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    EconomyCosta Rica is Central America’s second largest economy, just behind Guatemala. The World Bank (2013) ranked Costa Rica’s nearly US$50 billion gross domestic product (GDP) eighty-first out of 192 countries Read more »
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     Geography and ClimateLocated in the southern one-third of Central America, Costa Rica (rich coast in Spanish) is framed by Nicaragua on its northern border, Panama on its southern border, the Read more »
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    Immigration Entry Requirements You will not need a visa to enter Costa Rica as an American, but a passport valid for up to 90 days with a blank visa stamp Read more »
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    Work in France

     EconomyFrance is a leading industrialized country with a mature and sophisticated market economy. The World Bank (2013) ranked the country’s economy fifth in the world with a gross domestic product Read more »
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    Live in France

     Geography and ClimateFrance is Western Europe’s largest country, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea and Spain on its southern border to Belgium on its northern border. Nearly the size of Texas Read more »
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      Immigration Entry Requirements A valid passport is required for all U.S. citizens entering France. Before entering the border, you must have documentary evidence of the purpose of your visit, Read more »
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    Work in China

    EconomyChina’s strong economy stands out in a global environment of moderate to slow growth. The World Bank (2013) ranked the country’s nearly US$9.2 trillion Gross Domestic Product (GDP) second globally, Read more »
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    Geography and ClimateLocated in Eastern Asia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) sprawls over nearly 3.7 million square miles, making the country the fourth largest in the world by land Read more »
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    Live in Denmark

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    EconomyDenmark has one of the highest standards of living in the world. The Danish economy is characterized by extensive government welfare measures and an equitable distribution of income. The World Read more »
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    Move to Denmark

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A View Abroad

Cologne, Germany
In case you missed it earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report came out with its first-ever survey of the Best Countries in the World and ranks Germany #1.The magazine’s Best Countries rankings evaluate 60 countries across 24 rankings drawn from a survey of more than 16,000 global citizens.Why Germany? U.S. News & World Report says: “People view Germany Read more »

Living Abroad

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The best way to find free cost of living information for Mexico, or most any other country in the world, is to visit a crowd-sourced website like Expatistan. Why? Because alternative sources like the Mercer Cost of Living Survey and the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Study are done primarily for corporations and are expensive.These corporate studies are Read more »

Adventurers Abroad

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Our Adventurers Abroad feature this month is a chapter from my new book “Adventurers Abroad: The New American Expat Generation.”“I immigrated to France in the early nineteen-nineties. If you think about it, in America we would not think twice about somebody who immigrated from Cambodia or Korea or France to set up a business or work as a scientist for Read more »

Entrepreneurs Abroad

John and Florence Youden Nice,France
Life has been good to John Youden. After years of business success in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the 56-year-old Canadian recently sold his publishing business and bought homes in Nice, France and Lisbon, Portugal to live the life of a globe-hopping expat entrepreneur.Youden moved to Puerto Vallarta in the late 1980s from Prince Rupert, British Columbia and decided to stay when Read more »

More Articles & Blogs

Cologne, Germany
In case you missed it earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report came out with its first-ever survey of the Best Countries in the World and ranks Germany #1.The magazine’s Best Countries rankings evaluate 60 countries across 24 rankings drawn from a survey of more than 16,000 global citizens.Why Germany? U.S. News & World Report says: “People view Germany Read more »
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The world’s centenarian population is growing and is estimated by 2050 to be eight times larger than today, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.Pew says more than half a million oldsters 100 years of age or more were still going strong in 2015, which is more than four times more global centenarians than 1990. By 2050, Read more »
John Youden in Nice, France
If you’ve always dreamed of being an entrepreneur abroad, our new article, “From Mexico to the Mediterranean,” will whet your appetite even more.After years of business success in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 56-year-old Canadian John Youden recently sold his publishing business and bought homes in Nice, France and Lisbon, Portugal to live the life of a globe-hopping expat entrepreneur.Youden moved to Read more »
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Heather Etchevers, now a citizen of France, shares a life abroad in France in our new article  “Adventure to Marseilles, France.”Heather, now 45, began her journey to Marseilles from the Boston area, Newton to be specific. Dad was an electrical engineer and mom, a former English teacher, stayed at home to raise Heather and her younger brother.As a child Heather Read more »
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Our Living Abroad article for May, “Free Cost of Living Information for Mexico,” points out that the best way to find free cost of living information for Mexico, or most any other country in the world, is to visit a crowd-sourced website like Expatistan.Why? Because alternative sources like the Mercer Cost of Living Survey and the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Read more »
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If you want to achieve personal well-being, head for countries that have strong economies, reports the Ipsos Global @dvisor in a new study.Asked what the most important factors are in improving their personal well-being, 97 percent of 17,538 adults in 24 countries rank a stronger economy #1. Following closely in second place is more and better sleep, which receives a Read more »
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Young Millennials in Mexico City are not so different from their counterparts in the U.S. when it comes to a desire to be their own boss, says a new article from global research firm Gallup.Many of Mexico City’s young people are flocking to a new entrepreneurship program developed by the city’s Fund for Social Development (Fondeso) in partnership with the Read more »
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Earth celebrated its day last Friday by having 175 of its countries come to New York to sign an international treaty that will limit global warming this century to below 2 degrees Celsius.So far, 55 countries representing 55 percent of global greenhouse emissions have ratified the agreement struck in Paris late last year. All of the 175 countries must ratify Read more »