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Spain scores high for quality of life but sucks for career progression

Spain scores high for quality of life but sucks for career progression
Spain has a great deal going for it as a destination for expat retirees, but isn’t the best choice for career oriented expatriate professionals. In many surveys over the years, Spain has been praised for its welcome to British expats arriving to enjoy its warm climate and laid back lifestyle. The country still scores regularly for...

Millennials win out on salary increases and career prospects when moving overseas

Millennials win out on salary increases and career prospects when moving overseas
Expat professionals under the age of 35 gain more from taking an overseas job than any other age group. According to a recent study, younger expat professionals taking a job overseas would be rewarded by a 35 per cent salary hike, a higher percentage rate than that offered to expats in any other age group. The move will also improve...

Malaysia growing in popularity for expats considering leaving Thailand

Malaysia growing in popularity for expats considering leaving Thailand
Why are expats leaving Thailand and heading for Malaysia? Deciding to leave a place you’ve called home for a number of years isn’t easy or comfortable, but deciding on another location is even harder. However, many expats now living in Thailand are concerned enough about their futures to make the choice, with Malaysia now becoming a...

Is the Philippines making a comeback as an expat retirement hub?

Is the Philippines making a comeback as an expat retirement hub?
One aspect of becoming an expat which is often ignored in the excitement of the move is the necessity of managing your finances from square one onwards. The Philippines is gaining in popularity as an expat hub, with professionals seeking out suitable jobs in Manila, retirees heading for the beautiful coastal resorts and digital nomads...

Asia now the most expensive continent for expats

Asia now the most expensive continent for expats
Whilst formerly top expat destinations fade due to currency woes, economic instability and anti-foreigner sentiment, Asia is the place to head for if you’re earning top dollar as you’ll need it just to get by. Once known as the world’s bargain basement for cost of living as well as quality of life, Asia as a whole is now becoming...

Vietnam best in Southeast Asia for expat entrepreneurs as well as retirees

Vietnam best in Southeast Asia for expat entrepreneurs as well as retirees
Vietnam’s low cost of living is now a major attraction for expats as well as tourists. As Vietnam’s economy flourishes, attracting international businesses and start-ups, it’s also becoming the Southeast Asian country of choice for an increasing number of expats as well as tourists. At present, some 82,000 expatriates live and work...

Is early retirement the solution or the wrong decision?

Is early retirement the solution or the wrong decision?
Early retirement somewhere exotic is a dream for a good number of would-be expats, but few take into account the possibility of a few negatives. Retiring early from a profession you’ve given your life to can easily result in an identity crisis as you’re no longer recognised as the person you were in your work environment. Whatever...

Changing careers midstream as an expat needs to be done carefully

Changing careers midstream as an expat needs to be done carefully
Changing careers midstream can be challenging for expats, but step-by-step planning increases the chance of success. Changing careers can be deliberate or it can be purely accidental, as in a new contact offering you what may seem like the opportunity of a lifetime. Either way, it needs to be done carefully and with a full understanding...

Would Boris as PM cause even more chaos for British expats in the EU?

Would Boris as PM cause even more chaos for British expats in the EU?
Will British expats be even worse off should Boris Johnson become Prime Minister? The Brexit threat is centred on British expats living, working or retiring in EU member states, the majority of which have at least guaranteed expat rights until the transition period ends on the last day of December 2020. In addition, British state...

Tiny Irish island brands itself as an offshore expat digital hub

Tiny Irish island brands itself as an offshore expat digital hub
Although anti-globalism is closing the door to expat top talent in a number of countries, European states are still wide open for recruitment of highly-skilled practitioners in a variety of sectors. Unsurprisingly, the tech sector is still hotter than hot as regards job opportunities, but skill sets able to be utilised in support of...