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Expat Guide to Living in Riga

Whether you're already living in Riga or preparing to move to Riga, our Expat Guide to Living in Latvia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Riga. For answers to specific questions, visit our Latvia Forum to talk with expats in Riga.

More Culture Shock Reports for Riga

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Riga handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Riga:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Riga - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Riga by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Riga? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Riga? Help others moving to Riga by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Riga

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Riga. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Riga:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Riga. If you are already living in Riga, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Riga by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Riga? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Riga by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Riga? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Riga? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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10-Tips-for-Living-in-Panama10 Tips for Living in Panama

Expats, global nomads and retirees are drawn to Panama's ease of residency, low taxes (Panama does not tax on worldwide income), friendly Panamanians who always put family first, inexpensive healthcare and laid back lifestyle. Like any country, life in Panama does come with a few challenges. This articles covers all of these topics and more.

Expats, global nomads and retirees are drawn to Panama's ease of residency, low taxes (Panama does not tax on worldwide income), friendly Panamanians who always put family first, inexpensive healthcar...

10-Best-Countries-for-Expats10 Best Countries for Expats

Expats around the world shared their opinions of what it's like to live overseas in our Best Places to Live 2020 Survey. Here are the 10 countries that came out on top. It's a must-read for anyone thinking about moving overseas or becoming a global nomad.

Expats around the world shared their opinions of what it's like to live overseas in our Best Places to Live 2020 Survey. Here are the 10 countries that came out on top. It's a must-read for anyone t...

Panama-Visas--ResidencyPanama Visas & Residency

This article covers the ins and outs of the most common tourist and residency visas that expats and global nomads obtain when moving to and living in Panama. How long you can stay in Panama without a visa (or on a tourist visa depending upon your citizenship)? What are the advantages of becoming a legal resident of Panama? Would I qualify for the Friendly Nations Visa? How old do I have to be to qualify for the Pensionado Visa? How do I apply for a work permit in Panama? It also addresses how and why some expats choose to become citizens of Panama.

This article covers the ins and outs of the most common tourist and residency visas that expats and global nomads obtain when moving to and living in Panama. How long you can stay in Panama without ...

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