Homer must leave his family abroad until he has secured employment, after trying – and failing – to crowdsource the cost of their visas. Mr Homer and wife Meljie first met in Singapore when working on a cruise ship. Since then their careers have developed, with Mr Homer becoming Operations Manager for Star Cruises. ... Read more

Singapore most expensive and Mumbai cheapest cities for expats

Singapore has been named as the most expensive city in the world for expats, beating 130 other metropolises to the title. A strong currency, soaring utility bills and high costs associated with things like running a car all contributed to putting the Asian city at the top of the Economist Intelligent Unit's (EIU) list. Singapore has taken the title from Tokyo, which was found to be the most expensive place to live in the same study a year ago. The Japanese city is now ... Read more
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