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Blog > 2017


Retirement And Unretirement: Different Styles Of Expat Life

  Posted Friday August 04, 2017 (15:50:10)   (371 Reads)


There are many different ways of living abroad, and many reasons why people choose to make the move. Retirement is one of the most popular options, usually to a place where the pace of life is laid-back and the weather more favourable.

If you're moving to a warm location, we have a few guides that may be of interest. Here's a guide to retirement in Bahrain; and here's what you need to know about the cost of living in Kuwait.

If Kuwait is your chosen destination, you'll want to know all about the local cuisine.

Healthcare is a concern for most expats, but especially for those who are retiring abroad. Here's a guide to healthcare options in the Philippines.

Kathleen Peddicord promotes the idea of "unretirement" in her latest column: a novel approach to life abroad when you've left your career.

Some expats shared their experiences of life abroad with us this week:

Leah in Indonesia
Stephanie in New Zealand
Phil in South Africa
Bob in Costa Rica
Stella in Malaysia

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

Do you have an idea for an article you'd like to see on Expat Focus? Send in your suggestions to scar@expatfocus.com.

Expat Focus aims to helps anyone living or working abroad or even just thinking about a move overseas. Whatever your interest in global relocation, join our growing expat network at ExpatFocus.com and don't forget to sign up for our newsletter!
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