Expat South America News
Latest 10 news items tagged South America
20 Feb at 6 PM 2017
The city-state of Singapore is again hitting the headlines as the best destination for relocating expat professionals.
Singapore has long been a hub for UK expatriates seeking high salaries, first-world amenities and opportunities to develop their careers, and is a high scorer in related surveys as a result. The latest survey by an international removals specialist company rated the city-state as number one of 18 destinations, triumphing over Canada and Australia in second and third places.
Chart-topping reasons for Singapore’s...
16 Feb at 6 PM 2017
With increasing numbers of disenchanted US citizens making the move to overseas locations, it’s no surprise that most find their lifestyles and living costs are far better than in the home country.
Media reports of an increase in the number of Americans desperate to emigrate after the Trump inauguration are prompting stories of actual expat experiences across the globe. Canada is a favourite due to ease of access and the fact that English is the local lingo, although those heading for Quebec province will need to prove their ability...
30 Nov at 6 PM 2016
Thailand’s overall position in the well-known HSBC Expat Insider survey has dropped in one year from seventh position to 18th, with its positions in several sub-sections of the poll dropping still further.
Once a dream destination for expats, whether working or retiring, Thailand’s reputation now seems to be on the line as regards personal happiness, quality of life, travel and transport, friendliness, settling in and safety and security. The only categories still in positive territory seem to be leisure options and healthcare,...
21 Nov at 6 PM 2016
British expats living and working in Benidorm threw off their Brexit worries and joined thousands of tourists for Spain’s famous British Fancy Dress Day revels.
Around 40,000 British party-goers descended on the expats’ favourite beach resort of Benidorm for the annual fancy dress celebration. From retirees who’d lived in or near the city for some years through British business owners and their families to plane-loads of tourists from the UK, everyone used their imagination to be the best-dressed (and occasionally the...
24 Aug at 6 PM 2016
As the UK’s Financial Conduct Agency continues to warn retirees of pension transfer frauds, recently uncovered data reveals the worst world-wide locations for expat financial scams.
The data shows UK retiree pension savers are now at even more risk of being scammed out of their savings by unscrupulous, often illegally working financial advised lurking in favourite expat destinations. Global scams are now big business for fraudsters, egged on by pension liberation and even by Brexit’s predicted financial uncertainties.
16 Aug at 6 PM 2016
As a welcome change from surveys listing the most expensive, cheapest, prettiest, friendliest and safest of the world’s expat destinations, here’s a list of the most dangerous places to visit.
The plethora of expat surveys come in all shapes and sizes and often contradict each other in the same week, giving would-be expats a confusing picture of options rather than helping them make a decision which might affect the rest of their lives. However, the latest survey to emerge should appeal to adventurous expats, as it lists the most...
5 Aug at 6 PM 2016
The dream of a lifetime has come true for Abu Dhabi resident expats Norman Labbe and Susan Ward.
Thanks to their multicultural experience of living in Abu Dhabi, Norman and Susan were two of only 10,000 foreign volunteers to be accepted for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The election process was, they admit, arduous, and took a full two years of endless form filling, language tests, background checks, a group Skype interview and online courses. Finally, they were interviewed together with five other international applicants in order to...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2016
A new survey has identified the best places for expats dependent on their reasons for emigrating.
Expats leave their home countries for a variety of reasons, including the need to take their careers further, the wish to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit or a wish to find the most suitable place to retire. The one thing they all have in common is that they feel stuck and unfulfilled in their present situations, but finding the best place settle can be a challenge, even in these technological days.
The survey analysed no fewer...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2016
If the usual expat destinations have lost their appeal for the more adventurous British would-be emigrant, these five countries are well worth considering.
Over 5.5 million Britons are believed to be living, working or retiring overseas, with the most popular destinations being Spain, Australia, Ireland, Canada and the USA. Great weather and cultural similarities are attractions in themselves, but for those who don’t want to be encased in a Little Britain scenario, there are other interesting choices out there.
14 Apr at 6 PM 2016
Female expats unprepared for this negative aspect of culture shock are experiencing sexism in a number of countries.
Nowadays, single women are as likely to emigrate either to further their careers or to retire as are men. However clued up they are to cultural differences and diversities in their new country, they’re often unprepared for the politically incorrect male chauvinism they’ve hardly ever experienced at home.
Photographer and writer Sheila Taylor left the UK for a two-year stint in Rio de Janeiro, expecting a fresh,...