Where in this big, glorious world can you find the countries with the highest quality of life? There's no single answer to that question. Mark Twain famously said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Keep that in … [Read more...] about Countries with the Highest Quality of Life in 2014
Where's the best country to retire overseas? I get that question a lot. I wish I had a simple answer, but as long as people are different -- with different hopes, wishes, dreams, likes and dislikes -- there's no one-size-fits-all answer. And … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Country to Retire Overseas in 2013?
When you're considering moving to another country, one of the big things you think about (at least I do) is the quality of life you'll be leaving and what you'll find in your new home. As 2011 has drawn to a close, let's take a quick look back at the … [Read more...] about Best Quality of Life Cities and Countries in 2011
Blogs by and about expats are a great place to find information, ideas, tips, and get a general feel for what it might be like to live elsewhere. Here are a dozen interesting expat blogs I've found recently. Europe Expat in Germany provides … [Read more...] about Best Places to Find Expat Life Information, Ideas and Tips
Every year International Living publishes its list of the top ten retirement havens. They've just sent out their September issue, and it includes their take on the best spots in the world to retire. I've been known to take issue with their findings … [Read more...] about Top 10 Spots to Retire Overseas in 2011
An organization called Nation Ranking recently released its 2011 Quality of Life Index. One hundred thirty-seven countries were ranked according to: "a nation's livability for its average inhabitant. It is a composite of six sub-indexes, each … [Read more...] about Best Countries for Quality of Life in 2011
As future expats trying to decide where to live, we have to balance all sorts of important issues: quality of life, health care, affordability, weather and climate seem to top everyone's lists. The Economist recently ranked cities worldwide for … [Read more...] about 36 Best Cities for Quality of Life or Business
I don't generally follow investment websites or blogs, but The Oblivious Investor caught my eye recently. Why? Because author Rick Todd rated some expat retirement destinations based on how much income you have to retire on. His top five picks for … [Read more...] about Retire to Latin America if You’re Poor, Europe if You’re Not
A few days ago, I posted the results of International Living's 2010 Annual Retirement Index. Topping this prestigious list are Ecuador Panama Mexico France Italy Today I'm looking at a very different list: this one includes the 10 Most … [Read more...] about 10 Best Expat Destinations
In the Expat Web group on LinkedIn, a member asked recently, “As an Expat, which countries do you think have the best and worst health care systems?” Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Malta and France all received positive comments. One poster … [Read more...] about Which Countries Have the Best Health Care?