Expat Trends


Cost of living accross the globe - update

16 November, 2015 15:15  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Trolley of cashWe have updated all data for our tool providing indications of cost of living amongst our list of main expat destinations. (More)

   


The safest cities in the world

09 June, 2015 08:00  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Singapore skyscrapers © Dmitry Rukhlenko - Fotolia.comBased on several criteria, The Economist has determined a ranking of the 50 safest cities in the world for 2015.

The Safe Cities Index 2015 (Economist Intelligence Unit) report is based on an index of over 40 quantitative and qualitative indicators. These indicators are themselves divided into four categories:

  1. Digital Security (cyber crime and identity theft)
  2. Health Security (life expectancy, number of doctors and hospital beds, access to healthcare, air quality...)
  3. Infrastructure safety (quality of roads, deaths from natural disasters)
  4. Personal safety (number of violent crimes and illegal activities). (More)

   


Best hotels in the world in 2015

11 May, 2015 08:00  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Summer is approaching and vacation plans are to be organized? A getaway in the sun or in a large tourist capital? This may be an opportunity to take a look at the 2015 rankings compiled by TripAdvisor on the best hotels in the world (according to the reviews and ratings given by users on the site) to find the inspiration. (More)

   


Switzerland is the happiest country in the world

30 April, 2015 08:23  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Podium with golden trophy © 3d brained - Fotolia.comWithout too much surprise for those used to read similar ranking reports, most of the countries topping the happiness ranking in 2015 are from the North of Europe. Although Switzerland is number one, it is closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden. Only Canada (5th), New Zealand (9th) and Australia (10th) manage to get into the 10 happiest countries according to the World Happiness Report 2015(More)

   


Participate to the Expat survey and win great prizes

02 April, 2015 14:08  EasyExpat EasyExpat

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The expat survey is the world’s largest independent annual research study of those living outside their country of origin! This is a comprehensive programme that covers every facet of expat life - health to politics, online spending habits to the media engagement which enables expats to stay in contact with ‘home’; and the news content they track around the world.  (More)

   


2015 Quality of Living Rankings

17 March, 2015 15:43  Erin Erin

enjoying the life together © Alina Isakovich - FotoliaThink you have it good? Mercer just put out its latest rankings for quality of life around the world. Find out which cities ranked highest (and lowest) for expats...

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Where in the world are the worst expat taxes?

09 March, 2015 18:00  Erin Erin

The World Each Nation National flags © Aania - Fotolia.com The Wall Street Journal recently posted a list of the world's best–and worst–tax rules for expats. While some countries were to be expected on the worst-taxed list (a little side eye at you Spain), there were some surprises on both lists. A summary of the best and the worst...

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Vote for EasyExpat.com as BEST Expat Website

27 January, 2015 10:07  EasyExpat EasyExpat

You are expatriate, or you are planning to move abroad ; or you recently come back and have the occasion to share your experience. EasyExpat.com has helped expatriates for more than 10 years and this is now an opportunity to vote for your favorite expat website and win great prizes!

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Immigrants and Expats Are More Alike Than Different

22 October, 2014 18:44  EasyExpat EasyExpat

color glob icon © Marina Zlochin - FotoliaHow often do you meet Mexican expats in the US, or Moroccan expats in France? How often do you meet American immigrants in Mexico? This is a blog about expats, so what do immigrants have to do with anything? While we don’t use the word “expat” and “immigrant” interchangeably, there are lot of similarities: Both refer to a person who is living outside of his or her native country on a long-term basis.  (More)

   


Hispanic Heritage Month

16 September, 2014 10:10  Erin Erin

The World Each Nation National flags © Aania - Fotolia.comWhen you think of American culture images of hot dogs and apple pie may spring to mind, but there is so much more to it than that. The United States of America has been greatly influenced by the many different immigrant groups that have called it home, including the influx of a Hispanic population.

To commemorate this relationship, National Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Its expansion to a month-long celebration under President Ronald Reagan in 1988 reflects the growing appreciation for the Hispanic American community. Today, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every September 15 to October 15.
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