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Expat Network Newsletter – August 2022

Welcome to Expat Network’s August newsletter.

Retirement abroad is increasingly attractive to many and a recent survey by Pensionbee even had as many as 47% of Brits saying that they were considering retiring abroad. We are planning a Retire Abroad Roadshow at Epsom Racecourse in November and hope to see some of you there. We also look at Antigua as a potential retirement destination.

Another growth trend is the life as a digital nomad driven by people’s ability to work remotely and desire to travel. We look at 15 countries with digital nomad visas, at the best beach communities around the world and at how to start a travel blog.

For those looking for a more traditional route of working abroad we have a piece on how to write a CV for an international career and how to explain a gap in your CV.

Looking at the results of some recent surveys we have an article on the most expensive cities in the world and another on countries with the best work-life balance in Europe.

The international property market is seeing significant activity and Kyero have sent us the conclusions from their Q2 European Overseas Property Market Tracker as well as an article explaining the record year for the European market.

Finally, we have an article on how to plan for your healthcare for those thinking about moving abroad for the first time.

The Expat Network Team

Retire Abroad Roadshow

In 2020 we had planned to hold the first Retire Abroad Roadshow but a certain pandemic led to its postponement and then cancellation. We are now planning to hold this event at the Epson Downs Racecourse on 5th November. For anyone planning to retire abroad this event will provide you with all the information you need to plan your move and give you the opportunity to ask your questions to our panel of specialist covering all aspects of the move. You will also get the opportunity to arrange a one-to-one meeting with any of our specialists to discuss your specific circumstances. We have a limited number of discounted tickets so ensure you book early and we look forward to seeing you there.

7 Reasons To Retire To Antigua

The idyllic image of relaxing on a palm tree fringed beach on a Caribbean Island is part of the dream for many people. Add to that tax and financial incentives and it provides excellent reasons to retire to Antigua. Here we set out a great opportunity to enjoy your retirement in Antigua.

Top 15 Countries With Digital Nomad Visas

Digital nomad visas are a new way to live and work remotely in a different country. Read on to discover how these visas help travelers to live and work abroad. Learn about the top digital nomad visa countries and find out where and how to apply for these countries’ digital nomad visas.

8 Best Beach Communities For Expats

Moving to another country can be exciting – you have the freedom to choose the best location for your new home. This freedom comes with responsibility and it’s wise to pay close attention to these decisions. So, if you can pick a place to enjoy your work and spend time on the beach – why wouldn’t you take that opportunity? Here are the best beach communities for expats that can be your next home.

The Ultimate Expat Guide To Starting A Travel Blog

It can feel like everyone and their dog has a travel blog. There are thousands of travel-focused Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube accounts as well as websites documenting travel all around the globe. If you want to give it a go, you need to know how to go about starting a travel blog.

How To Write A Resume For An International Career

Resume expectations differ significantly in various countries and regions around the world, so it’s important to prepare your resume for the specific country where you hope to work. Research the resume customs of your target region, check out resume examples to help you get started, and adjust your resume accordingly to maximize your chances of success in setting off on an international career.

How To Explain A Gap In Your CV

There can be many reasons why you have a gap in your CV and many try to hide the reasons feeling it will reduce their chances of getting the next job even if the gap was for a valid reason. How should you deal with the career break?

Most Expensive Cities In The World 2022

Hong Kong retains its spot at number one in the ranking of the most expensive cities in the world, while New York moves further up the ranking, overtaking Geneva (3rd) to secure second place. London jumps up one place, overtaking Tokyo to become 4th, ECA International’s (ECA) latest cost of living report reveals.

Europe’s Best Life-Work Balance Nations

Life-work balance is an evolving definition, designed to challenge and change the way we juggle our personal lives alongside the demands of our careers. In their latest data study, global hiring specialists Remote have coined the term to help workers put their life before the pressure of the job.

Record-Breaking Year For European Overseas Property Buying

2022 is set to be record-breaking year for moving overseas, as ‘expat-preneurs’ search for property in the sun. Kyero have seen an increase in buyer interest and have conducted a survey to identify the reasons people give for their overseas property buying.

The Kyero European Overseas Property Market Tracker: Q2 2022

A quarterly overseas European property market tracker based on market leader user data. Updated quarterly, benchmarking three key areas; average asking price per overseas market (Spain, France, Italy, Portugal), numbers of properties for sale per country and consumer interest in each country.

Make Your Plan to Access Healthcare Abroad

Planning a move overseas? Don’t forget about your access to healthcare abroad. No one wants to think about being sick, getting injured, or running out of medication — but these are all possible scenarios. And if any of them should occur while living abroad, you’ll have to resolve the issue while also navigating a new and unfamiliar healthcare system. So make a plan ahead of time to ensure that if you need healthcare overseas, it will be just another part of your adventure!

Capital Consulting

Expat Network's online Service Directories includes companies to assist with your life overseas. This month we profile:

HSBC Expat

Why you should open a bank account with HSBC Expat An expat bank account provides the convenience of managing and growing your money in a central location.

International Citizens Insurance

Find the best expat international health insurance plan for your budget and needs.

1st Move International

1st Move International are a specialist international removals company offering fast, weekly services direct from the UK to a range of destinations worldwide.


Shipping your car overseas? We are trusted and professional car shipping experts with over 20 years’ experience and a variety of services to a wide range of destinations across the globe.

Ibex Insurance

Ibex Insurance is an international insurance broker established in 2000 and has grown to be one of the largest providers of insurance to the expatriate community in the Iberian Peninsula.

GoSimple Tax

Self-assessment is easy when you use GoSimpleTax. HMRC recognised GoSimpleTax has been developed for you and not accountants, calculating and submitting your return direct to HMRC.

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