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
I don't generally follow investment websites or blogs, but The Oblivious Investor caught my eye recently. Why? Because author Rick Todd rated some expat retirement destinations based on how much income you have to retire on. His top five picks for retirees with a limited (primarily Social … [Read more...] about Retire to Latin America if You’re Poor, Europe if You’re Not
Every year, Mercer conducts a Quality of Living survey. Results for 2010 were announced a couple of days ago. Vienna, Austria, keeps its #1 spot for another year. Top 10 cities worldwide for quality of living are: Vienna, Austria Zurich, Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland Vancouver, … [Read more...] about Top Quality of Living Cities for 2010
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
In the Expat Web group on LinkedIn, a member asked recently, “As an Expat, which countries do you think have the best and worst health care systems?” Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Malta and France all received positive comments. One poster said Japan’s was “the worst I ever experienced.” … [Read more...] about Which Countries Have the Best Health Care?
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