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Asian cities now the tops for expat professionals

Asian cities now the tops for expat professionals
From their former positions as ‘must-haves’ on expat professional CVs, the latest survey shows major European cities languishing in the bottom ten. Predictions that the 21st century would be the Asian century seem to be coming true, at least in the minds of multinationals and their expat professional workforce. The Expat Insider...

Survival tips for new expats in Dubai

Survival tips for new expats in Dubai
If you’re still determined to take a chance on Dubai, here’s what you need to know. Most expats head for Dubai for its career opportunities and its reputedly high-style ambience created by those on massive salaries. Words and phrases such as ‘fresh start’ and ‘opulent, exotic lifestyle’ trip off the tongues of recruiters and...

Retiring Brits head overseas for sunshine and warm weather

Retiring Brits head overseas for sunshine and warm weather
One of the main reasons, if not THE main reason, for Brits moving overseas is the notorious British weather. Winter in the UK for the vast majority of the population means huge heating bills, dull, miserable mornings and early evening gloom, and when it isn’t cold it’s usually raining. During the so-called British summer, hot, sunny...

Is Costa Rica an expat alternative to post-Brexit Europe?

Is Costa Rica an expat alternative to post-Brexit Europe?
With the number of Brits moving overseas to escape a Brexit-generated economic disaster, new destinations are becoming popular as European favourites decline. One destination previously reserved for USA expats is Costa Rica, a small Central American country bordered by Panama and Nicaragua. Originally famous as the ‘poster child of...

International City themed districts popular with Dubai-based expats

International City themed districts popular with Dubai-based expats
If you’re relocating to Dubai and need to decide on a residential area, International City has it all! Popular with international expats as an unconventional residential location, International City lives up to its name as it’s home to an multinational expat community and acts as a melting pot of diverse cultures, all with their...

Southeast Asian hubs for expat retirees

Southeast Asian hubs for expat retirees
Formerly the chosen region for expats from Europe and the UK, Southeast Asia is now attracting its fair share of USA retirees. The region itself has a great deal to attract would-be retirees, with its stunning ultra-modern cities contrasting with rural havens in spectacular countryside far away from the usual mass tourism trails.A number...

Bahrain wins out again in new expat survey

Bahrain wins out again in new expat survey
As the rest of the Middle East slips lower in expat survey ratings, Bahrain has climbed the ratings in the family, experience and economics categories. In the latest HSBC expat survey, Bahrain is now top of the Middle East expat favourites' list for three major components, making it the number one destination in the region for expats and...

Worldwide ranking in the use of English shows Asia lagging far behind

Worldwide ranking in the use of English shows Asia lagging far behind
For retirees heading overseas to a non-English speaking country, it can be tricky to learn the local lingo, but is it really necessary? Retiring in a warm, inexpensive country is the dream of many older Brits, with Spain, France and Portugal especial favourites. However, not every retiree wants to spend several years becoming fluent in...

Finding the right expat property in the Philippines

Finding the right expat property in the Philippines
To quote one of the cleverest advertising tag lines of all time, for many expats it really is ‘more fun in the Philippines’. For expatriates searching for a new, affordable life in retirement along with good weather, genuinely friendly locals and a cost of living which won’t break the bank, the Philippines is perhaps the best of...

Expat retirees find love in the Philippines

Expat retirees find love in the Philippines
The Philippines is somewhat of a mixed bag for expats, according to a recent survey. Although the Philippines is usually found lurking near the bottom in most annual expat surveys, it’s always been popular for those seeking a peaceful, pleasant life. Ignored by seekers of high salaries and career boosts, this Southeast Asian...