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Editor of Chiang Mai expat magazine tells the truth about pollution

Editor of Chiang Mai expat magazine tells the truth about pollution
In an article published by The Nation English language newspaper, the owner and editor of Chiang Mai’s much-loved City Life magazine tells it like it is about pollution in the city. Pim Kemasingki is known for her love of her city and for the magazine itself, a long-time statement of her work in sharing that love with both expats and...

Saudi Arabia approves elite Green Card style residency permits for expats

Saudi Arabia approves elite Green Card style residency permits for expats
The Saudi Arabia Shura Council has approved a major new proposal aimed at the introduction of a Green-Card style residency system. The new residency permit, aimed at attracting expat investors to the Kingdom, will offer qualified and highly skilled expats a full permit without the need for sponsorship[ by a Saudi national. Under Saudi...

Relocation checklist for expats heading for Singapore

Relocation checklist for expats heading for Singapore
If you’ve landed the perfect job and are headed to Singapore, a carefully considered checklist of your needs can help. A relocation checklist is essential for would-be expats heading away from the home country into an unknown culture, as it can save time, money and very definitely unwanted hassle. The first and most important is your...

Salaries for expat medical professionals in Prague still rising

Salaries for expat medical professionals in Prague still rising
If you’re in Prague and in the medical sector as a doctor, you’re also in the money! Doctors in Prague, whether local or expat, are now earning around 84,000 crowns per month, with their average salaries growing by 43 per cent since 2015. Nurses are now on an average of 43,000 crowns monthly, a 32 per cent increase over the past five...

How to make a go of expa life in Paris

Posted on May 7, 2019 in France
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How to make a go of expa life in Paris
If living and working in Paris is your dream, understanding the city and its diverse culture will help it become reality. Known as the City of Lights, Paris is one of the world’s most loved and most visited cities for its sheer beauty, its magnificent history and heritage and its dynamic present day personality. It’s also home to a...

Italian diet and laid-back lifestyle keeps expats healthier for longer

Italian diet and laid-back lifestyle keeps expats healthier for longer
If you’re looking for health rather than wealth as an expat, Italy is one of the world’s best options. Italy is best known for its healthy lifestyle and Mediterranean cuisine, making it no surprise that the country came second in the latest Bloomberg survey’s global rankings. Spain was the overall winner out of the 169 world...

British pensioners may find Ecuador the perfect retirement destination

British pensioners may find Ecuador the perfect retirement destination
To many would-be expats from the UK as well as other European Union member states, Ecuador is a ‘faraway country with a strange sounding name’. but the truth is getting around. Central and Latin America are long-term favourites for USA pensioners, evidenced by the huge number of websites aimed at older Americans and stressing expat...

International removals made easy for nervous expats

International removals made easy for nervous expats
Moving house is rated as one of life’s worst experiences, especially if it’s across continents rather than to the next town! Experienced expats who’ve moved many times know the secret is to make and stick to a detailed plan covering the entire process from start to finish. For everyone else, it’s the perfect nightmare as it...

Expat parents in China choosing local schools rather than internationals

Expat parents in China choosing local schools rather than internationals
Increasing numbers of expat parents in China are rejecting international schooling in favour of local education for their kids. An increasing number of expat parents in China are now choosing local public schools for their kids in the hope they will become fluent in Mandarin Chinese. It has to be said that high international school fees...

Mis sold SIPPs now spurring thousands of claims by British expat retirees

Mis sold SIPPs now spurring thousands of claims by British expat retirees
Badly performing SIPPs personal pensions mis-sold by unscrupulous IFAs to Brit retirees is Spain have spurred a huge number of claims. British pensioners in Spain who’ve been taken advantage of by dodgy IFAs are now worried about uncertainty caused by the Brexit effect on their savings. Of the at least 70,000 retired Brits living in...