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.
How to write a CV in English
You want to work abroad or integrate a large company? In order to apply in an English business, the first step is your CV or resume! A CV in English is not built the same way that a CV in another language, it is not enough to translate!
To put the odds on your side, EF Englishtown, the first online English school in the world, offers some tips to help you write a killer resume in English with utlimate goal: to get you the interview.
In this article we will see how to organize your English resume: (More)
AGS: We Move The People Who Move The World
Article sponsored by AGS
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Expat Health Insurance: How to piece together the cover you need
Article sponsored by Cigna
Key Things to Look for in an Expat Health Insurance Policy
Month on month, year on year, we’re seeing more and more people packing their bags and heading for pastures new; but how many of them think about health insurance before they set off?
Becoming an expat isn’t easy, but organising the right health insurance for you and your family can be. Like many things in life, it’s all about knowing what you’re looking for. (More)
Participate to the Expat survey and win great prizes
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)
An Expat in Cape Town
At EasyExpat we provide the latest in expat news, but sometimes a personal journey can best explain the unique challenges and triumphs involved in moving abroad. Expat Kate shared the story of her move to South Africa on Expat-Quotes and we are sharing it again here.
I’ve always enjoyed travelling – in fact, after I left school it was pretty much the only thing I was interested in doing with my life. I wasn’t bothered about uni or further study, and I certainly didn’t fancy knuckling down to a full time job. I had a fantastic few years travelling around the world visiting Australasia, Asia, Europe, North & South America and North Africa. Eventually, I realised I would need to settle down at some point and find a career – but after a few long years back in England, I had itchy feet again.
How to improve your English before going abroad?
Do you have an international career opportunity? Or maybe you want to go for a unique experience abroad and learn English. If expatriation tempts you, don’t wait to improve your English and gain confidence before your start!
EasyExpat invites you to discover EF Englishtown, the largest online English school in the world, for just 1€.
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