November 2019 Emigrate News Archive

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Will buying a home in Greece still be possible post-Brexit?

 Will buying a home in Greece still be possible post-Brexit?
In spite of rumours to the contrary, Britons fleeing post-Brexit Britain will still be able to purchase Greek property. For those British retirees who’ve always dreamed of living in their own home in Greece, the door will definitely not close as regards house purchase. The reason is straightforward, as the European Union doesn’t...

Expat professionals should consider South Africa’s unique advantages

Expat professionals should consider South Africa’s unique advantages
South Africa isn’t one of the best-known destinations for ambitious expatriate professionals, but it’s definitely one of the most spectacular. The sheer beauty and diversity of this vast country set at the lowest point of the African continent needs to be seen to be believed, and its totally unique variety of cultures have made it a...

Expat tech start-ups can help African local education and employment

Expat tech start-ups can help African local education and employment
Africa’s low competition and huge number of business opportunities make it an option for tech start-ups. Whilst Africa may well be low on the list of desirable locations for expat tech start-ups, those who’re brave enough to accept the challenge will be amazed at the number of uncontested opportunities across the vast continent....

There and back again is expats’ favourite journey nowadays

Posted on November 26, 2019 in UAE
STORY LINK There and back again is expats’ favourite journey nowadays
There and back again is expats’ favourite journey nowadays
This expat version of there and back again might well explain why many never make it back to the home country on a permanent basis. Expatriation for career purposes is assumed to be temporary at best, dependent on what’s on offer elsewhere once the gloss falls off the present position and a higher salary is in the offing. Moving on once...

Qatar now encouraging expat professionals to buy rather than renting homes

Qatar now encouraging expat professionals to buy rather than renting homes
Newly arrived expat professionals in Qatar are being encouraged to invest in property rather than rent. Qatar’s various new policies are aimed at making the emirate more attractive to expat professionals, with the most important the new five-year residency visa. This and an increase in the number of areas where freehold properties are...

Expat renters pushed out of central Prague by Airbnb

Expat renters pushed out of central Prague by Airbnb
Incoming expatriates are being squeezed out of central Prague accommodation by Airbnb short term bookings. Life is getting tricky for newly-arrived expat professionals in Prague, as 25 per cent of rental apartments in the Old Town are being rented out to tourists using Airbnb. The reason is obvious – renting via the flat-sharing service...

Shanghai showing the world how to nurture expatriate talent

Shanghai showing the world how to nurture expatriate talent
Shanghai is showing the world how to attract and keep top expat talent. The expatriate population in Shanghai now numbers over 200,000 and is the largest in the whole of China. Services specifically aimed at serving expatriate professionals are comprehensive and are expected to provide a model example for other regions in the vast country,...

Lesser known Caribbean islands make the perfect expat retirement hideaways

Lesser known Caribbean islands make the perfect expat retirement hideaways
Finding a less well known Caribbean island for your expat retirement years could be the best thing you’ve ever done. When people consider the Caribbean as a retirement destination, they normally concentrate on the more expensive, larger, better-known and far more touristy islands in the archipelago, rightly rejecting all on the grounds...

British expats fleeing mainland Europe should head for Cyprus

British expats fleeing mainland Europe should head for Cyprus
If you’re a fan of world history and love the Mediterranean lifestyle, the ancient island of Cyprus is waiting for you. Always a favourite for Brits searching sunshine, warmth and a laid-back lifestyle, Cyprus has a lot to offer for those planning to emigrate rather than staying in post-Brexit Britain. The island’s incredible history...

Indonesia falls flat as an expat destination in recent survey

Indonesia falls flat as an expat destination in recent survey
Expats love living in Indonesia but feel its offerings have their limitations. Expats who’ve made the move to Indonesia won’t have been surprised by the exotic country’s fall in the current release of the 2019 Expat Explorer survey. Out of 31 countries which took part in the study, the archipelago scored a sad 31st out of 33...

Where in Asia can expats be sure of safety and security?

