The World’s Safest Places for Expats

When moving abroad, you definitely shouldn’t neglect the practical aspects amongst the general excitement — living expenses, housing, healthcare, and especially personal safety. In a 2014 study, over six in ten expats (62%) rated their safety as an “extremely important” factor of life abroad. No other aspect of everyday life in their destination was as […]

Expats vs. Tourists: Living in the Global Top 10 Travel Destinations

What do Marrakech and Hanoi have in common with Prague and Buenos Aires? According to the results of the 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards by Trip Advisor, these places all belong to the most popular destinations worldwide. In fact, their ten best-rated cities for global travelers are, in this very order: • Marrakech, Morocco • Siam […]

Survey Spotlight: Expat Insider 2015 Release

Last year, we launched our first Expat Insider survey, with great success. Not only was it one of the biggest expat surveys worldwide, the results also received a lot of attention. With publications in various international media outlets we managed to inform the whole world about how expats experience their life abroad. Most of all, […]

The 10 Least Expensive Expat Cities: Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2015

Would you like to know in which cities around the globe expats could make it on a shoestring budget? Take a closer look at the destinations listed below. Every year the international HR consultancy Mercer conducts its Cost of Living Survey, releasing a ranking of the most (and least) expensive cities for executive assignees. The […]

The Happiest Countries – The World Happiness Report 2015

How´s life? This question, usually part of our small talk repertoire when we meet friends and acquaintances, can also be used to probe our collective feelings of happiness. People around the world were asked to rate their overall satisfaction in life on a scale of 0 to 10, with zero representing the worst possible life […]