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Where do you have the strongest spending power?
Where do you have the strongest spending ...
There are some people lucky enough to enjoy a life of luxury abroad, with a seven figure salary and their employer fully funding luxury accommodation and flights. However, we're not all those people, and some of us have to worry about paying our rent and bills, after which we carefully budget how much money we have left to enjoy ourselves with. And who doesn't want that new pair of jeans or iPhone? A recent study by Deutsche Bank maps prices of different goods and services around the world, as well disposable income. Here, we look at where you can find yourself with the most spending power after rent.
Falling for Germany as an American expat
Germany
Falling for Germany as an American expat
Krisa decided to pack up and move to Braunschweig, Germany to follow her heart and to embark on a new adventure. She had begun working in fashion design in Wisconsin after graduating from university, and continues to do so in Germany, which she has successfully adopted as her new home thanks to its rich history and culture. She shares her love of all things German with Expat.com.
The lives and travels of young expat bloggers
The lives and travels of young expat bloggers
More and more young people are looking overseas for their next new adventure, be it the next step in their education or in order to further their career. Though long stints of travelling have been popular for a while, young adults are increasinly looking to make a long-term move abroad. This breed of young expat is often a keen traveller (often using their new home as a base for visiting the region) with a desire to discover the nuances of their new culture. Here are our top five blogs from young expats.
Which countries offer the most annual leave?
Which countries offer the most annual leave?
There's nothing quite like a nice holiday, or even just a few days break from work to help recharge the batteries, but not all countries agree. While some are incredibly generous with their annual leave policies, some offer their workers far less time off. Though where you decide to move to will not be based on the amount of annual leave alone, it's certainly a factor to bear in mind if you are considering moving abroad to work.
An artistic adventure: Expat life in Tanzania
Tanzania
An artistic adventure: Expat life in Tanzania
After leaving England to travel the world, Ali Dunnell settled on Tanzania as her latest adventure. When she isn't teaching English and Art, she is producing artwork for her blog and spending time with her three children. She gives https://www.expat.com some insight into life in the country famed for its awe-inspiring natural beauty and indigenous animals.
World festivals you shouldn't miss this May
World festivals you shouldn't miss this May
“April showers bring May flowers”, the saying goes, and we here at Expat.com got a bit excited about what else April brings — that is a ton of festivals around the world! So, if you are looking to join in on the fun with locals and expats alike, we are presenting you with an international calendar to celebrate culture this month in your host country. Take your seat upon the grass, find yourself in the heart of the celebrations, and enjoy a unique cultural experience.
Common misconceptions about Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Common misconceptions about Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is the 13th largest country in the world by area and the largest country without a river. But we all know the country better for it being the holy land for Muslims with the most sacred mosques. After six months in Saudi Arabia, Sumreen, a Pakistani expat, has already found many reasons to love the country. Here, she touches on the sensitive topic of clichés, and lists six misconceptions in Saudi Arabia, hoping to break the country's stereotypical image.
Where are the world's most expensive places to live?
Where are the world's most expensive places ...
If you choose city-living in a bustling metropolis, be prepared for some potentially sky-high costs. The amenities afforded are innumerable in a cosmopolitan city, but at what price? The latest report from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the most expensive cities to live in across the world is out, highlighting the places with the highest cost of living. We take an in-depth look at the most expensive cities to live in, as well as hearing about the experiences of some of our own members.
Finding happiness abroad: Expat.com's members speak out
Finding happiness abroad: Expat.com's ...
It's the international day of happiness and the latest report on happiness across the globe is out! Though the report from the UN commissioned Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is a good indicator of happiness in any given country, you can certainly find happiness all over the world, as some of our members attest to.
 St. Patrick's Day: How to celebrate Ireland's patron saint abroad
St. Patrick's Day: How to celebrate ...
Worried about missing out on St. Patrick Day festivities while living abroad? Don't stress — festive events might be taking place closer than you think, with some weird and wonderful Paddy's Day celebrations in countries you least expect!
Quality of living: The world's top cities to live well
Quality of living: The world's top cities to ...
No, we can't have it all. Unless we are Vienna — a popular expat destination that stands out as the best city in the world for quality of life according to Mercer's newly released ranking for quality of living.
France for Family, Food and French
France
France for Family, Food and French
Emily is an expat mum from the UK. She moved to Lyon three years ago with her husband who is of French origin but had never been to France before, and their two daughters. Between her remote parliamentary job and freelance journalism, Emily has a fulfilling family life. Emily shares her feelings about living in France with Expat.com.
The best African cities to live in
The best African cities to live in
Moving to Africa can be one of the greatest adventures of your expat life — just think of the beautiful nature, the outgoing people, and the business opportunities. But if you worry about losing on city life, rest assured that the continent is full of modern and dynamic cities that all come together in a report published by the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne.
The best of Europe: Five blogs for five cities
The best of Europe: Five blogs for five ...
What do Dublin, London, The Hague, Parma, and Galicia have in common? — Sorry, all being European cities, even though it is the right guess, doesn't count. Okay, we will save you the hustle — here it is, they all have good expat bloggers! Expat.com brings them to you to introduce you to the expat life in the city they have decided to make a home (for now).
Top European destinations for 2017
Top European destinations for 2017
Ask an expat in Europe what is their favourite thing about being on the continent, and it's very likely that they will talk about their proximity to a plethora of cultures. In Europe, you are a stone's throw (or a short plane ride) away from another culture that awaits you to discover it.
An expat in Italy: From the sunshine state to the land of romance
Italy
An expat in Italy: From the sunshine state ...
Jessica comes from Florida. Following her studies, her Italian boyfriend proposed to her, and they got married in Italy. She has been living in Puglia for over five years, and is the happy mum of a little boy. She shares with Expat.com her exciting life as a navy wife and entrepreneur in one of Italy's best locations for a life close to the sea.
Brussels has it all: Love, friends and Italian food
Belgium
Brussels has it all: Love, friends and ...
Charlotte comes from London. Her partner's posting brought her to Belgium in January 2016. Since then, every day is an adventure. She shares her time between work and fun wanders among the cobbled streets of Brussels where there's always a new bar or restaurant waiting to be discovered. She shares with Expat.com her life in what she describes as being a very European city with a laidback lifestyle.
France's Provence through the lens
France
France's Provence through the lens
Ashley comes from Montreal, Canada. She spent a few years in Florence, Italy during her photograhy studies. Her endless curiosity and her francophile British companion led her to France three years ago. An avid blogger and photographer, she enjoys her relaxed lifestyle in the countryside.