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10 Expats Share Tips for Moving to Costa Rica -- Expat Costa Rica
Expats in Costa Rica answer the question: If a friend of yours was thinking of moving here, what other advice would you give them. One expat summed it up perfectly when he said not to let your desire to live in paradise get in the way of thinking about the logistics. Here's what other expats had to say.
Expats in Sweden -- Moving to Sweden
Our guide to Moving to Sweden offers tips from expats in Sweden about housing, healthcare in Sweden, making friends, best places to live and more.
Expats in Morocco -- Moving to Morocco
Is it difficult to immigrate to Morocco? How do I get residency? What should I bring when moving to Morocco? What is the quality of healthcare in Morocco? Answers to these and other questions for people moving to Morocco.
Expats in Belgium -- Moving to Belgium
If you're moving to Belgium, this is a must-read guide to help you get started in your planning -- it covers international schools, healthcare in Belgium, jobs, real estate and cost of living.
Expats in Japan -- Moving to Japan
If you're moving to Japan this is a must-read article highlighting tips from expats in Japan. Topics covered include driver's licenses, healthcare in Japan, international schools and more.
Expats in Spain -- Moving to Valencia
Expats moving to Valencia enjoy life on the Mediterranean coast and a cost of living that is lower than what expats in Barcelona and Madrid must absorb.
Expats in Ireland -- Moving to Dublin
Expats are moving to Dublin in increasing numbers. Over the course of the last few decades, Ireland has emerged as a formidable economic force, and Dublin has benefited greatly. Here are some basics for those expats considering moving to Dublin.
Expats in Prague -- Moving to Prague
Expats have been arriving in Prague in ever increasing numbers for years. It's still regarded as an amazing city for expats, but it's popularity is starting to catch up with it. However, the scare housing and higher cost of living isn't keeping others from making a move to Prague.
Expats in Germany -- Moving to Germany
Expats in Germany share 10 things they wish they had known before moving to Germany - from the importance of learning German to residency permits to understanding the culture and more.
Expats in Norway -- Moving to Norway
Expats in Norway report a life abroad in a country to which it can be difficult to adapt. However, if you have the right situation and persevere, the natural beauty and hard won quality friendships can be quite rewarding.
Expats in Switzerland -- Moving to Switzerland
Switzerland is a country rich with tradition, natural beauty and one of the most stable economies in the world. It is, however, also extremely expensive and expats often report difficult settling into the culture.
Expats in Barcelona -- Moving to Barcelona
Expats in Barcelona enjoy a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most popular cities in Europe. Here is some great advice from expat that already live there.
Moving to Bermuda -- Moving to Bermuda
Expats in Bermuda offer some excellent advice - and words of caution - about what it means to move to Bermuda. Housing, health care, basic tips and more are covered.
Expats in Chile -- Moving to Chile
If you're moving to Chile, this is a must-read article that covers it all - best places to live, healthcare, earthquakes, driving permits, schools and more.
Expats in Vietnam -- Moving to Vietnam
Expats who have moved to Vietnam report a positive experience living in the Southeast Asian nation. They cite the culture, the food, the people as some of the things they love about Vietnam. The heat is a challenge for some!
Expats in London -- Moving to London
Expats describe London as a love it or hate it city. With it's high cost of living and rainy weather, it's not for everyone. But, those who move to London and love it will tell you that the city's tremendous diversity, vibrant nightlife, incredible restaurants and varied neighborhoods.
Moving to Malaysia -- 10 Things to Know Before Moving to Malaysia
Expats are attracted to Malaysia's lower cost of living, bustling cities, multicultural vibe, climate and proximity to Singapore. Many expat retirees take advantage of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) program. For others who don't qualify, visa runs become a inconvenient part of expat life that often dissuade them from staying in Malaysia long-term.
Expats in Saudi Arabia -- Moving to Saudi Arabia
Expats who want to move to the Saudi Arabia should fully explore what it means to move and live there. Read a lot of comments from people who live in Saudi Arabia, and have for a number of years.
Expats in India -- Moving to India
Moving to India? We've compiled a laundry list of advice from expats living in India about what to bring, apartments, expat life and more. It's must-read guide for anyone researching how to move to India.
Expats in Indonesia -- Moving to Indonesia
Expats discuss what they wish they had known before moving to Indonesia. Locals say "yes" even when they really mean to say "no" and traffic can be a nightmare. But, there are many of positives, too.
Expats in the USA -- Moving to the USA
Expats who want to move to the USA should do a lot of homework and carefully organize their efforts as they move through the immigration process. This article and the other resources linked will help you develop an understanding of how to accomplish this.
Moving Abroad -- Boating, Sailing and Yachting in Monaco
Expats in and around Monaco have access to one of the best playgrounds in the world for those that love life on the water. And if you're lucky enough to have a sailboat or yacht and want to sail up and tackle some of those amenities on land, Monte Carlo and Menton are just for you!
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.
Best Places to Live Overseas -- Costa Rica vs. Panama
When expats consider a move to Central America, there are more and more options available to them. Often, the conversation will turn to Costa Rica vs. Panama. Read what expats who have lived in both of these countries have to say.
Moving to 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!
Moving to Bulgaria -- 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Bulgaria
Expats who move to Bulgaria have a wide variety of options to choose from in terms of where to live. Whether you want to live off the grid, in the mountains, or by the sea, it's all there to be had as long as you do the appropriate research and understand some of the unique aspects of successfully moving to Bulgaria.
