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June 2023

Education abroad for childrenMoney Control

The article focuses on how residency-by-investment visas can provide educational opportunities for children while also creating the legal right of residency and ability to legally work within a country.


The soon doubling cost of Greece's Golden Visa program from €250K to €500K

Story at Powergame [In Greek – read in English at Google Translate]

In a related survey published yesterday by the British company Astons , it points out that the interest in the Greek real estate market, as expressed through online searches, saw an increase of 75.2% during the last month alone."

Retiring overseas from America

Story at US News and World Report

"Reinventing" your life in another land is the theme of this article which looks at locations within Panama, Portugal, Colombia, Cyprus, Belize, Spain, Mexico, France, Indonesia, Vietnam.

Expats hiring security firms to escape from instability in SudanIB Times

The friendliest locations for expats?

Story at MSN - Female Professional

Article focuses on quality of life, healthcare, hobbies, and the generalized goal of reduced stress.

Article talks about Singapore, Portugal, Switzerland, Canada, Taiwan, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Spain and Costa Rica.

Rising rents pushes some Singapore Expats to exitMSN Al Jazeera

USA Expats: taxation without representation

Story at Wall Street Journal

The U.S. is the only developed country to tax nonresident citizens, who have to pay where they live as well.

Best place for UK expats? The Middle EastUK Express

Article lists "top ten" locations, and Bahrain leads the list. List also includes places like Estonia, Canada, etc.

How many UK expats are there?

An estimated 4.9 to 5.5 million British expatriates live abroad. Popular destinations for British expats include Australia, Spain, the United States, Canada, and France. The reasons for British citizens moving abroad can vary greatly, from employment and educational opportunities to retirement and lifestyle changes.

Pressure on expats in Dubai from housing cost riseBloomberg

Where expats go in Southern Europe - Faro, Portugal

Story at Media Feed MSN

The article/slide show talks of the weather ("June to August, temperatures in Faro typically range from 25°C to 30°C – 77°F to 86°F, with occasional heat waves pushing temperatures higher") and what housing costs ($700 per month average on rent, about $500K to purchase a 2,000 square foot home)

Real estate in Faro is also generally more affordable than in the bigger cities, depending on the location and type of property. For instance, Faro is 15-20% more affordable to live in than Albufeira and 25% cheaper than Lagos. On the other hand, real estate in Faro is 7-10% more expensive than Portimão.

Expat exit from Shanghai continuesBloomberg

American expats going online to file their taxesIB Times

Greece Golden Visa 2023

Greece's Golden Visa increase cost to €500K has been moved to a later date

Story at Powergame [in Greek – Google Translate Version]

An increase of cost for the Greek "Golden Visa" from €250K to €500K - but only for certain high, in demand locations such as central Athens and Mykonos, etc., has been postponed. Other areas outside of those high-demand zones will remain €250K for a 5-year residency plan.

The ending of some Golden Visa programsMSN News

Discussed are the changing policies of Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Kenya, Uganda and Indian Ocean island of Mauritius

UAE "Golden Visa" program continuesArabian Business

Video: American expat into Philippines and "finding a wife"Dailymotion

Seniors abroad: expat retirement to "popular destinations"Forbes

Short article discusses these locations: Thailand, Panama, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico

Australian culture "tough and rough" says expatYahoo News

"So far from the best": Australia like"'living in the 1970s"

Grumpy expat profiles of Australia are a staple of English language news because Australia draws so many people from around the world each year, and there is a ready readership wanting to hear about the funny, or awful, experiences of expats diving into the intricacies of the culture down under, a place also called "The Lucky Country," a term coined by the writer Donald Horne in the 1960s to describe Australia's relative prosperity and high quality of life.

Perth sunset with office buildings in Australia

About Australia and expats:

According to June 2021 data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australia's net overseas migration was estimated to be 82,800 people. This means that the number of people who moved to Australia from other countries (including those on temporary visas, such as students and workers) was higher than the number of people who left Australia to live in other countries.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on migration to and from Australia, with border restrictions and reduced international travel, so these figures are not a prime example of the magnetic draw Australia has on people wanting to change addresses to "down under."

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