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Living Abroad is where we share everything you need to know about living abroad. Expat stories, destination information, retiring abroad, healthcare and more.


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How some Australians are retiring in Bali

Make your retirement savings go further and consider retiring in Bali. Check out how these Australians are doing it. I am sure you, like me and many other Australians, have said at some point how great it would be to be retiring in Bali.…
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The Dutch Healthcare System - What Expats Should Know

The Dutch healthcare system is supposedly one of the best healthcare systems in Europe.  We explore what expats need to understand about the dutch healthcare system, mandatory health insurance, and the reciprocal health agreement with Australia. Australians…
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Quick Facts For Australians In The Netherlands

Get your head around the key issues for Australians in the Netherlands. There are many reasons Australians in The Netherlands enjoy their time their.  The Netherlands is one of the major destinations for Australians living abroad.…

Latest Expat Tips

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6 reasons why Australian Expats should be on Linkedin

Linkedin is an important social media network for professionals to maintain their network and find work. But for Australian expats, there is even more value in being on Linkedin. 6 Reasons Why Australian Expats Should Be On LinkedIn Social…
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Surviving Your First European Winter

The prospect of your first European winter should rightly be filling you with not only excitement but also a tingle of fear for what lies ahead in some of the world's chilliest places. Coming from an environment of balmy days and cool, yet…
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Survival Language: 5 ways to fit in a like a local

Unless you're moving to a country within the Anglosphere, there's a good chance that you're going to have to try and communicate in a foreign language. The odds are that you may have had an opportunity to learn a language at school, but does…

Latest Healthcare Articles

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The Dutch Healthcare System - What Expats Should Know

The Dutch healthcare system is supposedly one of the best healthcare systems in Europe.  We explore what expats need to understand about the dutch healthcare system, mandatory health insurance, and the reciprocal health agreement with Australia. Australians…
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What Expats Should Know About the Dubai Healthcare System

The key facts every expat planning to move to Dubai should know about the Dubai healthcare system. Whilst many would assume that being in the Middle East means that access to quality healthcare would be difficult, the reality is that…
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5 reasons why expats choose IPMI

You’ll miss it when it’s gone. We might take it for granted - but it’s worth remembering that the Australian healthcare system is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best. If life abroad is on the cards, the “little differences”…

Latest Retiring Abroad

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How some Australians are retiring in Bali

Make your retirement savings go further and consider retiring in Bali. Check out how these Australians are doing it. I am sure you, like me and many other Australians, have said at some point how great it would be to be retiring in Bali.…
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What to consider if you plan to retire abroad from Australia

No matter whether its the cost of living, the lifestyle, or just to be close to family - if you are thinking that you will retire abroad from Australia then here are some things you should consider before moving overseas. 1. Tax Implications Moving…
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Retiring Overseas : How to stretch your retirement savings without compromising your lifestyle

Many Australians are now attracted to the thought of retiring overseas as a way to make their retirement savings go further.  Martin is one such person considering the move.  He shares his thoughts as well as explaining how retiring overseas…

Latest on Moving Back to Australia

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Moving House Checklist - When Moving Overseas

Moving overseas or even moving house can be a stressful time for any family.  Getting started early with the process will make things less overwhelming.  To help, we have created this moving house checklist for use when moving overseas. Moving…
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Moving to Australia - Tips for getting your furniture through Australian Customs quickly

For some people, moving to Australia can be an administrative nightmare with Australian customs requirements.  In this article, we review the restrictions Australian customs and quarantine impose, and what you can do when moving to Australia…
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Moving home to Australia - what will you need to leave behind?

Moving home to Australia can be an exciting and even a cathartic experience after living abroad. You might be looking forward to seeing your family, career advancement and even the little things like the weather or your childhood foods. When…

Living Abroad Archives


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The 10 Types of Expats That Roam the World

February 3, 2016/by Craig
living in Singapore

Living in Singapore : Is it the best place for expats?

March 30, 2017/by Australian Expat Investor Contributor
What does Brexit mean for the British pound vs Australian dollar?

What does Brexit mean for the British pound vs Australian dollar?

April 21, 2016/by Craig
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6 things to consider before moving to Fiji

April 3, 2017/by Australian Expat Investor Contributor
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9 Things You Must Consider When Moving Back To Australia

October 15, 2016/by Craig
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Tax Issues Australians in The Netherlands Should Know

January 10, 2017/by Craig
dubai summer heat

Surviving the Dubai summer heat as an Aussie Expat

March 6, 2017/by Australian Expat Investor Contributor
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2017 sports calendar for Aussies in London

January 26, 2017/by Australian Expat Investor Contributor
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Am I entitled to an Australian pension if retiring overseas?

January 3, 2017/by Craig
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The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement – Should Australians Abroad Rely On Them?

November 8, 2016/by Craig
survival language - fit in like a local expat

Survival Language: 5 ways to fit in a like a local

February 12, 2017/by Australian Expat Investor Contributor
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Tips on taking medication overseas when you travel abroad

June 30, 2017/by Australian Expat Investor Contributor
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International social security agreements and how they impact your pension

January 3, 2017/by Craig
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Protecting Against Identity Fraud While Living Abroad

January 18, 2016/by Craig
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5 ideas to ease the administrative burden for Australians working abroad

December 2, 2014/by Craig
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Should you worry about how you complete your Australian outgoing passenger card and incoming passenger card?

December 3, 2015/by Craig
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