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Rentals in all major European cities now less affordable for expat incomers

Rentals in all major European cities now less affordable for expat incomers
Rental charges for expat accommodation are increasing all across Europe. According to a popular accommodation website dealing in expat rentals across major European cities, monthly charges are continuing to increase. It’s no surprise that London offers the most expensive rents across the board, whether for apartments, studio flats or...

Renovating a historic home in Italy attracts expat tax breaks

Renovating a historic home in Italy attracts expat tax breaks
If you’re taking on a job in Italy, paying tax and would love to get a quaint weekend or holiday home in the hills at a bargain price, this is for you. There’s been a lot online recently about properties in Italy needing total renovation and being sold for practically nothing as a result, but they rarely suit the needs of expats...

Finding your expat home from home in the Netherlands

Finding your expat home from home in the Netherlands
If you’re planning to relocate to the Netherlands in the long term, finding affordable accommodation can be tricky. If your move to the Netherlands is a result of reassignment by your present employer, it’s possible their local office can help find suitable, affordable accommodation and also request your personal ID number from the...

Expats in Qatar now forbidden to use cryptocurrency

Expats in Qatar now forbidden to use cryptocurrency
If you’re planning to become an expat in Qatar and regularly use digital money or invest in cryptocurrencies, perhaps you should consider another destination. Qatar’s population of 2.6 million includes a large percentage of top-salaried expatriate professionals, making its average per capita income one of the highest in the world....

Facing up to learning German as a newly arrived expat professional

Facing up to learning German as a newly arrived expat professional
British expats heading to Europe seem to believe the English language is spoken fluently across all the EU member states. English may well be the international language of commerce, air transportation and many other professional sectors, but if expats are heading to a new job in Germany they’re in for an unpleasant shock! The country is...

Cambodia offers the cheapest international schools in Asia

Cambodia offers the cheapest international schools in Asia
The Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh’s international school fees are the cheapest in the whole of Asia. A recent survey of the cost to expat parents of an international school education revealed Phnom Penh as providing the least expensive international school education in the region. The International Schools Database guide for...

New expats in Europe may experience unexpected culture shocks

New expats in Europe may experience unexpected culture shocks
Europe’s selection of diverse countries is a smorgasbord of temptations for would-be expats, but working and living on the continent has its own shocks and surprises. Every country in the world has its quirks, with the 27 European Union member states no exception. Discovering them is all part of the expat experience, with those brave...

Older Western expat English teachers welcome in Vietnam

Older Western expat English teachers welcome in Vietnam
If you’re the wrong side of 40 but desperate to become an expat in Southeast Asia, heading to Vietnam might well see your dream come true. Becoming an expat is now widely popular amongst young people, but what if you’re over 40 and desperate to change your life? For younger would-be expats, it’s far easier to simply pick a country,...

Unemployed expat pilots see more opportunities in 2020

Unemployed expat pilots see more opportunities in 2020
Expat pilots looking for jobs in Asia or India could be successful in 2020. Qualified, experienced pilots looking to become expats should have an easier time finding jobs in 2020 due to India’s rapidly growing fleet and two new Thai airlines. Whilst Thailand’s flagship carrier struggles to survive, the Southeast Asian country is...

Expat retirees are genuinely welcome in the Philippines

Expat retirees are genuinely welcome in the Philippines
If you’re attracted to Southeast Asia but are unsure about which country is your best fit, the Philippines is as good as it gets. The benefits of Southeast Asia as a destination for retirees, digital nomads and SME entrepreneurs vary country to country as regards essentials such as visa requirements, expat-friendly governments and...