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Global Versus Local Pay

Ramesh prefers to say “I am from Dubai and Mumbai” as these are the two places he feels he is a “local” rather than have to explain “My parents were from India. I was born in Dubai and grew up … Continue reading

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Xpatulator Cost of Living Worldwide Rankings – October 2013

Zurich in Switzerland is ranked as the overall most expensive city to live in, world-wide, according to Xpatulator.com’s October 2013 international cost of living rankings. While Angola is the most expensive country. Hong Kong has moved up one place to become the second most … Continue reading

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Expatriate Spotlight on Andorra la Vella in Andorra

Andorra is famous for great skiing and shopping and some of the most dramatic scenery in the Pyrenees with over 300 days of sunshine a year. In the last five years, over €50 million has been invested in mountain cafés … Continue reading

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Expatriate Spotlight on Algiers in Algeria

Algiers is a large, busy, Mediterranean city that, thanks mainly to oil and gas, is growing and prospering. The number of new cars on the roads is a sign of growing personal prosperity. The population has doubled in the last … Continue reading

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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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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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Unusual British exports

The traditional red telephone box is fast disappearing from Britain’s streets, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, track down one of the many hundreds sold abroad. This one can be found on Dickenson Bay in Antigua, but others have ended up … Continue reading

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Australia pressured to speed up skilled migrant applications

Australia pressured to speed up skilled migrant applications Continue reading

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