Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

21 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Retired US expats can live the good life on a budget

As prices increase across the USA, more and more retirees are becoming expats enjoying a better quality of life at far less cost. Americans, it seems, aren’t great at saving for retirement. A recent report released by the Economic Policy Institute suggests the average American retirement nest egg is as low as $5,000. Those getting close to retirement are doing slightly better with some $17,000 but, with prices rising month by month, that’s not exactly a comfort zone. Whilst costs in the USA do vary across the states, it’s now...
18 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Surge in young professionals looking to emigrate

Relocation companies are seeing a surge in the numbers of younger professionals looking to leave their countries of birth. For several decades, demographics related to expats have shown older professionals and retirees as the two main groups looking to emigrate, but a recent survey seems to have overturned the balance. The study, undertaken by a leading relocation company, indicates it’s those between the ages of 18 and 35 years who are desperate to try a new life overseas. Inquiries by young creatives and other professionals have...
18 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Long term expats still nostalgic about British aspects of life

However long Britons have lived overseas, there are few who won’t admit to missing certain aspects of their former lives. Emigrating can be exciting, scary and challenging as well as slightly saddening, especially if the move was planned as a permanent departure from the country of birth. However well they’ve adjusted to their new, often totally different lifestyles, for the majority of Britons there will be still things they will miss. Family and friends top the list, followed by typical British food favourites, the British sense...
18 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Brit expats in Spain warned about killer drug

A toxic painkiller banned in the USA and most of Europe is being pushed by Spanish doctors over safer drugs in spite of protests from informed expat patients. The dangerous painkiller, known as Nolotil or Metamizole, has been banned in Europe and the USA but is a favourite with Spanish GPs who prescribe it for a variety of painful ailments ranging from headaches through stomach pains to fevers. Doctors all over Spain are telling their patients it’s Nolitil or nothing, even when they’re told of the numerous deaths proven to have...
17 Aug at 6 PM 2017

UK expats warned sterling to fall below euro by 2018

Worse is yet to come for British state pensioner expats as a major investment bank warns the value of sterling will have crashed to below that of the euro by early 2018. In an FX Overview note sent out to clients last Friday, analysts at Morgan Stanley predicted the value of the pound sterling is due to fall to below the value of the euro for the first time ever. As a result, the euro will become the strongest of a basket of major currencies, and UK expat pensioners living in Europe will find themselves between the proverbial rock and...
16 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Seoul expats on fears of nuclear war

Whilst the increasing instability of tensions between the USA and North Korea is causing concern across the planet, what are the feeling of expats in South Korea who’re in the direct firing line? Expats living in Seoul’s international Itaewon district have everything to lose should even a non-nuclear conflict be the result of Trump’s and Kim’s threatening rhetoric. As has been made very clear in numerous press reports, North Korea’s conventional weapons on its border with the south could flatten the city in short order....
16 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Qatar fights back with 80 country visa free scheme

As the Gulf State diplomatic boycott of Qatar drags on with no apparent solution, the wealthy little emirate is fighting back. Qatar’s latest weapon against the economic damage being caused by the June 5 boycott is a new law granting visa-free entry to citizens of no less than 80 world countries. According to the head of Qatar’s Tourism Authority Hassan al Ibrahim, the scheme will place Qatar as the region’s most open country for visitors. The move, approved by citizens and expats alike, is part of an effort to build up trade...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Algarve still first choice for expat retirees

Portugal’s spectacular Algarve region is top of the list for expat retirees for the fourth year running. A recent report by Live and Invest Overseas has awarded the Algarve region of Portugal first place as the perfect retirement destination. Researchers cited every aspect of the physically beautiful region as the reason why Portugal is the best place to begin a new life in retirement. Year-round sunshine and warmth came top of the list, with the friendly welcome given to expat retirees by the established expat community coming...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Brit expatriates in Guam stay cool over North Korean threats

Britons living and working on Guam are determined to keep cool and keep drinking in spite of North Korea’s threat. Guam is a tropical paradise for expats living and working on the island, as well as a favourite destination for large number of tourists every year. Both sectors, along with the island’s indigenous population, will be in the firing line if Kim Jong Um carries out his threatened missile attack on the surrounding seas. No-one is certain about the ability of the rogue state to control the weapons through re-entry into...
10 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Stay or Go is UK retiree dilemma

EU member states and Spain in particular are still on the retirement agenda for UK would-be expats. Britons coming up on retirement are still favouring European destinations in spite of the uncertainty surrounding the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations. A recent survey has revealed one in every 10 UK citizens over 50 years of age is still considering retiring abroad, with Spain topping the favourites list again. As usual, reasons for leaving include the British weather, a more relaxed lifestyle and cheaper costs of living....