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    Economy With the third-largest economy in Europe after Germany and France and the sixth-largest economy in the world, the United Kingdom is a global trading power and financial center. Its Read more »
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    Geography and Climate This land of poets, writers, kings and queens spreads north from England to Wales and Scotland on the island of Great Britain and reaches across the Irish Read more »
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    Economy Switzerland’s economy generally is based on a variety of industries that require a high level of skill. The World Bank (2014) ranked the country’s over US$685 billion gross domestic Read more »
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    Economy Despite having a small domestic market, no natural resources and a small land area, Singapore has a highly developed and successful free-market economy based on its global competitiveness. Singapore’s Read more »
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    Geography and Climate Singapore is located just off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula where the Indian Ocean meets the South China Sea, 85 miles north of the equator. Read more »
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A View Abroad

Tim Leffel
September’s The Adventurer newsletter spotlights the cost of living abroad with our Top Story: “Best Places in the World to Live on Less Money.”We know from our research and through our many interviews with expats on MYIA that most people move abroad for the adventure of living in a new culture. But many aspiring expats – particularly retirees – often Read more »

Moving Abroad

Kate Berger Child Psychologist
Packing up and moving to another country is a great adventure for everyone, but if you are moving abroad with children, you will need to plan your move with extra care to ensure your happiness and theirs.To guide you through the planning process and pitfalls, we spoke with Kate Berger, an Amsterdam-based psychologist who specializes in child development and consults Read more »

Living Abroad

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Deciding which city is the best place to live in the world can be tricky business. There are so many factors to consider before you can hone in on that one special spot to call your new home.Luckily, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducts a bi-annual survey on livability in 140 cities and has just published its rankings of the Read more »

Working Abroad

Dove Clancy in Belize
California native Dove Clancy is a life-long entrepreneur who fell in love with Belize and took her talents south of the border to start a new life in sun-soaked Maya Beach.Born in Wisconsin, Clancy moved with her mother to northern California when she was 16, married there and then relocated to San Diego in 1990 when her husband found a Read more »

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Tim Leffel
September’s The Adventurer newsletter spotlights the cost of living abroad with our Top Story: “Best Places in the World to Live on Less Money.”We know from our research and through our many interviews with expats on MYIA that most people move abroad for the adventure of living in a new culture. But many aspiring expats – particularly retirees – often Read more »
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Is life expectancy rising in most countries of the world? The good news is yes. The bad news is those sunset years are increasingly filled with medical problems.According to a new study just released, people around the world are living longer, but are spending more years living with illness and disability.Published in the medical journal The Lancet yesterday, the study Read more »
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Americans just love to own their own businesses, whether here in America or in another country. In fact, nearly one-third of American expats are entrepreneurs, according to the Expat Survey 2014, a global study of nearly 8,000 expats living in 128 countries.As we await the results from the second annual Expat Survey, I thought I would give you a sampling Read more »
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) just updated its survey on the best places to live in the world and we have the latest in our updated article, “Best Place to Live in the World.”Surprise, surprise…. Melbourne, Australia once again is the best place to live on the planet in the EIU’s “A Summary of the Livability Ranking and Overview 2015” Read more »
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The economy of Saudi Arabia is soaring according to a new report by market research firm Ipsos. The Middle East kingdom outstrips all other countries surveyed on three important measures of economic wellbeing.Ipsos surveyed nearly 18,000 adults in 24 developed countries for its Economic Pulse of the World study and finds that 90 percent of Saudis interviewed say the current Read more »
What? Australia joins the global obesity club? This news may come as a shock to you, considering Australia’s image as a country of tanned, beach-going bodies that spend much of their time actively engaged in outdoor sports.That still may be true, but those tanned bodies appear to be changing, thanks to the Aussie appetite for fast food.Reuters, in a new Read more »
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New York-based Metropolis magazine is out with its city livability list and finds Toronto is the best city to live, work and play.The magazine reviewed major cities around the world for housing, amenities, connectivity and what it calls the “pleasures” a city has to offer its people. Additionally, it consulted a variety of experts to identify cities that are excelling Read more »
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A new Ipsos global poll reflects a growing antipathy toward immigrants in most of the developed world.The tidal wave of immigrants fleeing the troubled areas of the Middle East and North Africa are registering the most impact, particularly on Europe.Ipsos says that half of the citizens in the 24 countries studied say there are too many immigrants in their country. Read more »