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April 2022

Black American expat living in the tropicsYahoo News

Experiences in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Costa Rica

"365 days of sun is surreal"UK Express

EU Commission recommends all member states to abolish "Golden Visa" programs

Story at Financial Post

The Commission urged an immediate end to existing national programs for the sale of passports. Currently only Malta, Cyprus and Bulgaria have such schemes and they have all committed to ending them. Cyprus’ parliament has just voted to end its program

Rents across Europe that are under £450 ($600 USD) – Story at UK Express

From the article, some of the samples:

  • Sarajevo from £224.86 a month
  • Athens from £362.62
  • Montenegro Capitol from £276.40

Expat charity work in VietnamTuoitre News

New international travel rules prevail for Greece, Malta, France, Spain, Portugal and Turkey

Story at MSN Travel

Pandemic rules are subsiding as tourist season heats up.

Rents across Europe go up average of 16%

Housing costs up 42% since 2010

Story at Uni India 

Instanbul Turkey

Expat wages high in Switzerland, low in TurkeyUK Express

Zurich Switzerland

Checklist of things to watch out for as an Expat going abroadSilicon India

The Crime, chaos and charisma in Naples The Australian

The United Nations "World Happiness Report"

UN Webpage for the report 2022

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Netherlands
  6. Luxembourg
  7. Sweden
  8. Norway
  9. Israel
  10. New Zealand
  11. Austria
  12. Australia
  13. Ireland
  14. Germany
  15. Canada
  16. United States
  17. United Kingdom
  18. Czechia
  19. Belgium
  20. France

Derivative story: "Happiest places" for expats – UK Express

Country corruption rankings

USA is #27, right after Taiwan (#25), Chile (#27) and before Barbados (#28)

Denmark is #1 (meaning "least corrupt.")

South Sudan is ranked last (meaning, "most corrupt.")

Ranking info for 180 countries at Transperancy.org


Tips on expatting to Spain

Article at UK Express


The Black expat community in GhanaMSN News

Why do UK Expats go to Dubai in increasing numbers? UK Express

Ten countries to retire to and their costsBusinesstech

Article ranks locations (Panama is #1) by this criteria:

  1. Housing
  2. Benefits and Discounts
  3. Visas and Residence
  4. Cost of Living
  5. Fitting In/Entertainment
  6. Healthcare
  7. Development
  8. Climate
  9. Opportunity
  10. Governance

Retired travelling without needing "a million" UK Express

Norm and Tina have been posting videos on their YouTube channel This Is Our Retirement since 2019, discussing their travel and their retirement. The expats try to dispell the myths of retirement, including the idea you need a million to retire in comfort. They explained how they have financed their post-work lifestyles...

Expats and locals writing about Hong Kong Washington Post

“Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow the World: What China’s Crackdown Reveals About Its Plans to End Freedom Everywhere,” by Mark L. Clifford, is the more polemical of the two. Clifford, an American former journalist, spent almost three decades in Hong Kong, first for the now-defunct Far Eastern Economic Review magazine and later as editor in chief of two of the city’s surviving English-language newspapers, the Standard and the South China Morning Post. His is a journalistic book in the traditional sense, offering readers a rapid-fire recounting of the key events from the Occupy movement to the arrests of prominent politicians and journalists in 2020 and 2021. He also takes time to delve into the history of the handover negotiations between Britain and China, as well as the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989, which plunged Hong Kong into crisis and prompted a wave of emigration...

Karen Cheung’s “The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir” is a more personal work, detailing her search for identity, struggles with depression and political awakening, which came about around the time of the most recent protests. The unrest serves primarily as a backdrop to her biography as a young Chinese woman who came of age in the post-colonial years when Hong Kong was under China’s sovereignty; initially little changed, and there was general optimism that the territory would be allowed to maintain its separate, autonomous system unimpeded for 50 years, as China had pledged in the handover...

New Economist rating of countries around the world for Democratic Freedoms, see declines due to pandemic restrictionsEconomist

Nertherlands again ranks high as a expat destinationiamexpat

For the second year in a row, the Netherlands has managed to nab a top 10 spot in a ranking assessing the quality of life for expats in different countries around the world, coming in eighth place and beating the likes of Singapore, Sweden, and Germany.

The shock of size difference: American expats in the UKUK Express

Pandemic part of huge boost in expat ambitions to live abroad International Investment

2022 Denmark: the safest place in the world?

Some rankings of countries, Iceland came in second. Derived from a study of expats – UK Express

Where Ukrainian refugees are going

Story at Protothema [English]

Where will Hong Kong expats go next? Bloomberg

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