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Singapore is all time favourite for Oz expats

Singapore is all time favourite for Oz expats
Although the city-state has a horrendous reputation for high prices, for expats from Australia it’s still the favourite. According to a recent survey, lower taxes and higher wages offset Singapore’s infamous cost of living for the city state’s Australian expatriates. In spite of its being the fourth most expensive world city for...

Oz losing its place as expat favourite

Oz losing its place as expat favourite
If you’re an expat professionals considering emigrating to Australia, you may be in the minority nowadays. New statistics announced by Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton reveal immigration numbers are at a ten-year low after falling by 10 per cent compared with last year’s total. Since the minister took office, annual...

Survey reveals cheaper expat living costs in New Zealand

Survey reveals cheaper expat living costs in New Zealand
Expat life in Wellington and Auckland is now being seen as dramatically cheaper, mostly due to huge cost of living increases in the New Zealand cities’ international counterparts. In the recent Mercers’ cost of living survey, Auckland dropped 20 places to number 18 whilst Wellington fell 15 places to 101st. One result of the rearranged...

Studying overseas is now mainstream for expat students

Studying overseas is now mainstream for expat students
Not all expats are working overseas or retiring overseas – a huge number are students attending foreign universities. In this modern world there’s a huge variety of degree courses and other study opportunities scattered across major cities worldwide. It’s an exciting time to be a student and, for many, overseas universities provide...

Best Australian banks for incoming expats

Best Australian banks for incoming expats
Expats looking to move to Australia to take up a new job with find banking more straightforward than in many other countries. When a move to another country is part of a career plan, one of the most challenging requirements is often the availability of a bank account before the actual move takes place. Expats heading for Australia are in...

Expats looking to buy property in Australia hit by 7 per cent surcharge

Expats looking to buy property in Australia hit by 7 per cent surcharge
Foreigners looking to buy a home in Western Australia will be charged a seven per cent surcharge starting next January. According to last week’s confirmation by the Western Australia Treasury department, the current four per cent surcharge is to be increased to seven per cent, starting on January 1 next year. The increased charge will...

What’s so different about Australia

What’s so different about Australia
For several generations of British citizens looking to expand their experience of the world, Australia has been a favourite expatriate destination. Possibly, the two main reasons why Oz is perennially popular with UK expats are its weather and the use of something closely resembling the English language. The outdoor life is another draw...

UK frozen pension victims still fighting for their rights

UK frozen pension victims still fighting for their rights
British would-be expats are again being warned to check whether their UK state pensions will be frozen once they’ve moved to their chosen country of retirement. '' The ‘Frozen Pensions Scandal’ as it’s now known has been a thorn in the side of several UK governments over the years for its injustice and random application. Promises...

Australia dumps 457 visa for skilled overseas workers

Australia dumps 457 visa for skilled overseas workers
The popular subclass 457 visa category allowing skilled overseas workers to take jobs in Australia has been abolished. The Australian government’s announcement came as a shock to skilled expat workers hoping to enter the country to work and eventually gain permanent residency. Around 90,000 expatriate workers are already on the visa,...

Kuala Lumpur crashes out of 100 best cities for expats

Kuala Lumpur crashes out of 100 best cities for expats
Kuala Lumpur has crashed out of the list of the world’s 100 most liveable cities due to pollution and increasing crime. Petty crime and dangerous air pollution levels have forced Kuala Lumpur out of the 100 world’s best liveable cities listing. Once rated as the 25th out of a long list of countries, KL’s rating is now a lowly 126th....