A recurring expat theme revolves around quality of life. This is mostly subjective, and something you might perceive as positive which adds to your quality of life, might be a negative to me. One example might be the proximity of bars and clubs. If you regularly enjoy the city’s nightlife, like … [Read more...] about Quality of Life: What Does It Mean to You?
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Mid-2017 Cost of Living Update
Numbeo has just released its mid-year cost of living report for 511 cities worldwide. If you're interested in how an area you're considering compares to the cost of living in New York City, read on. New York City is the baseline comparison, so if a city ranks at 110%, its cost of living is 10% … [Read more...] about Mid-2017 Cost of Living Update
Las Tablas, Panama – What does it REALLY Cost to Live Here?
What's the cost of living? That's the question on nearly everyone's mind when they think about retiring overseas. Even if you've got a big budget, you still want to know the sorts of expenses you might run into in a new place. Naturally, your expenses and mine will never line up perfectly. … [Read more...] about Las Tablas, Panama – What does it REALLY Cost to Live Here?
The Biggest Piece of the Expat Puzzle
The largest piece of the expat puzzle is usually cost of living. How will your expenses compare in your new location to what they are now? Of course, everyone's different. John might not be able to live without imported caviar while Sally eats what the local people do, for example. But you have … [Read more...] about The Biggest Piece of the Expat Puzzle
Higher Standard of Living. . .Same Budget
Interest in living overseas is exploding. How do I know this? Not from any government study. . . In the past few days, Live and Invest Overseas has announced their new conference schedule for the upcoming year, and to say it's jam-packed is an understatement. After promoting the spring … [Read more...] about Higher Standard of Living. . .Same Budget
Cheap Cities for Expats — But Would You Really Want to Live There?
Last week we published the top cities in the world for high cost of expat living. Now it's time to flip it around and show you the lowest-cost cities. I explained the methodology here. While most of the high cost-of-living cities are in the Pacific Rim and Europe, most of the lowest cost cities are … [Read more...] about Cheap Cities for Expats — But Would You Really Want to Live There?