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Expat Network Newsletter – September 2022

Welcome to Expat Network’s September newsletter.

We have extended to the end of September the availability of the early bird price for the Retire Abroad Roadshow at Epsom Racecourse in November so you can still obtain a cheap ticket for the event.

We also have an article setting out some great places to consider for your retirement and an article outlining the most popular resorts in Spain for holiday homes and expats and one looking at the cost of living in Spain compared to the UK.

We have an article from Blevins Franks setting out the impact of domicile on UK inheritance tax which means even if you are a long term expat there may be issues for your inheritance planning.

We then have a feature with a series of articles about the mental health of expats

The US remains a popular destination and we look at the best cities for expat entrepreneurs and some advice for those considering moving to Florida.

The Expat Network Team

Retire Abroad Roadshow

The first Retire Abroad Roadshow will be held 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.

5 Great Places to Consider Living Out Your Retirement

There are many great places to spend your retirement, but you want to make sure you find the right fit. Your city and country of choice for retirement should allow you to enjoy all the things you love while being surrounded by like-minded individuals. With ample research and a keen eye for adventure, you’ll choose the perfect fit and be on your way to having a fulfilling and enriching retirement.

The Most Popular Spanish Resorts For Holiday Homes And Expats

The most popular Spanish resorts for prospective expats and holiday home owners have been revealed. In a survey of almost 1,500 people looking for property in Spain, overseas property experts Your Overseas Home reveal the most sought-after regions and resorts, with Costa del Sol taking the top spot.

How Does The Cost Of Living In Spain Compare To the UK?

The cost of living in Spain is an important consideration for people planning to move there to work or retire. It is easy to look at the headlines comparing country to country but the experience can be very different depending on where you currently live and where you plan to live in Spain.

UK Inheritance Tax And Domicile – What You Need To Know Today

UK inheritance tax follows you around the world since it’s based on domicile, not residence. You could live abroad long term and still be liable for this legacy tax. Here, Blevins Franks look at key facts about UK inheritance tax and domicile and how it could affect your intended heirs.

Burned Out Overseas – The State Of Expat Life 2022

Cigna Global Healthcare carried out a survey to establish the current state of expat life in 2022 and the impact that the pandemic has had on expat attitudes and behaviours. Here we publish their findings which shows a major change in many aspects of expats’ lives and their future plans.

How Does Healthcare In 10 Popular Expat Countries Measure Up?

After a long period of travel uncertainty, many people are now revisiting their plans to relocate abroad. With the global pandemic highlighting just how important accessible healthcare is, health policies should be something expats factor in to their relocation decision.

Healthcare can differ hugely depending on which country you’re living in, with each destination having it’s own policies and financing models that will affect how much and what you get for your money. With this is mind, Property Guides have analysed the healthcare systems in the top 10 most popular countries for expats and found the top five most affordable and comprehensive.

7 Tips for Coping With Expat Depression

It is widespread for expats to lack the proper mental health care coverage abroad. Some locations even lack access to mental health professionals and institutions for everyone, not just expats. And even if you end up in a place where counseling is available, like a school in case you are studying abroad, it’s most likely only going to be available in a different language or culture from your own.

Top Destinations Around The World For Mental Health And Wellness

We all need a break from reality sometimes and there is no better way to achieve this than with a mental health and wellness retreat. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritising wellness has never been more important. And, as travel restrictions have been easing in many places, wellness travel has taken off like never before.

Best US Cities For Expat Entrepreneurs

The integration of immigrants into the social, economic and political infrastructures of American cities has a long history. However, some cities are performing significantly better than others when it comes to meeting the unique demands of migrants. So, whether you already live in the US or are considering relocating there, here is a list of the best US cities for expat entrepreneurs.

6 Important Things To Know Before Moving To Florida

Florida is the third most popular state to live in the USA. Florida’s nickname ”Sunshine State” attracts many who want to live in warmer areas. In addition to being a popular place to move for Americans, foreigners often move to Florida. Here are six important things to know before moving to Florida.

Living In Miami As An Expat: What You Should Know

There are many reasons to pick Miami as a place to build your expat life; one of them is retiring in Florida. Miami is also a city with a currently booming economy and a great job market. This makes it a good destination for any expat looking for a job in the US.

5 Tips to Help Your Dog Settle In After Relocating Abroad

Moving to another country or simply to another home can put some stress on the whole family. This includes your pets as well, as they understand the concept of moving less than us. You need to basically explain everything to them and hope they will not find the whole move too stressful. And, luckily, there are some things you can do to help your dog settle in having moved stress-free and even help it adjust to the new home easier.

Capital Consulting

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

Mortgage Direct

We are Spain’s leading independent mortgage broker - established since 2006 Mortgage Direct has become the leading independent mortgage broker in Spain, as confirmed by the main lenders.

British Shop Abroad

We deliver British groceries to Expat's and British food lovers Worldwide. Quick delivery and affordable

William Russell

International insurance for people living & working abroad We’re an expat health insurance provider taking a different approach to insurance.

One SimCard

OneSimCard – Stay in Touch OneSimCard is an international roaming SIM card which provides quality low-cost mobile phone and data service in over 200 countries.

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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