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Is Luxembourg the perfect haven for stressed out expat professionals?

Is Luxembourg the perfect haven for stressed out expat professionals?
Good things often come in small packages, with Luxembourg as an expat destination the perfect example. One of the smallest, if not the smallest country on earth, Luxembourg is well worth discovering if you value quality of life and safety and security. It’s a fascinating mix of the historic and the ultra-modern, both in its architecture...

German proactive stance on expat entrepreneurs helps new arrivals

German proactive stance on expat entrepreneurs helps new arrivals
For millennials, expat start-ups are all about entrepreneurial efforts to come up with new, winning ideas. A sense of adventure, the expat vibe and the entrepreneurial spirit are all necessary equipment for success nowadays. Risk-taking is the norm, and many would-be business owners now prefer to found their businesses outside their...

Eliminating the negatives in the search for an expat retirement haven

Eliminating the negatives in the search for an expat retirement haven
Retirement overseas isn’t the best choice for every would-be expat, but how do you decide whether it's right for you? Saving for an eventual retirement is an excellent idea, as long as you’re careful about the advice you receive, but the actual decision as to where to spend your leisure years is based on more than financial...

Vietnam welcomes Western expatriates from Thailand and beyond

Vietnam welcomes Western expatriates from Thailand and beyond
Western expats are now relocating to Vietnam from other Southeast Asian countries. Vietnam’s recently-acquired reputation as a stable, safe country for expatriates has resulted in a rush of expats from former neighbouring expat hubs. Many of the new arrivals are from Thailand, due to growing uncertainty as regards their status as...

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...