Expat Exchange Rental Properties

Best Places to Live

While many people move abroad for work assignments and don't specifically chose where they are moving, some expats and retirees have the luxury of deciding where to live abroad. Where are the best places to live overseas? Here are our Best Places articles to help you in your search.

Belize: 5 Best Places to Live in Belize

If you're thinking about moving to Belize, we have 5 great places to recommend based upon the experiences of expats living in Belize.

Chile: The Best Places to Live in Chile

Expats in Chile enjoy the country's beaches, beautiful cities and lower cost of living. Santiago, La Serena, Vina del Mar and other destinations top their favorite places to live in Chile.

Colombia: Best Places to Live in Medellin, Colombia

Here are the best places to live in Medellin, Colombia, based on the recommendations of expats that already live there. There are options for a variety of budgets in this now popular destination in Colombia.

Colombia: 9 Best Places to Live in Colombia 2021

Here are the 9 best places to live in Colombia according to expats living in Colombia. Expats share why they love living in each city, the climate, cost of living, social activities and more. Don't overlook the comments about heat and humidity in some coastal cities - while these conditions are ideal for some expats, they're oppressive for others.

Colombia: 6 Best Places to Live in Colombia

Colombia has made an incredible transformation. Expats in Colombia have a lot to say about the best places to live in Colombia. From cities on the Caribbean coast to inland cities, here are 6 of the best places to live in Colombia.

Costa Rica: 17 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats with its tropical climate, eco-friendly culture, beautiful beaches, welcoming people, good healthcare system and relative safety. Many expats warn newcomers about the high cost of housing and food. In this updated version of the best places to live in Costa Rica we cover many more locations such as Playa Flamingo, Nosara, Lake Arenal, Jaco Beach and Ojochal.

Costa Rica: 13 Best Places for Families to Live in Costa Rica

Expats in Costa Rica talk about the best places for families to live in Costa Rica. From the cool climate of the Central Valley to the beautiful beach towns in Gaunacaste and Costa Ballena, proximity to international and bilingual schools, safety and lifestyle are all taken into consideration.

Costa Rica: Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a relatively safe, eco-friendly, expat-friendly destination with gorgeous beaches and friendly locals. Many expats say that housing and food prices in Costa Rica are high. We've gathered information submitted by expats about Tamarindo, Dominical, Ojochal, Atenas, Escazu, Grecia and others popular towns.

Croatia: 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia 2021

Croatia somehow flies under the radar of people looking to move abroad despite the fact that it has so much to offer in terms of a fantastic international lifestyle. Here are the best options to consider in 2021.

Croatia: 6 Best Places to Live in Croatia

There are so many amazing places to live in Croatia. Here are 6 great places from cities and towns on the Adriatic to Hvar island to the inland capital city of Zagreb. We invite you to add your favorite place to live in Croatia!

Dominican Rep: 8 Best Places to Live in the Dominican Republic 2021

Whether you're considering living in the Dominican Republic full- or part-time, this beautiful country boasts the Caribbean's largest city, Santo Domingo, virgin beaches in Barahona, yachting enclaves on both the north and south coasts and the bustling resort town, Punta Cana. Expats in the Dominican Republic share their favorite places to live.

Ecuador: 10 Best Places to Live in Ecuador

Expats share some of their favorite places to live in Ecuador from beautiful colonial cities to affordable beach towns.

Germany: 8 Best Places to Live in Germany

Expats love Germany for its historic towns, festivals, Christmas markets and diversity. In this article, we cover 8 of the best places to live in Germany.

Guatemala: The 5 Best Places to Live in Guatemala

Expats share their favorite places to live in Guatemala - from Antigua to Lake Atitlan to Xela and more.

Honduras: 6 Best Places to Live in Honduras

When people talk about the best places to live in Honduras, you'll often hear Roatan and La Ceiba. But, our list also includes 4 lesser-known places to live in Honduras from a remote island to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hungary: 7 Best Places to Retire in Hungary

Hungary is sometimes overlooked as a retirement destination. Expats who retire in Hungary appreciate the low cost of living; rich history; friendly people; and beautiful cities, towns and countryside. Here are 7 places that retire expats recommend to check out when considering Hungary for retirement.

Ireland: 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland

Expats in Ireland have a lot of options when they consider where they would like to live on the Emerald Isle. From great cities like Dublin and Galway, to more rustic areas such as Killarney, this is a good start for expats looking to explore where they will be happiest in Ireland.

Italy: 12 Best Places to Live in Italy 2021

Italy is beloved by expats, global nomads and retirees. We've compiled a list of the 12 best places to live in Italy based upon expats' recommendations. They include Liguria, Puglia, Rome, Le Marche, Abruzzo, Sicily and more.

