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What do I need to know before retiring in French Riviera?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to French Riviera, they said...

"Expats planning to retire in the French Riviera should be aware of the cost of living, which can be high, especially in popular cities like Nice or Cannes. They should also understand the French healthcare system, which is one of the best in the world, but may require additional private insurance for full coverage. Understanding the French tax system is crucial as it can be complex and different from what expats are used to in their home countries. It's also important to know that France has a wealth tax that applies to worldwide assets. Expats should also be prepared to deal with bureaucracy, as France is known for its red tape. This can affect everything from setting up utilities to buying a car. Language can be a barrier for some, as not everyone speaks English, especially in more rural areas. Learning French will make daily life easier and more enjoyable. The French Riviera has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers, which can be a big change for those used to cooler climates. The French Riviera is known for its relaxed lifestyle, but it's also a popular tourist destination, which can make it crowded during peak travel seasons. Finally, it's important to understand the cultural differences and social norms in France, such as the importance of good manners and the slower pace of life," wrote a member who made the move to French Riviera, France.

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