For a change of pace today, I thought I'd share with you some YouTube videos about expats and their new homes. A quick YouTube search of "expat" turns up over 4,000 videos. As you'd expect, some are good, some are terrible and most are in between. Some are slick, commercially produced efforts, most … [Read more...] about A Video Look at Some Expat Destinations
Xpatulator.com has just released its annual International Cost of Living Ranking. They listed 282 global locations (some large countries had separate rankings for several major cities), based on costs of specific items in 13 categories. The 13 "baskets" of goods and services are divided into Alcohol … [Read more...] about World’s Most and Least Expensive Cities
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?
Forbes list of The World's Most Expensive Cities to Live. According to Forbes, the 10 most expensive cities are: Tokyo, Japan Osaka, Japan Moscow, Russia Geneva, Switzerland Hong Kong, China Zurich, Switzerland Copenhagen, Denmark New York, USA Beijing, China Singapore … [Read more...] about 8 Lists of Global Cities
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