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Belgium - At the heart of political life in Europe, multi-lingual Belgium has an international outlook that makes it a great place to be an expat. From fine chocolate and the Carpet of Flowers to comic strips and the Atomium, it's all here!

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  Belgium's Major Cities: Which One Should You Move To?


Articles - Belgium

Belgium is most widely known for its delicious chocolates, many varieties of beer and French fries. But the country has so much more to offer. Belgium has not one, but three official languages – Dutch, German and French. The nation’s constitution is also trilingual, on account of the different languages and communities. Belgium is home to several international organizations, as well as European Union institutions.   more ...

  Belgium - Recommended Blogs


Articles - Belgium

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Belgium and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.

La Petite Rose à Bruxelles
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Currently wrestling with being allocated the 'expat wife' label, La Petite Rose à Bruxelles is tracing Charlotte's new expat life in the Belgian capital.   more ...

  Ten Of The Best Recreational Activities In Belgium


Articles - Belgium

Living in a new country presents many opportunities for change; career, lifestyle, housing and finances being some of the main aspects people overhaul when moving abroad. But as well as the more prosaic aspects of life, moving also provides a chance to find new hobbies and recreational activities.

We asked Françoise Haffreingue from Visit Belgium which activities she would recommend for people who have recently moved to the country.   more ...

  Top Ten Insider Tips About Brussels


Articles - Belgium

Brussels bears the impressive reputation of being the de facto capital of Europe. This modern and cosmopolitan city is the abode of the institutions of the European Union and is the home of many diplomats, politicians and civil servants. The city’s place in global politics may be known the world over, but how much do we know about day-to-day life in Brussels? Here are some helpful insider tips for expats who will be making this city their new home.

1. Live like the locals
If you are looking for a uniquely Brussels experience, then St Gilles is where you should set up your home. This commune is a favorite among expats who work at the international companies in the area.   more ...

  Managing Your Money As An Expat In Belgium


Articles - Belgium

Belgium has a considerable expat population and much of it is concentrated in the capital city of Brussels, which is also the de facto capital of the European Union. There are approximately 10.8 million people living in Belgium and of these, nearly 13 percent were not actually born there. The expat community comprises of businesspeople, families and also many politicians and international diplomats, since the NATO headquarters are located in Brussels.

The cost of living in Belgium is considered to be on the higher side. The city of Brussels also ranks among the top 50 most expensive cities in the globe. But the advantage for expats, especially those coming from EU countries, is that living in Brussels is cheaper than most other capital cities in Western Europe such as London and Paris.   more ...

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