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Expat retirees in Thailand may be forced into compulsory private health insurance

Expat retirees in Thailand may be forced into compulsory private health insurance
Expats on retirement visas in Thailand may be forced to either leave or purchase expensive private health insurance. Confusion and dismay is now reigning over a rumour that Western expats retiring in Thailand or married to Thai wives may soon be forced to buy overpriced private health insurance or lose their rights to stay. With the...

Unusual jobs for those desperate to join the expat exodus

Unusual jobs for those desperate to join the expat exodus
Since the turn of the millennium, the numbers of people leaving their home countries to work, study, retire, start a business or simply wander the planet as a digital nomad have soared. Expat professionals have seen their bank balances swell and their qualities of life change to luxury from liveable, and volunteers have made life more...

UK-trained expat teachers now a must-have for overseas international schools

UK-trained expat teachers now a must-have for overseas international schools
The British education system is renowned the world over, although many in the UK consider it’s past its prime and needs an update. Research shows an increasing worldwide demand for expat teachers who trained at UK universities. International schools are in the front line as regards recruitment, as almost half now offer a British-based...

New Zealand homemakers and expats in a frenzy over IKEA arrival

New Zealand homemakers and expats in a frenzy over IKEA arrival
If New Zealand is your expat destination of choice and you’re emigrating with your décor-fixated spouse, breaking news from Kiwiland might well force you to change your plans! For decades, New Zealand has been a favourite bolthole for British retiree couples looking for the perfect place to set up home again and enjoy their new-found...

Is the UAE all it used to be for expat professionals?

Is the UAE all it used to be for expat professionals?
Is the UAE losing its charm as a favourite destination for ambitious expats? Once upon a time, a reassignment to the UAE was the dream deal for its massive salaries, generous packages and perks as well as its totally tempting luxury lifestyle.Untaxed take-home salaries could either be spent or saved for the future, and the sunshine was...

Nigeria?s tech industry is fading fast due to brain drain

Nigeria?s tech industry is fading fast due to brain drain
Nigeria’s former storming tech hub ecosystem has attracted hundreds of millions in investment, but is now losing out to other tech heartlands due to salary shortfalls. The African state was one of the first to recognise the financial potential of the boom in tech, creating a decade of tech hub launches, triumphs and the arrivals of tech...

Expat healthcare in Costa Rica is world?s second best

Expat healthcare in Costa Rica is world?s second best
According to a major international living magazine, Costa Rica is the second best destination on the planet for expat healthcare and medical tourism. Quality, affordable healthcare is number one for the majority of would-be expats looking for the perfect relocation or retirement destination, with fierce competition on the medical and...

What?s in it for expat professionals in Africa?

What?s in it for expat professionals in Africa?
Perhaps the majority of relocating expatriate professionals don’t see themselves as developing their careers in Africa, but this fascinating continent has much to offer those willing to try. The majority of expats living all across Africa are professionals on reassignment from their multinational companies and are working in the oil,...

Do expats' business opportunities make up for Singapore?s high cost of living?

Do expats' business opportunities make up for Singapore?s high cost of living?
According to a recent survey, even very well-paid expat professionals in Singapore are unhappy with the city-state’s soaring cost of living. Earlier this year, the popular expat professional destination was rated as one of the 20 most costly places to live for expats, with a new report now revealing over 50 per cent of foreign...

Choosing the right expat retirement destination by testing it out

Choosing the right expat retirement destination by testing it out
Every would-be expat retirement dream is just that – a dream until it’s been sampled. There’s only one way to find out if your chosen place for the rest of your life isn’t a terrible mistake – give it a try before you make the final commitment. Maybe you believe shutting down your life in your home country and taking up...