WHERE TO FLEE
Last update: January 21, 2022
THIS WEB SITE COMPILES INFORMATION FROM ACROSS THE INTERNET AND BOOKS ABOUT THE BEST (and worst) PLACES TO MOVE TO.
Government trust: in what countries is it highest (and lowest)
Story at Protothema
The findings come from Edelman Research’s latest Trust Barometer which polled 36,000 people in 28 countries about their trust in various institutions in November 2021. The U.S. figure is far lower than many other countries, with trust in government in Canada and Australia standing at 53 percent and 52 percent, respectively. It is also slightly lower than the UK ...
Some of the highest levels of trust in government were seen in Asia where 91 percent of Chinese respondents said they had trust, along with 82 percent of people polled in Saudi Arabia and 74 percent in India. The lowest rating was found in Argentina...
The "Covid-Expats" who travelled and worked during the pandemic – MSN News
Best Mexican locations for American expats – MSN Travel
Expats asked how to better attract talented foreign workers – Shanghai.gov
"Fawning over America" and the pandemic effect – Irish Times
Spain: "don't get ripped off" – UK Express
Nick Anders said he moved to Spain to start a new life and lived in the Costa del Sol town of Nerja. Popular with British expats and tourists, Nerja is a pretty town on the coast... Nick said that Spain’s customer service was one of the reasons he couldn’t wait to get back to the UK.
Do British expats act "entitled" in Spain – UK Express
Despite VISA changes, Spain and Portugal continue to seek out EXPATS – Big News
December 15, 2021
Saving money on health insurance for expats in 2022 – I Am Expat
USA CDC Moves Spain onto "highest risk level" for travel list
Other countries are: Chad, Lebanon, Gibraltar, San Marino and Finland, Caribbean isle of Bonaire and Monaco – Story at MSN News
Expat list of "cultural differences" to be aware of for living in Australia – UK Daily Mail
South Africa "exit tax" – Finglobal
The Top Ten Expat locations for careers
Here's the top five:
- New Zealand
Story at International Investment
Based on the HSB British multinational investment bank Annual Expat survey - Expat Explorer
Kuala Lumpar ranked as the best city in the world for expats
But, what are the challenges of this Malaysian city?
One expat in Malaysia said: "Learn about local customs to avoid social faux pas.
"What name to use when referring to local people, not shaking hands with Muslim women, dos and don’t during fasting month, what gifts not to give to Chinese clients etc."
Story at UK Express
The highest-costing cities of the world
Tel Aviv has become the most expensive city to live in.
Story at The Street
Rankings at The Economist
Greece wins award as top global destination
Story at Protothema
The most polluted places on earth – Protothema
Expat tips for Switzerland – UK Daily Mail
Increase in "Golden Visa" applications in Greece
Story at eKathimerini
Renouncing USA citizenship because of taxes? Think twice!
With mandatory, continual reporting needed every year for the IRS, many overseas Americans consider renouncing their U.S. citizenship. As a certified enrolled agent and CEO of an expat tax service, I can understand the frustration. However, there are a few things to be aware of before anyone decides to turn in their U.S. citizenship.
Story at Forbes
The expat exodus from out of China
Story at Financial Times
...a worsening outbreak of the Delta coronavirus variant has prompted a return to local lockdowns and travel bans after spreading to two-thirds of China’s regions.
With no exit strategy articulated, and just as the rest of the world reopens, US business leaders have warned Beijing that it risks accelerating the outflow of foreigners from China.
Top Five retirement destinations in Europe
This short article includes a brief survey of cost of living comparisons that covers rent and food, plus the general price of "getting around." Article actually covers more than just five spots in Europe/Mediterranean.
...properties to rent for less than $600 a month or to buy for under $110,000. A filling three-course meal in a local restaurant can be had for $10, while a bag of fresh produce grown locally can be got for under $6. In all these countries you’ll find fabulous beaches, idyllic rural retreats, and cities where history is thickly layered with stunning architecture and grand museums."
Italy, Portugal, France, Spain, Malta, Croatia and Greece: story at MSN News
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 rules – MSN News
Five tips for expats going abroad – Channel News Asia
Central banks around the world getting involved in crypto currencies – MSN News
The rising crime rates in USA cities – Newsweek
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" immigrants – Sofia 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 soon – News Yahoo
Refusal to mask gets expat sent to Singapore mental ward – UK Express
Sri Lankan expatriates seek vehicle import right – UK Daily Mail
Stranded expats in Singapore hope for quarantine end – Skift
Brazil may shortly ease up on pandemic restrictions – MSN 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 France – ABC News