According to a survey by Mercer, it's not who you might think! By looking at a country's statutory annual leave, statutory holidays and public holidays, they compiled a list of where employees get the most time off. One caveat: it's based on what an employee working a five-day week for 10 years is … [Read more...] about Where in the World Do Employees Get the Most Time Off?
International Living's annual Quality of Life Index. Every year, IL produces a Quality of Life index, which usually differs quite a bit from their recommendations on best places to retire. France has topped the list for several years running. France (was #1 last year as well) Australia (moved up … [Read more...] about End-of-Year Lists
According to Forbes.com, Bahrain scored the top spot in HSBC's recent survey of 3,100 expats. They admit this might be a fluke -- only 31 responses came in from Bahrain, compared to 450 from the UK, for example. But it's an interesting list, nonetheless. Canada moved down from its No. 1 spot last … [Read more...] about Bahrain: World’s Friendliest Country?
Martin Chuzzlewit is not one of Charles Dickens' best-known novels, but it's always been one of my favorites because of the wonderful expat section. Martin Chuzzlewit was published in 1842, following by a few years the author's first visit to the United States. Dickens' description of the US is … [Read more...] about Expat Books: Martin Chuzzlewit
If your overseas move will include doing business, the World Bank has just published a list that might help you narrow your search. According to their annual Doing Business report, the countries most favorable to starting a small- to medium-sized business are: Singapore New Zealand United … [Read more...] about Doing Business Abroad
Expat Explorer Survey: Expat Economics HSBC has just released the first segment of its 2009 Expat Explorer Survey, Expat Economics. Over 3100 expats working in 26 countries were questioned about their financial circumstances. The survey respondents were all expats who were … [Read more...] about Expat Survey