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Expat rentals in Switzerland set to fall in 2020

Expat rentals in Switzerland set to fall in 2020
If you’re heading to Switzerland to take on a new position, the good news is that renting an apartment is likely to be cheaper in the coming year. Switzerland is one of the world’s most expensive expat professional destinations, with housing taking up a considerable proportion of even the most generous salary. However, the real estate...

Expat job seekers warned Bangkok may be moved elsewhere

Expat job seekers warned Bangkok may be moved elsewhere
If you’re considering taking a job in Bangkok, you should factor in the Thai government’s wish to solve its dangerous air pollution by moving Thailand’s capital to another location. In spite of rumours to the contrary, Thailand’s capital is still a good destination for expat career enhancement, high salaries and a reasonable if...

Is Thailand still a dream destination for Western expats?

Is Thailand still a dream destination for Western expats?
If you’re thinking of retiring in Thailand, there are many things to consider before your final decision is made. Traditionally, Thailand has been a popular retiree destination for its tropical climate, inexpensive cost of living and well-established expat communities in a number of towns and cities. A recent survey rated the Southeast...

Is Hong Kong finished as Asia’s financial hub?

Is Hong Kong finished as Asia’s financial hub?
As the Hong Kong riots become a way of life, many are wondering if China will let the island go and embrace Macau or another Asian city as its replacement? For decades, a posting to Hong Kong has been the holy grail of expats in the financial sector, and not just for the chance to make an eye-wateringly high salary. Ever since the former...

Luxury home values in Dubaiare dropping like stones

Luxury home values in Dubaiare dropping like stones
As Dubai’s real estate sector crashes, even expat investors are shying away from bargains. Real estate values in Dubai have now dropped by 25 per cent over the past four years, leaving the property market in confusion and investors looking to pull out before it becomes worse. The continuing slump in oil prices plus the massive oversupply...

Expat oil and gas workers in Chad face soaring cost of living

Expat oil and gas workers in Chad face soaring cost of living
Africa might not be the most popular location for ambitious expats used to their comforts, but the city of N’Djamena could spring a few scarey surprises. Set on the very edge of the Sahara Desert is the African state of Chad and its capital N’Djamena. Expats in the oil and gas sector may have heard of the city or even visited once or...

Expat life in the laid-back Netherlands

Posted on December 18, 2019 in Europe News Working Abroad
STORY LINK Expat life in the laid-back Netherlands
Expat life in the laid-back Netherlands
If you’re convinced your future lies outside your country of birth, the Netherlands is well worth a second look. The latter part of this century will surely become known in world history as a celebration of expatriation, as leaving home for unknown cultures half-way across the world has become the hallmark of the lifestyle change...

There’s more to being an expat than just teaching English

There’s more to being an expat than just teaching English
Teaching English overseas isn’t the only alternative for talented expats. If you’re planning to teach English after you’ve left your home country and settled into your new location, it’s as good a start as any as regards paying your bills. However, as many reluctant expat teachers of English have found, it can be a stairway to a...

Emergency registration service set up for Brit expats on Majorca

Emergency registration service set up for Brit expats on Majorca
If you’re in the throes of finalising your move to Spain’s Balearic Islands following last week’s shock election result, you’ll get help to register before it’s too late. A special emergency service is being set up in Majorca by the Spanish Home Office in order to ensure all British expats including new arrivals are able to...

China needs expat volunteers for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

China needs expat volunteers for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
If you’re about to head to Beijing on reassignment, there’s a challenge you might find impossible to resist, especially if you’re a sports fan. Beijing is now hugely popular as a new destination for expat professionals, with the Chinese authorities doing everything they can to smooth new arrivals’ paths to success and integration....