7 Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Everyone celebrates Christmas a little differently. For most people, the festive season brings merriment, warmth, and love, with time spent with loved ones, gifts, and special food. However, everyone will have slightly different traditions and ways they celebrate. Below are some of our favourite Christmas traditions from around the world. The Yule Goat, Sweden The […]

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The 7 Best Eco-Friendly Cities in Europe

Cities all over Europe are taking steps to be more eco-friendly. If you’re interested in sustainable travel, below are some of the greenest cities on the continent. Lahti, Finland Lahti might not be the most well-known city on the list, but it was recently named the European Green Capital 2021. Located 60 miles north of […]

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5 Destinations Suited to Eco Expats

The world is facing increasing environmental issues, now more than ever before. As such, it has become essential for action to be taken both at an international level and within local communities – Gandhi’s quote “be the change you wish to see in the world”, comes to mind. In the UK, we are encouraged to […]

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How to Cope with Darkness in Nordic Countries as an Expat

Expats looking to relocate to Northern Europe or the North Atlantic, namely countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, you will likely have some awareness of the fact that the winter months are longer and colder when compared to the UK winter season. You will also be aware that a longer winter will mean […]

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Sweden is The Best Country in the World to Raise Children

Sweden has been ranked the best country in the world for expat families to move to. As well as offering an incredible quality of life, education and income were also rated highly. The Expat Explorer Survey was conducted by HSBC, within which 26,871 expats responded to questions about their lives abroad including careers, financial wellbeing, […]

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The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries

The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually and the endless survey ranks the mos t prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country and, while this is included, the Legatum Institute considers more factors in its ranking. The […]

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The Facts Around Working Abroad

According to the United Nations an incredible 232 million people are now living in a country in which they weren’t born. Expat life is truly a global phenomenon with ever more of us travelling around the world for better weather, increased career prospects or more competitive salaries. According to HSBC, who surveyed 22,000 expats around […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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