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What professions earn the highest expat salaries?

What professions earn the highest expat salaries?

Expat salaries differ from country to country and tax also plays a major contributing factor to what your take-home pay will be. The recent My Expatriate Market Pay Survey conducted by Employment Conditions Abroad (ECA) provides a good benchmark of which professions...

Business etiquette for global business women

Business etiquette for global business women

Many women travel between countries as expats working in the global business environment, and the etiquette for women in the boardroom can be very different as you move between countries. So here are some tips to ensure your business doesn’t suffer due to ignorance...

Will SA expats benefit from the USA’s new tax cuts

Will SA expats benefit from the USA’s new tax cuts

The recent InterNations Expat Insider survey highlighted that the popularity of the USA when it came to expat countries had slid 17 places in the overall country ranking to 43rd out of 65 countries and this was largely due to a very negative score from expats with...

Ease the restrictions of global mobility with the right passport

Ease the restrictions of global mobility with the right passport

International travel might be making the world a smaller place, but Global Mobility is becoming a lot more restrictive with emerging trends showing an increase in travel bans, visa restrictions coupled with the uncertainty of Brexit and the growing support for...

Why moving abroad is all about your mindset

Why moving abroad is all about your mindset

Moving abroad is more than just a logistical endeavour. It’s important that you have the right mental attitude about your move. Expats who have already relocated abroad all report that the right attitude can have a profoundly positive effect on your outcome. With the...

Why retirees make great expats

Why retirees make great expats

You would be mistaken in thinking that the older you get, the harder it is to move abroad. The recent HSBC Expat explorer showed that 49% of overseas retirees quickly felt at home in their new country, settling down within 6 months and 52% report that it took them...

Why now is a great time to consider financial emigration

Why now is a great time to consider financial emigration

The rand has been performing phenomenally well since former President Jacob Zuma’s early exit and his Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as head of state on February 15 2018, which resulted in the rand reaching a three-year high of R11.67 to the American...

Are you one of the top ten expat types?

Are you one of the top ten expat types?

The term expat is derived from the Latin prefix ex (out of) and the noun patria (home country, native country, or fatherland) and is generally used to refer to people who temporarily or permanently live in a country other than the one they were born in. It is a term...

Why Australia’s Gold Coast is a great home for expats

Why Australia’s Gold Coast is a great home for expats

Perth, Sydney and Melbourne are often touted as the obvious destinations for expats, but recently the Gold Coast, the sixth largest city in Australia is seeing an influx of expats for a wide variety of reasons. Wonderful climate The Gold Coast is situated on...

What countries are working hard to attract highly skilled expats?

What countries are working hard to attract highly skilled expats?

“Knowledge workers” is the term given to highly skilled expats by recruiters across the globe. Knowledge workers are highly prized immigrants because they actively make contributions and enhancements to the economy they are moving to through the sharing of their...

Countries where expats feel safest in 2018

Countries where expats feel safest in 2018

South Africa is a country that experiences considerable political and economic upheaval. It’s also a country with high crime statistics. Not surprisingly then, when South Africans relocate abroad, one of their top priorities is moving to a country where they feel safe...

The best countries to work in abroad – for after-tax income

The best countries to work in abroad – for after-tax income

It’s no secret that expats working abroad tend to earn more than they would in a similar position back home. However if you are planning your move around international salaries – it’s important to take into consideration how you are taxed from country to country....

Why Dubai is a top expat destination of choice

Why Dubai is a top expat destination of choice

Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and it is also the name of the main city within the emirate of Dubai. Dubai is an extremely popular choice for expat relocation for a number of key reasons – ranging from an excellent...

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