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Where is the Happiest Place in the World for Expats?

Some of us find happiness in the simplest things. The smell of freshly cut grass. Indulging in your favourite meal. For others, it is our family, or money, that brings us glee. Living a happy life is different for everybody, but are there some countries where are you most likely to experience it?InterNation’s Expat Inside Survey asked 14,300 expats living in 191 countries and representing 191 countries to give their opinions on expat life in their country of residence. Of the ... Read more

Brexit Worry as Spain Predict Financial Disaster

It is not just expats that are uncertain about their futures in EU countries: Spain is also preparing to feel the brunt when the UK officially leaves the European Union. Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, is predicting a vast financial loss for the country if expats leave and tourists head elsewhere.Currently, Spain is home to over 300,000 officially registered British residents and around 68 million holidayed in the country last year. At a recent news conference in Madrid, Rajoy expressed concerns ... Read more

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 Spain?

Spain, particularly for British expats, is a no-questions-asked destination to migrate to. The simple joys of Spanish living draw many to the sunny destination which boasts cultural cities, picturesque beaches, and a relaxed way of living. Furthermore, with the cost of living in Spain lower than that of the UK, it seems like a wise move for a better life.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

Where Are Brits Moving To In 2016?

In a new global migration report, conducted by MoveHub, the UK had the highest rate of professionals leaving the country of the 30 destinations analysed. The report collated data from 180,000 pre-move inquiries and research revealed that three in ten Brits were leaving the UK in search for a better quality of life, and 54% were seeking sunnier climes.Australia is certainly the place for those in search of sunshine, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees in the summer months. 13% of Brits ... Read more

The 10 Best Culinary Hotspots for Jet Set Foodies

Whether on a voyage of cultural discovery, or aiming for the perfect tan on tropical beach, once the pangs of hunger hit it is only a matter of time before you sidle off to a restaurant and indulge in subsequent snooze. But, for the dedicated foodies of the world, who says you cannot plan part of your holiday around the gourmet offerings of the world? From street food vendors to Michelin star restaurants, there are unique cuisines catering to all palettes ... Read more

The simple joys of Spanish living

Boasting 4.5 million foreign born residents, what is it about Spain that makes it a no-questions-necessary destination to migrate to? With its varying landscape – from the picturesque beaches of the south to the fairy-tale mountains of the north – the sun, sea and sangria are not the only joys of Spanish life that the country has to offer.Nobody can argue against the delights of freshly prepared paella or a siesta on the porch, but an attractive quality of Spanish life ... Read more

Google Reveals Most Searched Travel Destinations of 2015

In the past there were dozens of search engines all vying for dominance.While Yahoo and Bing may still be limping along, many others such as Lycos, Hotbot and Inktomi are long since dead.These days Google owns an estimated 68% of the search market, which equates to 3.5 billion searches per day – or 40,000 per second.Put another way, Google is in many ways a barometer of the internet – and the words and phrases we search through Google go a long ... Read more

Top 5 European Countries for Expats

In the recent past, here at the Expatriate Healthcare news section, we dove headlong into the 2015 HSBC Expat Explorer survey.The annual publication was the most extensive ever this year, taking into account the independent feedback of almost 22,000 different expats around the globe.In essence, the freely-available report aims to provide a “helicopter view” of the expat experience, looking at the strengths and weaknesses of individual countries as expat destinations.Regular readers of this column will know that Singapore was recently voted ... Read more

Top Expat Retirement Destinations Revealed

Increasingly over the last few decades more and more Brits have considered retiring to a foreign country.After a long career, working hard and carefully saving money for a long and enjoyable retirement, is it little wonder that so many of the over-50’s are considering a retirement destination with rather more reliable weather than the UK?Once famously nicknamed “Pudding Island” by author Gerald Durrell, an increasing number of those nearing retirement seem to prefer the idea of warm, sunny winters and beach-front ... Read more
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