Where in Asia can expats be sure of safety and security?
For many would-be expats, their fascination with Asia began in childhood and continued until they were actually given an opportunity to move to a location somewhere on the vast continent. As with all relocations, safety and security is a priority, especially if the chosen destination isn’t exactly first-world. Asian states such as...

Is the Philippines the answer for expats needing a new location?

Is the Philippines the answer for expats needing a new location?
For several decades the Philippines as an expat destination was a well-kept secret, but it’s now out there as a great choice for retirees as well as those looking to find a job in this beautiful country. According to a recent survey, the island archipelago is now ranked as the 24th best world country for expatriates, moving up four...

Expats in Bahrain to pay compulsory private health insurance

Expats in Bahrain to pay compulsory private health insurance
Getting to grips with expat healthcare in Bahrain. For expats relocating to Bahrain, it’s comforting to know the country has a comprehensive, modern system comprising both public and private facilities and experienced, qualified practitioners. The public hospitals’ standards compare well with those of private facilities elsewhere in...

Hong Kong protests still threatening expat financiers’ lives

 Hong Kong protests still threatening expat financiers’ lives
As the Hong Kong protests become ever more violent, Shanghai and Singapore are threatening the island’s prime position as Asia’s major financial hub. Protests are nothing new for Hong Kong’s expat residents, but the continuing street riots have now lasted for over five months and aren’t going away any time soon. For some years,...

Namibia joins the contest for wealthy long-stay expat retirees

Namibia joins the contest for wealthy long-stay expat retirees
Wealthy expatriate retirees with a taste for adventure may now have the opportunity of a lifetime. The Southern African state of Namibia is already a favourite with travellers for its world-beating dramatic scenery, but settling down in the country as an expat retiree is fraught with mind-bending bureaucracy. Even those intending to ...

Success of Portuguese Golden Visa responsible for overheated property market

Success of Portuguese Golden Visa responsible for overheated property market
Portugal’s overheating property prices may result in changes to its Golden Visa deals. In a recent announcement, Portugal’s minister of the economy confirmed the likelihood of cutbacks to its popular Golden Visa programme as it’s thought to be the reason behind the country’s overheating property prices. Pedro Siza Vieira told the...

Expats in New Zealand now facing poverty due to soaring costs

Expats in New Zealand now facing poverty due to soaring costs
Is New Zealand now far too expensive for all but wealthy expatriates? For decades, New Zealand was a favourite expat destination for Brits as well as incomers from many other world countries, but reports of its soaring cost of living are now suggesting its reputation is shot. In the main, the majority of expat arrivals in the stunningly...

Is Costa Rica an expat retirement alternative to Europe?

Is Costa Rica an expat retirement alternative to Europe?
Nowadays, Costa Rica isn’t just a favourite destination for USA expats. Traditionally, British expats looking for a change of lifestyle after retirement kicks in head for Spain, Portugal or another sunny, warm European destination with an established expatriate community. In a similar way, USA retirees have always favoured Mexico, Costa...

Becoming a single female expat can be the lifestyle change you need

Becoming a single female expat can be the lifestyle change you need
Careful planning after research makes moving overseas as a single woman a breeze! Emigrating to an unfamiliar land is correctly seen as daunting for new expats due to culture shock and the total unfamiliarity of just about everything, but for single women it’s generally seen to be far worse. However, careful research, forward planning...

Hainan now encouraging global expat professionals with perks and permanence

Hainan now encouraging global expat professionals with perks and permanence
China’s Hainan island province is now proving popular with talented expats from scores of world countries. A release from the island’s Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs has revealed work permits have been given to no fewer than 1,507 talented expat professionals hailing from over 80 countries worldwide. The majority arrived...

New expat retirement survey sees Spain take top spot

Posted on November 1, 2019 in Spain
STORY LINK New expat retirement survey sees Spain take top spot
New expat retirement survey sees Spain take top spot
Finding the best European destination for a settled, affordable retirement may be a futile exercise should Brexit happen, but there’s still hope. For those still living in a dream world and hoping against hope it’ll become reality when common sense prevails, the latest survey gives an obvious winner and some interesting alternatives....

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