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The Cost of Living Around the World

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The Cost of Living Around the World

Have you ever wondered how your country stacks up against others in terms of cost of living? Ever wondered if it’s more expensive to order a coffee if you’re in Singapore as opposed to the United States?

While we don’t have a choice over the country we’re born in, these days we often do have control over whether or not we choose to stay.

There are 195 countries in the world today, which presents endless possibilities for those wishing to live overseas. And when it comes to setting up your life in a new country, most nations are very welcoming!

But cost of living is something to consider when you make the choice to move overseas; equally so even if you’re just traveling. People used to paying 78 c for a coffee in Italy, usually get quite the shock when the same coffee is 5 times the cost in the UAE!

If you’re interested in comparing the cost of living around the world, Forex provider IG have put together an infographic comparing 10 countries: Italy, South Africa, Brazil, Spain, USA, Australia, Singapore, Japan, the UK and UAE.

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The Best Countries to Live in as an Expat

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The Best Countries to Live in as an Expat

While we don’t have a choice over the country we’re born in, these days we often do have control over whether or not we choose to stay.

There are 195 countries in the world today, which presents almost endless possibilities for those wishing to live overseas. And when it comes to setting up your life in a new country, most nations are very welcoming!

People move abroad for many different reasons; for business, study, wanderlust, or simply to seek better life opportunities. Either way, to experience life as part of a new culture and have the chance to discover an exotic new land is a romantic adventure quite a lot of people entertain.

If you’re considering moving abroad but haven’t yet figured out where you want to go, the following are the best countries to live in as an expat, as well as important things you need to know!

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5 Things Expats Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Do

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5 Things Expats Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Do

To live in a different country is a rich and rewarding experience, but moving abroad can (at first) definitely feel disruptive; it changes your daily life, throws you into the unknown, and you may have given up all of your creature comforts from home.

It’s very common for some people to find their first months abroad a bit sad, and a bit nostalgic, but when you feel that way, it’s the perfect moment to tackle new challenges.

We’re jumping in with a list of 5 things you shouldn’t be afraid to try when living away from your home country.

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Careers That Allow You to Work Remotely

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Careers That Allow You to Work Remotely

Having a career that allows you to work remotely is the dream for most travelers these days. And luckily, there are a lot of ways to work remotely in today’s age.

Technological advancements in recent years have completely changed the way people do business, and as a result, many careers now allow for location independence.

If you’ve dreamed of pursuing a career which allows you to work remotely, while traveling, one of the following career paths could be perfect for you!

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Moving Abroad? Things to Consider When Hiring an Immigration Attorney

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Moving Abroad? Things to Consider When Hiring an Immigration Attorney

Many people dream of moving abroad; to experience life as part of a new culture and have the chance to discover an exotic new land.

But whether it be for socio-economic circumstance, ambition, or even wanderlust, the complexity of immigration may mean you consider hiring a specialist lawyer.

The logistics, red tape and paperwork involved in immigrating overseas will vary from country to country though if you find yourself overwhelmed and not able to tackle the legalities yourself, the following information should help.

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Tips to Stay Productive as a Digital Nomad (How to Keep Growing Your Income While Traveling Full Time)

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Tips to Stay Productive as a Digital Nomad (How to Keep Growing Your Income While Traveling Full Time)

Getting distracted from work is easy. Getting distracted from work as a digital nomad is nearly impossible to avoid.

As a full-time traveler and remote worker, you need to keep your income flowing in order to maintain your lifestyle. Avoiding all the new places, people, and food, though (at least long enough to get some work done), is tough.

Staying productive as a digital nomad is one of the most important things to be mindful of while on the road. Even though you might rather be out exploring your new location, without spending quality time with your laptop, clients, or business, you’ll be on the next flight home before you know it.

Follow these steps to get productive — and stay that way — as a remote worker. Your long-term travel lifestyle depends on it!

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Short-Term Work That’s Suited To The Travel Lifestyle

Posted by on 11:03 pm in Blog, Expat Life, Travel Tips | 28 comments

Short-Term Work That’s Suited To The Travel Lifestyle

Living your life on the road is the stuff dreams are made of, but at some point reality has to catch up.

Where does the money come from to keep paying the bills, and how can you ensure a regular cash flow so you never find yourself in a sticky situation?

There are a number of cheap travel hacks to help you get the most out of your money while traveling. However, even living the frugal lifestyle won’t keep you sustained forever.

Finding a job that is as flexible and transportable as you are is important, meaning you have the luxury to take it up whenever funds start to run dry.

Here we take a look at a few of the options open to you, which can help you get the spare cash you need.

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We’ve Written the Book on How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship!

Posted by on 2:17 pm in Blog, Book & Film Reviews, Expat Life, Romantic Journey, Stories | 52 comments

We’ve Written the Book on How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship!

I didn’t exactly know when or where I was going to find my forever partner, but I never could have predicted it would involve a man who lived 15,000km away from me.

Having successfully navigated the 1am phone calls, the miscommunications, the extreme highs of seeing each other after so long, followed by the extreme lows of being kept in immigration limbo, we have compiled our experiences and advice into the ultimate ‘how-to’ guide.

Our ultimate goal with publishing this book? To offer other long distance couples the tools, knowledge, and the hope that your long distance relationship can be just as successful as our own.

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The Best Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe While You’re Traveling

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The Best Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe While You’re Traveling

Almost every traveler packs their phone these days; when you have a GPS, a translator, an entertainment system and a camera all rolled up into one device, your phone becomes an essential part of the travel experience that you can’t afford to lose (with the prices of new phones lately, it’s often literally something you can’t afford to lose).

But every year thousands of smart phones are lost, stolen, or damaged while on vacation. In Australia alone, the AMTA reports more than 100,000 mobile phones are lost or stolen every year. That’s 2,000 each week or one mobile phone handset every six minutes.

And that’s not even considering the phones which are damaged, or hacked as part of cyber-theft.

Considering the expense of phones these days, the inconvenience of losing your boarding passes, photos, and contacts, and the security risks of having your personal data and information available for hack, it’s imperative to protect your phone when you travel overseas.

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The Best Way To Learn A New Language While Travelling

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The Best Way To Learn A New Language While Travelling

If your first language is English, it can be easy to take advantage of the world dominance of the language. In many countries we can get by okay, and with some accompanying hand gestures generally make ourselves understood.

But if you are travelling for new experiences, sticking with your mother tongue will mean you are missing out on opportunities to learn about and truly appreciate other cultures.

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