As future expats trying to decide where to live, we have to balance all sorts of important issues: quality of life, health care, affordability, weather and climate seem to top everyone's lists. The Economist recently ranked cities worldwide for Quality of Life. Vancouver, BC, Canada Melbourne, … [Read more...] about 36 Best Cities for Quality of Life or Business
It's that time of year again -- time to list the "best of" 2010. From XPatulator, here are the 10 most expensive cities in the world to live in. "Expensive" was determined by looking at the cost of a basket of items in each location. How They Rank Xpatulator ranks the cost of living based on … [Read more...] about Highest Cost of Living Cities for Expats
In a few days, my youngest child is going off to college in another state. While I am sad to see her go, I'm (mostly) viewing her transition as a springboard for our new overseas adventure. Once she's settled into her dorm, all of our kids will be an airplane ride away from us. Theoretically it … [Read more...] about My Nest is Empty — Can I Spread My Wings Now?
A couple of days ago, Limbaugh, self-proclaimed leader of the far right, told an on-air caller he will leave the country if health reform passes. Read the article Limbaugh said he would go to Costa Rica. The only problem with that plan? Costa Rica has universal health care. [ad#Google … [Read more...] about Rush Limbaugh Threatens to Leave the USA Over Health Care Reform
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
Forbes Magazine has published a list of the top 20 cities in the world to live in. Europe took the most honors, with three of little Switzerland's cities (Zurich, Geneva and Bern) in the Top 20 and Vienna, Austria at the top of the list. There were two from Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and two … [Read more...] about World’s Best 20 Cities