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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...

Local expat communities help trailing spouses adjust to their new lifestyles

Local expat communities help trailing spouses adjust to their new lifestyles
For women who’ve put their own careers on hold to accompany their husbands on relocation to an unfamiliar country, becoming a trailing spouse can be an unwelcome lifestyle change. Trailing spouses are the glue which holds together the relocation itself as well as the re-establishment of a home for the breadwinner and often their...

Is France?s work-life balance really so good?

Is France?s work-life balance really so good?
France has a reputation for a better work/life balance than many other European cities, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Many would-be expats decide on France as their perfect emigration destination by taking into account the country’s reputation for a positive work/life balance. The French, according to expat legends, work...

China?s new tax laws causing expat confusion

China?s new tax laws causing expat confusion
How will China’s new individual income tax laws affect its expat communities? Introduced at the start of the New Year, China’s reform of its Individual Income Tax system is the most significant change to be announced for decades, with expats left wondering about its effect on their finances. The new rules on personal taxation have...

Shanghai expats and locals get together to celebrate Lantern Festival

Shanghai expats and locals get together to celebrate Lantern Festival
In a demonstration of the friendship between expats and Chinese resident in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area, both communities celebrated the Lantern Festival together. As Europe and the West in general get more xenophobic by the hour, a Shanghai community of locals and foreigners celebrated an annual festival together as friends and...

Travel in style to your new expat life

Travel in style to your new expat life
If you’ve just landed the expat job of a lifetime with a salary to match, why not fund your very own luxury journey to your next home from home. Moving house is considered to be one of the most stressful experiences of a lifetime, but it’s magnified massively when your next home is thousands of miles away across several continents....

Saudi Arabia?s banned items list is well worth reading before you relocate

Saudi Arabia?s banned items list is well worth reading before you relocate
If you’re about to fly to Saudi Arabia to take on a new career challenge, unknowingly carrying a banned item in your luggage might bring on your worst nightmare. Saudi is simply not like any other place you may have visited or worked in before, with learning about rules which seem illogical at best and unbelievable at worst one task...