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Working while in Malta

The Nomad Residence Permit is a document that allows its holders to legally live in Malta while being employed with a company abroad.

The program explained at Tripzilla

Expats in Spain seeking travel freedom amid restrictions Euro Weekly News

EXPATs upset in Hong Kong over pandemic rulesMSN News

Five tips for expats going abroad Channel News Asia

Central banks around the world getting involved in crypto currenciesMSN News

The rising crime rates in USA citiesNewsweek

Related: Crime stats in Europe at Eurostat

The EU Blue Card is "sweetened" for foreign professionals

Story at Jamaica Observer

Reform of the Blue Card for "highly qualified" immigrantsSofia Globe

The four destinations in Europe competing with Spain for Expat attention

Story about Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Poland and a chart showing the top ten locations UK expats go to around the world. Article at Express UK

Expat in Spain

Expat talks about his (positive) experience with the Spanish Health Service.

Story at The Olive Press

Gurugram in India a hot destination for expats

The automotive industry is based in Gurugram. As a result, Gurugram has become one of the most popular expat destinations. Gurugram offers custom-designed homes with cutting-edge features that attract people from neighbouring states and South Asian countries such as China, Japan, and South Koreans.

Story at Hindustan Times

Bloomberg list of countrie's "Covid Resilience Ranking"

Story at Bloomberg

International travel and dealing with USA taxes

Story at Forbes

Data on the "happiest countries in the world"

Story at Protothema

The "miserable countries" of the world

Story at Yahoo News

Resources for English-speakers in Germany

Story at Wallstreet

Reference to online resource at eqs-cockpit

Expat life in Hong Kong: quarantine exemptions for wealthy and celebrities, exodus by many others

Quarantine exceptionalism aside, the show’s focus on the expatriate bubble at a time when the city is undergoing a political sea change is also rubbing Hong Kongers the wrong way. And it’s not the only show Amazon’s developing that’s similarly centered on the light-hearted experiences of foreigners.

Story at MSN News

Pres. Biden may remove travel barriers between Europe and USA soonNews Yahoo

Refusal to mask gets expat sent to Singapore mental wardUK Express

Sri Lankan expatriates seek vehicle import rightUK Daily Mail

Stranded expats in Singapore hope for quarantine endSkift

Brazil may shortly ease up on pandemic restrictionsMSN News

New Eurostat salary comparison calculator tool

Online calculations comparing an input salary to the percentage ranking within that country, at Europa.eu

Expat success story: arrived in cargo ship in UAE and "made a fortune" MSN News

UK travellers annoyed with continued restrictions on travel to FranceABC News

Moving to Hawaii?

Forbes article:

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.

July 30, 2021

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 SpainUK Telegraph

Expat in Beijing, what to prepare forJewish Journal

Expat disappointment with vaccines in SpainMSN 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 supermarketsUK 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.

Story at Skai [in Greek, use Google translate to change to English or other language)

China and India dominate list for "most polluted" locations on the planet

Story at Protothema

India and Pakistan compete for most polluted citiesEarth.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 VisasMSN 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


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