Monthly Archives: January 2011

International Cost of Living Rankings

Once again, Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world in which to live, out of 300 global locations. Asia-Pacific has 4 of the 10 most expensive cities in the world. Europe’s most expensive cities are mostly those that are not on the Euro. The Americas most expensive city is Caracas, which is the world’s second most expensive city to live in for expatriates. Continue reading

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On Culture and Parenting

InCultureParent is an online magazine for parents raising little global citizens. Centered on global parent culture and traditions, we feature articles on parenting around the world and raising multicultural and multilingual (also bicultural and bilingual) children. We also spotlight two … Continue reading

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Health insurers provide policies for cancer sufferers

Medical insurers are moving to fill a void in perhaps the most important, and frightening, area of cover – cancer. Market leader Bupa International has moved into an area which, until recently, has been seen by some insurers as unduly … Continue reading

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Ministers confirm end of default retirement age

The Default Retirement Age (DRA) of 65 is to be phased out between 6 April and 1 October of this year, the government has confirmed. The Department for Business said that as well as benefiting individuals, “the freedom to work … Continue reading

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Britain’s poorest families’ standard of living ‘will continue to fall’

About seven million of Britain’s poorest people will see their spending power fall by a tenth over the next decade because the prices of essentials such as food, fuel and clothing are rising much faster than inflation, according to new … Continue reading

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Expats to be deported for ‘obscene’ gestures

One of the many urban myths with which long-time expats like to scare newcomers to Dubai is that you can be arrested for making rude hand gestures such as “flipping the finger”. http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expat/annabelkantaria/10141335/expats-to-be-deported-for-%E2%80%98obscene%E2%80%99-gestures/

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Offshore savers less protected if banks fail

Offshore savers are yet again being short-changed compared with those onshore. But this time, it’s the level of protection that’s lower for expatriates than for counterparts living in the UK. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/8246100/Offshore-savers-less-protected-if-banks-fail.html

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