The "best place" to live is entirely subjective. The best place for you might be a nightmare for me, and vice versa. It all depends on your likes, dislikes, interests, and your goal for moving to a new place. That said, there's always a rush … [Read more...] about Best Countries to Live in 2018
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A recurring expat theme revolves around quality of life. This is mostly subjective, and something you might perceive as positive which adds to your quality of life, might be a negative to me. One example might be the proximity of bars and clubs. If … [Read more...] about Quality of Life: What Does It Mean to You?
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
"Quality of life" means something different to each of us. On top of that, it changes over time. What makes for great quality of life when we're in our 20s doesn't work so well when our kids are in Middle and High School, or after they go off to … [Read more...] about Quality of Life is an Elusive Beast
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?
As the year 2012 draws to a close, it's natural to review the previous year and look forward to the next. If you're planning to move abroad in 2013 one of the questions you're probably asking yourself is, "where's the best place in the world to … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Place to Retire Overseas?
Numbeo has just released its annual Quality of Life information for 2012. Factors that comprise overall "quality of life" rankings include purchasing power (including rent), ratio of house prices to incomes, safety, health, pollution, traffic and … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Quality of Life in 2012?
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
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
Wow! The January, 2011 International Living just arrived in my mailbox and I am speechless. . . stunned. They've named the 2011 Top Quality of Life countries and they've put the USA at the top of the list. Since I saw the article, I've been … [Read more...] about Quality of Life Index for 2011: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics