Archive for the Moving Abroad Category

Tips for Moving Abroad

I am by no means an expert on moving abroad, but thought I’d share some tips for those of you out there who might be thinking about taking the plunge. 1. Research: Start by making a list of reason to stay and reasons to move abroad. Also, check out your local bookstore for books that talk about being an expat in your chosen destination. For me, a good starting point was: Living and Working in Britain (Fifth Edition) by David Hampshire. Another good reference book for anyone considering London is: Living in London published by the Junior League of London. […]

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Transatlantic drift

Moving abroad isn’t for everyone. But there are lots of people who do it and find happiness. And as the article below points out, the reasons can be quite varied. Transatlantic drift By Richard Tomkins Published: Financial Times, April 8 2006 A lot of people ask Pattie Jenkins why anyone like her, American born and bred, would want to become a British citizen. Here, just quickly, is the story of how she left her home in Atlanta, Georgia, and ended up living in south Wales. In 1994 Jenkins picked up a novel called Outlander, a historical romance about an American […]

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2005 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey

According to Mercer Consulting, London is now the third most expensive city in the world. Last year it was numer two. Now if only it could drop some more on the list…. Mercer’s survey covers 144 cities across six continents and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. It is the world’s most comprehensive cost of living survey and is used to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees. London remains the most expensive city in Europe, with a score of 120.3. […]

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