WHERE TO FLEE
Last update: July 20, 2021
THIS WEB SITE COMPILES INFORMATION FROM ACROSS THE INTERNET AND BOOKS ABOUT THE BEST (and worst) PLACES TO MOVE TO.
New Eurostat salary comparison calculator tool
Online calculations comparing an input salary to the percentage ranking within that counutry, at Europa.eu
UK travellers annoyed with continued restrictions on travel to France – ABC News
Moving to Hawaii?
The first thing you may want to examine in the area you’re thinking about moving to is the cost of housing. For example, in Honolulu, the average mortgage rate was 2.60% and the average principal and interest payment was $4,053 in Q3 2020. The average rental price was $3,443. ...However, the cost of living in Hawaii includes much more than just the cost of housing. There are several dozen factors to consider, which vary across the state—including food prices and average phone bill prices.
Living on $24,000 a year as an Expat in South Korea
Story at CNBC
The UAE "Golden VIsa" program
Story at Alarabiya
Fighting expat boredom in Spain – UK Telegraph
Expat in Beijing, what to prepare for – Jewish Journal
Expat dissapointment with vaccines in Spain – MSN News
The most costly cities (for apartment rent) in the world
Some monthly rent average highlights:
Hong Kong: $3,700 rent for a 2-bedroom apartment
San Francisco: $3,664 rent for a 2-bedroom apartment
Tokyo: $1,740 rent for a 2-bedroom apartment
Moscow: $998 rent for a 2-bedroom apartment
New Delhi: $334 rent for a 2-bedroom apartment
Story at Protothema based on a Deutsche Bank survey.
Expats leaving China: hope for tax relief to stem the flow
Story at Forbes
Expat homesickness: British expat moves pub from England to Germany
Story at UK Mirror
There's been a rash of these stories this year:
American expat shares the secret "rules" for living in Australia
Story at UK Daily Mail
Related: American expat tips on using Australian supermarkets – UK Daily Mail
Why aren't Italians buying the €1 euro houses in Italy?
The caution has to do in part with the fact that the program sounds "too good to be true."
Also the fact that these are homes that require you to devote time and money to renovating them. Spending from 7,000 to 40,000 euros (much money is spent on repairs, restorations and renovations) it is still an opportunity to buy large houses.
Another issue seems to be that these are houses that are not all connected to water and the electricity network - something that also requires time, money and some bureaucratic procedures.
China and India dominate list for "most polluted" locations on the planet
Story at Protothema
India and Pakistan compete for most polluted cities – Earth.org
Greece is "ideal for digital nomads"
Thanks to legislation passed in the Greek Parliament last year, digital nomads who come to Greece can take advantage of a 50 per cent tax break for the first seven years..."
Story at Euro News
Advice for American expats coming to Australia
American expat reveals the bizarre habit Aussies have when it comes to visiting friends..."
Story at Daily Mail
Worry that British pensions insufficient for EU Visas – MSN News
May 18, 2021: Nothing shows the slowing impact of the pandemic like the rejuvenation of "best places for expat living" lists that show up in international media. Below are two new ones:
Places ranked best by expats
Story at Bloomberg
Top ten expat destinations ranked for quality of life aspects
Story at MSN News
Has the expat goal of retiring to a place in the sun vanished?
Story at UK Telegraph
Aussie rules and learning them
A US expat working in Australia as a teacher has been left gobsmacked by some of the bizarre rules kids face in ... schools
Story at News AU
Greece is Europe's next expat destination of choice
A couple could live comfortably there for as little as $2,000 a month, according to International Living. "We've seen a sharp uptick in online traffic to our Greece content in 2021, with the overall traffic to our Greece pages up 41% in the first three months of 2021, when compared to the last period (Oct-Dec) of 2020," says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor, International Living.
Story at WGMZ