Moving to Italy -- 7 Things to Know Before You Move to Italy
Expats moving to Italy envision a romantic lifestyle in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. However, it is important to make sure that you do comprehensive research and fully understand what it will mean to move to the city, town or village you choose.
Moving to France -- 8 Things to Know Before You Move to France
Expats all over the world dream of someday making France their next destination. As with other countries, there is a lot of planning involved, and a lot of decisions to be made. Find important advice about finding a place to live, expat banking services in France and much more.
Moving to Uruguay -- 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Uruguay
Expats who move to Uruguay offer a lot of advice about moving there. There are several aspects of living in Uruguay that need to be taken into consideration: health care, cost of living, transportation and types of housing are just a few of the areas to investigate. Going to Uruguay to visit first is critical!
Moving to Jamaica -- 8 Things to Know Before Moving to Jamaica
Expats move to Jamaica for a variety of reasons. Some go for work, while others want to retire there or live an island lifestyle. Moving to Jamaica requires thorough research and a recognition that island life is can be quite different than one might expect.
Moving to Spain -- 7 Things to Know Before Moving to Spain
Expats move to Spain from all over the world. People of all ages move there to work, retire, or just enjoy the culture and Spain's natural beauty. With so many places to choose from, our tips for moving to Spain will get you started on picking the perfect place for you.
Moving to Costa Rica -- 8 Things to Know Before Moving to Costa Rica
Moving to Costa Rica has become more popular among expats. Making this choice requires a lot of research to ensure the expat experience you hope for will be realized. Expats that live there stress that it should start with a trip there before any major decisions are made.
Expats in Italy -- Pros and Cons of Living in Italy
Expats in Italy discuss the pros and cons of living in Italy. From bureaucracy to expensive cities, Italy can be a challenge. Most expats find that the amazing food, charming countryside, beautiful beaches and public healthcare make up for the cons.
Living Overseas -- The 15 Best Places to Live Overseas
We try not to get political, but we can help you find a great place to live overseas if the U.S. election results have you thinking about moving overseas. Here's a list of 17 of the best places to live overseas based upon expats' advice and recommendations.
Expats in Boston -- Top 5 Tips For Moving to Boston
Expats in Boston will find one of the most popular and beloved cities in the United States. Its rich history, waterfront setting, and diverse job offerings make it a popular destination for U.S. citizens and expats alike.
Moving Abroad -- Moving Overseas Checklist
A moving overseas checklist is often considered critical by expats and the international relocation professionals who help guide them before, during and after a move abroad. Read our list and help expand it by posting your suggestions!
Moving Overseas -- 10 Tips for Moving Abroad
AGS Worldwide Movers offers 10 useful tips for people preparing to move overseas such as arranging temporary accommodation to involving your children in the preparation for the move.
Retiring in France -- 5 Affordable Places to Retire in France
The word affordable and France don't normally end up in the same sentence, but it's all relative and more affordable villages and cities do exist! They are often some of the most charming places to retire in France. Here are 5 affordable places to retire in France plus advice on how to find others.
Expat Guide -- Moving to Tenerife
Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Islands. Santa Cruz in the north is where more jobs can be found. The south is home to resorts, beaches and tourism industry jobs. There are international schools in both areas. Do your homework and be sure to spend time exploring and visiting Tenerife before you make the move.
Panama Retirement -- The Other Option
Miguel Sirus retired in Panama 10 years ago. Instead of choosing a popular expat destination such as Boquette, Volcan or El Valle, he bought an overgrown piece of property near a village in Panama. In this article, he offers a glimpse at how his new life unfolded.
Retiring Abroad -- Financial Guide to Retiring Overseas
Many people are keen on the idea of retiring abroad but may not know what to do in terms of their finances for a move overseas. The more retirement planning you do, the easier it may be when it comes to making the move.
Moving to Paris -- Paris Fact-Finding Trip
If you're relocating to Paris and have a chance to take a pre-move fact-finding trip, author Aurelia d'Andrea provides a day-by-day itinerary that takes you to the most popular expat neighborhoods (arrondissement).
Moving Back to India -- How I Did It
One woman shares her story of returning to her native India from a 15 year life in San Francisco. Would her kids adjust to the new lifestyle? Would it be a good transition for them?
Moving Overseas -- Key Destinations When Moving to Australia
With its beautiful coastline and desirable way of life, Australia is a popular destination for people to migrate to from afar. Collingwood provides an overview of Australia's six states and two territories for those considering a move there.
Moving to Ecuador -- Tips for Newcomers in Ecuador
When it comes to getting an insider's perspective on expat life in Ecuador, our Ecuador network is the place to post! With hundreds of posts each month, members cover current events, moving and relocation advice and much more!
Moving to the UK -- 15 Top Tips
To an English speaker, moving to England sounds like a breeze. But, that same expectation is what often leads to serious culture shock for expats living in London or the English countryside.
Moving to France -- Preparing for a Smooth Move
Helpful guide for those moving to France and relocating within France. Information about setting up and terminating rental contracts, water, taxes, Carte Gris, electricity and gas service, insurance, telephone service, postal service and more.
Moving to France -- Diary of a Life Change
What's it like to give up your job, rent out your home, move to France and start a new life? Louise Hurren kept a diary in 2002, the year she, her partner and their son changed their lives radically.
Expat Advice -- 10 Tips for Moving to France
Finn offers straightforward advice for those moving to France and living in France. Some tips may seem like common sense, like learning French, but many expats ignore them and miss out on unique cultural experiences!
Pet Travel -- No More UK Quarantine
In 2000, UK introduced the new Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). It is now possible to bring a pet dog or cat (though currently no other pets) into the UK without subjecting it to quarantine.