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Singapore > Articles


What Does Singapore's Salary Crash Mean For Expats?

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:49:02)

It may be clichéd to say that Singapore is where east meets west, but the cliché has been true for centuries. The Lion City was a strategic trading post when sailing ships raced to bring silks, teas and spices back to Europe. In recent years, the city-state became an economic titan, with billions of dollars of financial trades buzzing through the veins of this small-but-mighty nation.   more ...

Colombia > Articles


Renting An Apartment In Colombia: What Expats Need To Know

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:45:54)

One of the first things on your mind when contemplating moving to a new country is obviously going to be “Where am I going to live?” Not just in terms of location, but your actual physical household, your own personal space to go home to at the end of the day.   more ...

Costa Rica > Articles

Costa Rica

Setting Up Your Own Business In Costa Rica- A Guide For Expat Entrepreneurs

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:37:17)

Expats are by nature intrepid sorts, willing to decamp from their home, ready to set up a new life in a new country. So it's no surprise that many are also daring in business, willing to commit to a new idea or product, throwing time, effort and money into turning a profit.   more ...

Germany > Articles


Maternity Leave In Germany: Know Your Rights

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:33:44)

There are plenty of obstacles to navigate when becoming a parent, but starting a family as an expat in a foreign country can sometimes be that bit more overwhelming. What exactly are you entitled to in comparison to back home when it comes to maternity leave, childcare costs and other factors that revolve around family life?   more ...

Egypt > Articles


Renting An Apartment In Cairo: What Expats Need To Know

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:28:22)

Almost all expats heading to Egypt will find themselves based in Cairo. For thousands of years, the city of a thousand minarets has been the bustling hub of business and government in the country.   more ...

Spain > Articles


How To Get Your Spanish NIE Number

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:23:20)

We all hate paperwork and applications. One of the most tedious and often frustrating aspects of being an expat is the paperwork — the visa applications, the work permits, the tax numbers and so on and so forth… when will it end? It’s an unfortunate fact of life, paperwork. However, we’ll do our best to lessen the blow for you and make life a little easier, with one of our handy expat guides!   more ...

Peru > Articles


LGBT+ In Lima: A Guide To The City For New Expats

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:07:20)

Lima is the capital of Peru, and one of the largest cities in South America. Given its size, it is unsurprising that Lima is home to a lot of LGBT+ life. However, given that it is also a Peruvian city, views towards queer people can be very conservative compared to more liberal parts of the world.   more ...

Norway > Articles


How High Is The Cost Of Expat Living In Oslo?

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:04:08)

Norway is well known for being an expensive place to live, particularly its capital city of Oslo. But how much more expensive is living in Oslo really, compared to many other European cities? And is it worth a higher cost of living for a better quality of life? Norway has plenty of positive attributes, such as its outstanding healthcare system (ranked fifth in the world by the World Health Organization), and its reputation as a family-friendly state. The standard of living, with good state pensions, paid paternity leave, more than average annual leave per year and shorter than average working weeks are all perks that can be enjoyed as part of life in Norway.   more ...

France > Articles


Working As A Micro-Entrepreneur In France: What You Need To Know

Thursday August 16, 2018 (07:58:28)

So you’ve moved – or are moving to – France and plan to work for yourself. Registering under the micro-entrepreneur (formerly known as ‘auto-entrepreneur’) banner is the easiest way to kick off your small business activities. This means that tax and accounting rules are simplified, and you can do all of your reporting online, without needing an accountant.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

American In London? Here's Where To Find A Taste Of Home

Thursday August 16, 2018 (07:51:28)

America is land of the free and home of the brave, according to the song at least. But what happens when Americans pack up their lives, leave the States behind and settle in the land of hope and glory?

One estimate puts the number of Americans living in the UK at 197,000. Whilst a large number of these are service personnel and their families, who are clustered around the runways of air bases in Suffolk, a great many more have settled in London.   more ...