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December 2021

The highest-costing cities of the world

Tel Aviv has become the most expensive city to live in.

December 1, 2021: story at The Street

Rankings at The Economist

Greece wins award as top global destination

Story at Protothema

The most polluted places on earthProtothema

Expat tips for SwitzerlandUK 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 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

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