Category Archives: cost of living comparison

The Cost of Living in Doha, Qatar

Qatar is a peninsula bordering the Arabian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.  Arabic is the national language and English is spoken by most locals and expatriates. Doha is Qatar’s largest city, with over 80% of the nation’s population residing here or its surrounding … Continue reading

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The Cost of the Expat Summer Holiday

The air of excitement that we all felt while waiting at the airport to go home for the summer holidays was noticeable everywhere. It was 11pm, 2 weeks into the summer holidays and yet the airport was still crowded with expats on their way home for the 2 – 3 month holiday period to destinations all over the world. Continue reading

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The Cost of Connecting

For 3 years I have been a nomadic expat, for 3 years I have battled to find an easy accessible and cheap way to connect while on the road. Why? Well I don’t always stay in hotels where internet access has now become part of the package, although not all hotels offer this service for free and for those who do I am eternally grateful. Continue reading

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Cost of Living – Alcohol & Tobacco – July 2011

Cost of living rank of Alcohol & Tobacco cost of living indexes as at July 2011 for 300 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based … Continue reading

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The Seasoned Expat continued……

While you are preparing to make your move, find an expatriate website or bloggers that you can communicate with and help answer your questions about life in the new country and city.  These are essential support systems that you may … Continue reading

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The Seasoned Expat continued……

While you are preparing to make your move, find an expatriate website or bloggers that you can communicate with and help answer your questions about life in the new country and city.  These are essential support systems that you may … Continue reading

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From Paris with Love

Paris the “City of Love”. Who has not wished to live in Paris once in their lives? There is a line in a Baz Luhrmann song called Sunscreen that goes “Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes … Continue reading

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