Italy: 10 Best Places to Live in Liguria, Italy

Liguria, Italy, also known as the Italian Riviera, is a stunning coastal region spanning from Tuscany to the French border. In Liguria you will find mild temperatures and a relaxed lifestyle. If you're thinking about moving here, our list of the 10 best places to live in Liguria is based upon expat advice and recommendations.

Italy: 7 Best Places to Live in Piedmont, Italy

Piedmont (in Italian: Piemonte) is an expansive region in Northern Italy that borders Switzerland and France. This is a region of great variety - you will find everything from small hilltop towns to cosmopolitan cities set against the snow-capped Alps. If you're thinking about moving to Piedmont, check out our list of the 7 best places to live in Piedmont, which is based upon advice and recommendations from expats already there.

Italy: 10 Best Places to Live in Puglia

Puglia or Apulia is sometimes referred to as the new Tuscany. With its low cost of living, friendly Pugliese people, beautiful beaches and villages of whitewashed homes, Puglia is a hidden gem among expats. If you're thinking about moving to Puglia, our list of the 10 best places to live in Puglia is based upon expat advice and recommendations.

Italy: The 7 Best Places to Retire in Italy

Italy's villages and cities appeal to retirees for many different reasons - the beautiful beaches, breathtaking countryside, amazing food, wonderful nightlife, bustling town markets and welcoming people. In this article, we cover several of our readers' favorite places.

Jamaica: 7 Best Places to Live in Jamaica

If you're thinking of moving to Jamaica or retiring in Jamaica, deciding where to live is not as simple as you think. Jamaica is a large island with numerous cities and towns that appeal to expats. This article highlights the 7 best places to live in Jamaica.

Mexico: 10 Best Places to Live in Mexico 2021

Expats from the United States and Canada often choose to move to Mexico or retire there. Here are some of the locations that they recommend most to others considering living in Mexico.

Mexico: 9 Best Places to Live on Mexico's Pacific Coast

We've compiled a list of the 9 best places to live on the Pacific Coast of Mexico based upon expats' recommendations and security information from the US State Department. From Ensenada in Baja Norte all the way down to Puerto Escondido, these cities and towns boast beautiful beaches, warm weather and more.

Mexico: Best Places to Live in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya is a gorgeous stretch of Caribbean coastline in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. We highlight expats' 5 favorite places to live in Riviera Maya.

Mexico: 5 Best Places to Live in Mexico

Mexico's lower cost of living, beautiful weather and warm, welcoming culture are a big draw for people looking to live abroad. However, Mexico's ever changing security situation impacts where expats choose to move. Here are 5 of the best places to live in Mexico based upon recent expat reviews.

New Zealand: 5 Best Places to Live in New Zealand

Expats share some of their favorite places to live in New Zealand from laid back cities to beautiful beach towns.

Nicaragua: 5 Best Places to Retire in Nicaragua

Expats discuss the best places to retire in Nicaragua. From upscale communities on the Emerald Coast to the beautiful city of Granada, Nicaragua is no longer just a haven for surfers.

Panama: Best Places to Live in Panama City, Panama

Learn which neighborhoods rank as the best places to live in Panama City according to expats. Plus, learn which two neighborhoods may not fit the bill despite one of them being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Panama City.

Panama: 7 Best Places to Live in Panama in 2021

Panama is a great place to live or retire with easy residency laws, warm people and lots of expats. Whether you want to live by the beach in Bocas del Toro or need to live in Panama City for work and schools, there are many places to explore. We highlight 5 great places to live in Panama.

Philippines: 11 Best Places to Live in The Philippines in 2022

The Philippines is known for its big cities, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, friendly Filipinos and low cost of living. Where are the best places to live in the Philippines? Expats, digital nomads and retirees share their favorite places to live.

Philippines: 6 Best Places to Live in The Philippines

With its low cost of living, beautiful beaches, bustling cities and hot climate, expats have been flocking to the Philippines for years. Here are six of the best places for expats to live in the Philippines.

Portugal: Best Places to Live in the Algarve

If you're interested in the best places to live in the Algarve, Portugal's sunny southern-most region, here are some great options to consider. Also find information on why some like the region, and others choose to opt elsewhere.

Portugal: 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal 2021

Portugal is a safe, expat-friendly country with stunning beaches, cities, popular beach towns and sleepy fishing villages. We've compiled a list of 12 of the best places to live based upon expats' recommendations. They include Lisbon, Cascais, Lagos, Tavira, Ericeira, Caldas da Rainha, Tomar, Nazare, Coimbra, Porto, Guimaraes and Braga.

Portugal: 5 Best Places to Retire in Portugal

Expat retirees love Portugal for its welcoming people, gorgeous beaches, quaint towns and wonderful restaurants. In this article, we cover 5 great places to retire in Portugal.

