Along the Tagus Waterfront in Lisbon
Welcome to Expat Exchange. If you're moving overseas, a digital nomad, a repatriate, an expat or a retiree who enjoys international living, Expat Exchange is the place for you. Since 1997, we've supported millions of people as they explore the world and share the adventures and challenges of living abroad.
Start by selecting your destination:
How do I use Expat Exchange?
After you choose your destination, you'll find many of these features for your country:
Meet other expats and digital nomads and talk about living abroad in your destination country on our Country Forums.
Explore basic information about life in specific countries using our Living Guides.
Gather location-specific information in our City Guides for some of the most popular expat destinations in the world.
Research the practical realities of moving to your new life abroad in our Moving Guides.
Best Places to Live
Discover the best places to live in your new country based upon the reported experiences of expats and digital nomads already there.
Evaluate information about health insurance and the private and public health care systems in your new country.
Find homes for sale and rent in popular expat towns and cities.
Cost of Living
Gain insight into the cost of living abroad in your new country.
Pros & Cons
Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about what it's actually like to live in your new country.
Visa & Residency Guides
Gather insight into what you'll need to do to obtain a visa, work permit and apply for residency.
10 Tips for Living Overseas
Read the top tips offered by expats who have already moved to your new country.
Haven't decided where to go? Here are some of our
Best Places Guides
to give your dreams direction.