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Blog > 2017


Pet-Friendly, Eco-Friendly Or Business-Friendly: What Matters To You?

  Posted Monday May 22, 2017 (11:48:02)   (378 Reads)

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People have different priorities when moving abroad, and different reasons for doing so. Some relocate for work - either to set up their own business or as an employee of someone else's. Others move abroad for love, some for a higher quality of life, and still others just because they've visited a place and fallen for it.

So it's fair to say that choosing which destination you're going to move to depends largely on these priorities. These are the top five reasons people give for moving abroad.

If you're moving abroad for work, these are the best cities in the world for expat businesspeople, whether you're an entrepreneur or an employee. And here's why moving abroad will make you a better businessperson.

On a related note, here's why so many expat businesspeople are moving to the Asia-Pacific region. And here's a guide to finding a job in Thailand, which is quickly becoming one of the most popular expat destinations in the world.

Of course, the expat life is a bit of a rollercoaster. Here's why moving to Hong Kong will change your life... for better and for worse. And, if you're looking to grow your business as fast as possible, here's why moving to Singapore will help you achieve that goal.

On a related note: should you ever turn down an expat assignment?

Will you have the whole family coming along with you? If so, take a look at the best destinations for expat families. This is where some of the world's best international schools are located.

'Moving abroad with the whole family' doesn't just mean parents and children. What if you want to take your furry, feathered or slithering friends too? Here are the world's most pet-friendly locations. But if you've already decided to move to the UK, here are some of the rules and regulations about moving your pets there.

If being eco-friendly is top of your list of priorities, take a look at these environmentally friendly destinations.

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And here's why Madrid might be the best European city for expats in general.

Kathleen Peddicord makes a case for Alamos in Mexico being the best place for single expat women.

If happiness is your #1 priority, you might want to take a look at Costa Rica.

Money isn't everything, but it does play a role. These are some of the most expensive cities in the world, and why they might be worth the price.

Hearing from other expats is a great way to find out about what life abroad is really like. This week, we heard from David Huerta in Warsaw, and June Finnigan told us about last month in Tuscany.

Barry O'Leary's latest column looks at some of the things he's learned about being an expat dad.

Would you like to share your experience of life abroad with other readers? Answer the questions here to be featured in an interview!

We have some recommended social media accounts for you to follow if you're moving to Singapore and Slovakia.

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If you've decided to live in the UK, here are some of the options you have for setting up a bank account. You might be in a minority though - net migration to the UK is falling.

On the other hand, these are the top foods British people miss when they move abroad - so make sure you try them if you've moved to the UK!

Living in Kuwait? Make sure you fit in these 10 things to see and do.

France is known for being the land of baguettes and croissants, but it's still possible to eat gluten-free in Paris.

Are you moving to Panama? Here's how to get started with building your own home.

And finally, here's the ultimate to-do list for expats in the South of France.

Are there any topics you'd like us to cover in future articles? Let us know in the comments below!

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