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Where to go if Thailand doesn?t want you any more

Where to go if Thailand doesn?t want you any more
For decades, anywhere south of the USA border with Mexico has been the destination of choice for American retirees due to easy access to the home country and ready-made expat communities. Since the rush to retire overseas became truly international, the Mexican border with North America has been the favourite exit for literally millions of...

Pressure grows for end to expat frozen pensions

Pressure grows for end to expat frozen pensions
As sterling drops ever lower and Brit expats on frozen pensions tighten their belts to the final hole, pressure is growing for the UK government to end the scandal. However small the amounts received by British expats on frozen pensions, the Brexit-induced fall in the value of sterling is making matters even worse. For retirees planning...

Prague now tops for expat workers

Prague now tops for expat workers
Expats at all levels now make up over a quarter of Prague’s entire workforce. A recent report states that, out of the city’s approximately 700,000 workforce, 200,000 are expatriates and make up around 15 per cent of the Czech capital’s entire population of 1.3 million. The report, released by the city’s Institute of Planning and...

Working expat women give opinions about favourite destinations

Working expat women give opinions about favourite destinations
Retiring overseas for a life in the sun is only one aspect of becoming an expat, but where are the best locations for working women as regards successful careers? Far too many surveys of the best destinations for a successful career are aimed at male expats, with their female equivalents left wondering if they actually exist in the...

Checklists for a fast pre-Brexit exit from your home country

Checklists for a fast pre-Brexit exit from your home country
If Brexit is the last straw and you’re planning to beat the rush to leave your present country of residence, planning is essential due to uncertainty. Even at this late date, there’s no real idea of what will happen over the next few weeks. Wherever in Europe or the UK you are right now, your shortlist of essential tasks will take...

Thailand then as against Thailand now for expat retirees

Thailand then as against Thailand now for expat retirees
For decades, the lure of Thailand’s Land of Smiles drew both working and retired expats in droves to its warm weather, glorious beaches, friendly locals and laid-back lifestyle. Many of those attracted by Thailand’s cheap cost of living, easy long-stay visas, traditional culture and friendly locals were single, elderly men looking to...

Advice on escaping post-Brexit Britain via a move to Greece

Advice on escaping post-Brexit Britain via a move to Greece
Many UK citizens are mulling over the thought of a post-Brexit Britain, and not liking what they’ve found. Greece has long held a fascination for British would-be expats, although its recent financial troubles have limited the numbers of those taking the chance to remake their lives in the welcoming country. All that’s over now, and...

Thailand no longer an inexpensive destination for expat retirees

Thailand no longer an inexpensive destination for expat retirees
Thailand’s former reputation for being an inexpensive destination for Western expat retirees as now shattered, according to a recent survey. The bad news came as part of a Numbeo report on Southeast Asian destinations, with Malaysian and Indonesian cities now less expensive than most of Thailand’s most popular visitor and expatriate...

Expat professionals looking for quality of life prefer northern locations

Expat professionals looking for quality of life prefer northern locations
If you’d prefer to stay in Europe to develop your career rather than head for exotic locations, you’ve a good choice of destinations. Liveability is one of the most important aspects of research into the best destination for your career move. Surveys can help would-be expatriates make up their minds, with the latest celebrating...

Expat controversy over new Thailand visa rules now includes rising baht

Expat controversy over new Thailand visa rules now includes rising baht
Unforeseen issues with Thai immigration’s new retirement visa rules now include currency fluctuations during deposits and monthly transfers. As if the new retirement visa rulings and their interpretation by immigration officers aren’t unclear enough, a new problem has arisen for those who choose the financial option of a transfer from...