Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

7 Dec at 6 PM 2018

New warning estimates hundreds of thousands of returning British expats will wreck the NHS

Government officials are warning a no-deal Brexit will result in hundreds of thousands of British expats flooding back to the home country. According to the UK’s Office of National Statistics, some 800,000 British citizens are living in European Union member states, with 25 per cent over retirement age and around 60,000 aged 15 or younger. A recently-released policy statement from the UK’s Brexit department stated all returnees would be entitled to welfare payments, schooling and housing as are all British citizens living in the...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Is medical tourism worth the hassle for expats?

Given that private healthcare almost anywhere is far cheaper than in the USA and often a deal cheaper than in the UK’s failing NHS, is it really worth shopping around for necessary operations? In the USA, commonly-performed operations such as knee transplants cost between $35,000 and $50,000, with the UK equivalent costing from around £12,000 to £15,000, still a hefty charge for pensioners and those earning basic wages. Websites offering medical tourism at a far lower price are tempting, but often the hype doesn’t match the...
28 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Shanghai Black Expo introduces Africa to Chinese consumers

An event held recently in one of Shanghai's most historic buildings is shifting assumptions about black entrepreneurs in the Chinese mega-city. Set in Shanghai’s historic quarter, Black Expo is all about changing the way the Chinese see black expats living and working in the huge city. The event featured booths selling the best of black design, from Ghanain jewellery to fashions and much more, displaying the colourful, totally individual talent of black designers at present totally unfamiliar to the majority of the city’s Chinese...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Expats banned from owning Oman property and land

In a royal decree issued by Oman’s Sultan, expat ownership of real estate and land in several areas has been banned. Regions where the ban will apply include Dhofar, in which Salalah, Buraimi, Al Wusta and Musandam are exceptions. Also banned are properties and land in Shinas, Liwa, Jabal Shams, Masirah and Jabal al Akhdar. Expats in Oman are also prohibited from owning land located on islands, near palaces or military compounds, and are banned from owning historic houses and archaeological sites. The ban will also apply to Omanis...
19 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Cuenca offers UK expat retirees everything at great prices

As popular European destinations become more expensive and less accessible due to Brexit, UK retirees are being urged to consider crossing the Atlantic and heading south! Whether it’s Brexit, diminished savings due to the financial crash or poorly-advised investments, an increasing number of British retirees are fearful their monthly pensions won’t cover their expenses in the UK or in Europe, especially should private healthcare insurance become mandatory. Dream retirements after a lifetime of work definitely shouldn’t include...
19 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Life gets tougher for expatriate professionals in Dubai

The recent and continuing expatriate exodus is hitting Dubai where it hurts – in the pocket. Once top of the expat wish list for huge tax-free salaries, a glittering lifestyle and every possible amenity, Dubai isn’t what it used to be. The famed city in the desert is fading fast as the expatriate exodus expands, although its massive retail and commercial construction projects continue apace. No-one in charge is asking who’s going to buy the executive mansions or lease the acres of retail and office spaces as expats and their...
19 Nov at 9 AM 2018

Spain to urge expat professionals to repatriate

The Spanish government is working to persuade its nationals who left during the economic crisis to return and take up skilled jobs in their home country. Spain’s recession began during the fallout from the 2008 global financial meltdown, with skilled professionals in the fields of medicine, science and other professions jumping ship and finding work all over the world. Now that the Spanish economy is in full recovery mode, its government is hatching a plan to attract highly-skilled deserters back home. In a recent news...
12 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Saudi businesses suffering due to expat exodus

A dearth of expats is leaving Saudi businesses counting the cost Even although the vast majority of expat workers who’re suffering from Saudi Arabia’s new labour market reform are from the lower and middle-income groups, key private sectors such as housing, transport, education, recreation and retail are feeling increasingly negative effects. Expat citizens of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Philippines are the hardest hit by Saudization , with many sending their families back to their home countries in an exodus...
9 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Is Thailand still a bargain basement retirement destination?

For several decades, Thailand has been touted as an affordable, enjoyable retirement destination, but how much has the country changed over the past few years? For retirees from Europe, the USA, the UK and Australia, Thailand has long been a favourite for its low cost of living, natural beauty, warm climate and friendly locals, but recent polls are suggesting it’s in decline as regards these essentials. Admittedly, the beaches are no longer as pristine as before due to overuse and lack of care, the famous street-side cuisine is...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Brit expats can’t live without baked beans and Shreddies

British expats in Australia still pine for a taste of the home country. In spite of the Australian love of barbecued meat and other such delicacies, homesick Brits living in Oz are still sending off for all-time British culinary favourites such as cheese and onion crisps and Bisto gravy. Figures released by online grocery British Corner Shop show a long list of regularly-ordered goodies expats simply can’t live without. It seems preferences depend on which country expats choose as their home from home, with Britons in the USA...