Guide for expatriates in Maputo (Mozambique)
We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Maputo, Mozambique.
Mozambique is a southern African country, located on the edge of the Indian Ocean, just south of Tanzania and north of South Africa. This long and narrow country has over 2400km of pristine coastline to the east, and shares a western border with Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia. (More)
Moving checklist compilation steps
It's usually hard to complete the moving checklist in time and sometimes you modify it until the last moment and even at the moving day. That's why a great idea is to follow the next moving checklist compilation steps, which can help you with an easier organization when moving house. (More)
The safest cities in the world
Based 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:
- Digital Security (cyber crime and identity theft)
- Health Security (life expectancy, number of doctors and hospital beds, access to healthcare, air quality...)
- Infrastructure safety (quality of roads, deaths from natural disasters)
- Personal safety (number of violent crimes and illegal activities). (More)
Guide for expatriates in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Rich in colors and contrasts, the bright assortment of culture in Malaysia comes into focus in Kuala Lumpur, or "KL" as it is commonly known. KL is the focal point of Malaysia and first time visitors will cherish this fascinating destination and meeting point of the country's many attractions. Malaysia offers versatile landscape and venues. The charm and the warmth of Malaysians leave visitors in awe, as well has the white sand beaches, diverse flora and fauna, and rolling green mountains. (More)
Guide for expatriates in Accra (Ghana)
We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Accra, Ghana.
Ghana is one of the only countries in West Africa that has a history with little conflict and much democracy. As such, it has been a long standing darling of foreign investors and humanitarian workers. With good resources, good amenities and a decent national structure, the country acts as a comfortable hub for West African activity.
Ghana is one of Africa's most developed countries, and it consistently ranks high on markers of peace, security, ease of doing business, media freedom and governance - though of course, it is not without its challenges. (More)
How to write properly the currency symbol abroad
English speakers are used to have the currency symbol written before the amount, with a dot to separate from the decimal points (e.g. $123.45). However it may vary according to the country you are in : the money symbol could be located after the figure, and the decimal separated by a comma. (More)
Best hotels in the world in 2015
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)
And the richest country is...
Switzerland! Unsurprisingly, in terms of disposable income Switzerland leads the world by a huge margin, with an average disposable income of $6300, which is 2 to 3 times that of its neighbours - Germany ($2850), France ($2,760) and Italy ($2,120). This is the result of a classification published on Movehub.com. (More)
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world
Without 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)
EU won't axe mobile roaming fees for a while
Once Yes, another time No. From July 2014 roaming prices in Europe have fallen again from 20 to 55%.
Under the leadership of the European Commission, the roaming prices have melted by 80% since 2007. They are currently:
- €0.19 for an outgoing call (0.24 before);
- €0.05 for an incoming call (0.07 before);
- €0.06 for SMS (0.08 before);
- €0.20 for each megabyte of data downloaded (0.45 before);
- SMS messages received are free.
Yes the European Commission wanted to go much further and its real goal was to remove all the extra costs; a sort of United States of digital Europe with a single cost wherever you are located within the European Union.