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Elderly expats in Thailand furious over accusations of cheating on medical bills

Elderly expats in Thailand furious over accusations of cheating on medical bills
Older expats in Thailand are still furious over visa requirement changes and compulsory private healthcare insurance. It’s impossible to tell how many potential expat retirees will go back to the drawing board and choose another lifestyle destination due to the negative publicity the Kingdom’s immigration authority is generating by...

British property still favoured as an investment by expats living overseas

British property still favoured as an investment by expats living overseas
Searches of British property websites are still rising as house prices continue falling. Overseas buyers are still seeing British real estate as an investment magnet, whether they’re UK expats living and working overseas or Brits being forced to return home due to Brexit or other issues. The growth in online searches has been marked ever...

Do expat retirees favour bitcoin trading because they’re bored?

Do expat retirees favour bitcoin trading because they’re bored?
A shock report is showing bitcoin as this year’s best performing investment. Cryptocurrency in general has had an exciting ride over the past several years, with bitcoin’s spectacular rise and its equally spectacular fall making and losing investor fortunes in short order. From the amazing 2017 rise to $20,000, followed by its collapse...

Hints on expat property purchase in Germany

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Finance
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Hints on expat property purchase in Germany
One of the most challenging aspects of life as an expat is finding and buying a suitable home. For the majority of working expat professionals, renting a condo is perhaps the easiest and most convenient option, especially for those on shorter-term contracts. However, for those with families, entrepreneurs working on start-ups and those...

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...