Spain: 5 Best Places to Live in Spain

Expats in Spain have a lot of opinions as to the best places to live in Spain. It all comes down to preferences, resources and where you are in life. Here's a good start in your research for deciding where to live in Spain as an expat!

United States: 9 Best Places to Live in Boston

Expat families, foreign students and retirees love living in Boston, Massachusetts. This city has a neighborhood or suburb for everyone. Here are 9 of the best neighborhoods and suburbs according to expats living in Boston.

United States: Best Places to Live in Washington, DC

Expats exploring where to live in Washington, DC have a wide variety of options, and you'll have to research them carefully to find the best place for you. Here are some of the best neighborhoods to consider.

United States: 10 Best Places to Live in New York City

Expats moving to New York City often find it daunting figuring out where to live in. Here are 10 of the best options available in the five boroughs.

Uruguay: 7 Best Places to Live in Uruguay

Expats in Uruguay agree that the best thing about living in Uruguay is the friendly people. In addition to the friendly locals, the weather, beautiful beaches and stable economy make it a great place to live. We've compiled a list of the 7 best places to live in Uruguay based upon expats' recommendations.

Vietnam: 5 Best Places to Retire in Vietnam

Thinking of retiring in Vietnam? Here are 5 of the best places to retire in Vietnam.

GeoBlue International Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance from our partner, GeoBlue.
Get a Quote

Get a quote for expat health insurance from our partner, GeoBlue.
Get a Quote Call  

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: Portugal Tops 2022 List of Best Countries for Expats

Expats, digital nomads and retirees have chosen Portugal as the best country to live in for 2022. Find out what other countries made it into the Top 10 as decided by our worldwide expatriate community.

Expats, digital nomads and retirees have chosen Portugal as the best country to live in for 2022. Find out what other countries made it into the Top 10 as decided by our worldwide expatriate communit...

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: 95% of Expats in Portugal Love Living There

Our survey to determine the Best Places to Live in 2022 found that 95% of expats are either extremely or very satisfied with their life in Portugal.

Our survey to determine the Best Places to Live in 2022 found that 95% of expats are either extremely or very satisfied with their life in Portugal....

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: More than 90% of Expats in Ecuador Rate It Highly

Our survey to find the Best Places to Live in 2022 revealed that 92% of expats in Ecuador report that they are happy with the expatriate experience there.

Our survey to find the Best Places to Live in 2022 revealed that 92% of expats in Ecuador report that they are happy with the expatriate experience there....

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: Almost 90% of Expats in Spain Enjoy Their Life Abroad

Nearly 90% of expats in Spain report that they are enjoying their expat experience and that they love the international lifestyle found there.

Nearly 90% of expats in Spain report that they are enjoying their expat experience and that they love the international lifestyle found there....

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: More Than 85% of Expats in Thailand Rate Experience Highly

Our new survey to find the Best Places to Live in 2022 revealed that 86% of expats in Thailand love their experience living there.

Our new survey to find the Best Places to Live in 2022 revealed that 86% of expats in Thailand love their experience living there....

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: 85% of Expats in Panama Love Living There

Our survey to find the Best Places to Live in 2022 revealed that 85% of expats in Panama report that they are happy with the expatriate experience there.

Our survey to find the Best Places to Live in 2022 revealed that 85% of expats in Panama report that they are happy with the expatriate experience there....

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: Nearly 90% of Expats in the U.K. Report Loving It There

Expats in the U.K. report a high level of satisfaction with their expatriate experience and the lifestyle afforded them there.

Expats in the U.K. report a high level of satisfaction with their expatriate experience and the lifestyle afforded them there....

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: 85% of Expats in Italy Report Being Happy There

Our recent survey of expatriates found that 85% of expats in Italy love their experience living in the Mediterranean nation.

Our recent survey of expatriates found that 85% of expats in Italy love their experience living in the Mediterranean nation....

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: 82% of Expats in Colombia Love Living There

Our recent survey found that 82% of expats in Colombia love their experience living in the South American nation.

Our recent survey found that 82% of expats in Colombia love their experience living in the South American nation....

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: More than 80% of Expats in Mexico are Happy There

Expats in Mexico once again professed their love for their expatriate experience and international lifestyle. More than 80% agreed that it's all it's advertised to be!

Expats in Mexico once again professed their love for their expatriate experience and international lifestyle. More than 80% agreed that it's all it's advertised to be!...

Expat-SurveyExpat Survey: 80% of Expats in Costa Rica Love It

Our survey to find the Best Places to Live in 2022 revealed that 80% of expats are either extremely or very satisfied with their life abroad in Costa Rica.

Our survey to find the Best Places to Live in 2022 revealed that 80% of expats are either extremely or very satisfied with their life abroad in Costa Rica....

Copyright 1997-2021 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal