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Expat Guide to Living Abroad

Whether you're already living abroad or preparing to move overseas, our Expat Guide to Living Overseas can help guide you. For answers to specific questions, use our Country Forums to talk with other expats and retirees already living abroad.

Expat Banking: Basic Tips for Expats

All expats need to manage their finances effectively in order to avoid unnecessary fees and achieve tax compliance. Here is a very basic overview of what is involved with expat banking.

Expat Banking: Tips for Expats in Mexico

Expats in Mexico face the challenge of successfully managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with settling on the right expat financial services. Here are some tips from expats already living in Mexico based on their actual experiences with banks there.

Expat Banking: Tips for Expats in Italy

All expats in Italy face managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with finding a bank. Here are some tips from expats already living in Italy based on their actual experiences with banks there.

Expats in Spain: Pros and Cons of Living in Spain

Expats in Spain discuss the pros and cons of living in Spain. Topics discussed include lower cost of living, taxation on worldwide income, friendliness of Spaniards, LGBT community, slower pace of life and more.

12 Tips for Living in Pucon, Chile

12 Tips for Living in Pucon, Chile

An expat in Pucon, Chile has described in detail what it is like to live there as an expatriate. Information offers advice about nightlife, health care, activities, safety, and much, much more.

Moving to Puerto Penasco, Mexico

An expat talks about living in the Mirador section on Puerto Penasco, Mexico - the close proximity to Tuscon, the lower cost of living finding a rental and more.

Moving to Passignano sul Trasimeno, Italy

Imagine traveling in Italy, seeing a poster for an concert on a lake, attending the concert and finding a beautiful town, like Passignano sul Trasimeno. Dreams do come true!

Culture Shock in Puerto Penasco, Mexico

An expat in Puerto Penasco, Mexico appreciates the lower priced food and rent. She loves seeing the fishermen repair their nets on her street preparing for the next day of fishing. She advises newcomers to use your Spanish, even if you make mistakes, and eat the delicious street food.

Culture Shock in Playa Jaco , Costa Rica

An expat living in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica enjoys the family-focused Costa Rican culture and the slower pace of life. She has great tips to help newcomers adapt to life in Costa Rica.

Living in Moieciu de Jos, Romania

An Irish expat in Moieciu, Romania shares his insight into life in his new found home - a rural village in the mountains of Transylvania. Read about job opportunities, language advice and more.

Living in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica

Playa Potrero is a small fishing village just north of Playa Flamingo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. An expat living in Playa Potrero talks about what it's like living in this beach town with lots of North Americans and tourists.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Pune in Maharashtra , India

An expat talks about what she expected vs. the reality of living in Pune, India. Her expectations about dirtiness, poverty and the amazing Taj Mahal were met. But, she expected to be lonely, and, that was thankfully far from reality.

Additional Articles
Expat Banking: Tips for Expats in Portugal

All expats in Portugal contend with managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with finding a bank. Here are some tips from expats already living in Portugal on how to navigate that process.

Moving Abroad: Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Boat

When expats dream of living abroad, it so often means living near the water, so that they can spend time ON the water. Here's our introduction to some of the countries to consider if you want to spend time sailing, yachting or in any other way enjoy boating abroad.

Moving Abroad: Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Golf

Moving abroad often means access to some of the best golf experiences expats will ever have. Here are some of the best countries when it comes to life on the links.

8 Things to Know Before Having a Baby in Costa Rica

Expats discuss their experiences giving birth in Costa Rica. Topics covered include public (CAJA) hospitals vs. private hospitals,high C-section rates, maternity coverage, dual citizenship, permanent residency for expat parents with babies born in Costa Rica, baby stores and formula options.

Moving Abroad: Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Fish

People all over the world love to fish, and many expats move abroad to have great access to the best fishing spots in the world. Here is some great advice from expats and a great start to researching the international angling life!

Moving Abroad: Best Places to Live Overseas if You Love to Surf

Expats interested in moving abroad to surf have all kinds of options to consider in virtually every corner of the globe. Here's some advice from expats on where to surf and how to make a life abroad work!

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