Articles tagged as "Expats in Spain"

Articles tagged as "Expats in Spain" : 52 articles

Brit expats in EU to continue receiving annual pension increase

British pensioners resident in the EU can rest easy following the publication of government documents confirming that pension payments will continue to rise for expats.

British pensioners resident in the EU can rest easy following the publication of government documents confirming that pension payments will continue to rise for expats.

Expat British pensioners who live in the European Union (EU) are to be reassured that their pensions will continue to rise each year after Brexit, reports the Daily Telegraph.

According to official documents released by the British government, British state pensions will not be ‘frozen’ in March 2019 – the month in which the UK is expected to leave the EU…

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Author: 15/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Run for the sun: 85% of expats in Spain drawn by the climate, poll finds

While for many countries the attraction to expats is the chance of a career, for Spain, it is the climate and the lifestyle that proves the biggest draw.

While for many countries the attraction to expats is the chance of a career, for Spain, it is the climate and the lifestyle that proves the biggest draw.

A new poll of expats by Internations has found that Spain’s abundant sunshine was the main reason why 85% of expats moved there…

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Author: 29/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Three ways to guard against reverse culture shock as an expat

Your old home might not look like this, which goes some way to explaining the phenomenon of reverse culture shock.

Your old home might not look like this, which goes some way to explaining the phenomenon of reverse culture shock.

We all know that the post-holiday blues crash-landing is often softened by the return to home comforts. Be it a good cup of tea, your local pub, or even just the smells and sounds of the nearby park, coming home after an extended time away can feel like a steady return to “normality”.

The danger for expats who live in another country is that their “normality” shape-shifts, meaning a return “home” can be just as much of a culture shock as the initial move overseas was.

Brits who have lived in Spain for many years can attest to this phenomenon. For many, a move overseas is the first time that they have been outside of the UK for longer than three weeks at a time – and this can be disconcerting for some.

So if you’re worried about reverse culture shock, take these three easy steps to guard against it and ensure that you feel at home in two places, rather than none…

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Author: 23/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish property and jobs proving popular… with returning Spaniards

Fiesta time for Spain as the country enjoys the status as one of Europe's most dynamic and positive economies.

Fiesta time for Spain as the country enjoys the status as one of Europe’s most dynamic and positive economies.

Spain’s population has begun to grow for the first time since 2011, reaching 46.58 million at the beginning of the year, according to data from the Institute of National Statistics (INE).

This boost has been attributed to a rise in newborn babies, a growth in expats and immigrants and – rather significantly – a spurt of “returnees”: Spaniards who left the country during the tough recession years who are now flocking back as the recovery goes from strength to strength…

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Author: 07/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s population rises for first time in five years

In 2016 Spain recorded an increase in immigration for the first time since 2011.

In 2016 Spain recorded an increase in immigration for the first time since 2011.

The stunning upturn in Spain’s economic fortunes has begun to make itself felt in the country’s immigration statistics, with 2016 being the first year since 2009 that the population actually grew.

In the post-millennium years up until 2009, the population of Spain increased steadily each year via a mixture of a positive birth rate and inward immigration…

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Author: 05/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Average expat takes six months to feel settled, finds study

Give it six months of living overseas and your new country will reward you in numerous ways.

Give it six months of living overseas and your new country will reward you in numerous ways.

If you’ve recently taken the life-changing step to move away from your home country to become an expat, first of all: well done! While it can feel daunting, it will most likely prove to be the best decision you ever make…

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Author: 15/05/2017 [0] Comments 

70% of British expats unlikely to return home, poll finds

Expat living is not always a walk on the beach, but the majority of Brits who make the leap never want to look - or move - back.

Expat living is not always a walk on the beach, but the majority of Brits who make the leap never want to look – or move – back.

Becoming an expat or immigrant is usually not a decision taken lightly. Uprooting one’s life can be stressful, but generally – with enough planning and forethought – the experience is a profoundly positive one. So much so that, according to a new poll of Brits who have emigrated abroad, 69% do not want to move back to the UK. Ever

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Author: 11/05/2017 [0] Comments 

Time running out to swap old pesetas for euros

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The final day that the Banco de España will swap your pesetas for euros is 31 December 2020.

Although it certainly doesn’t seem anywhere near that long ago, it was way back on 1 January 2002 – yep, more than 15 whole years ago – that Spain converted from pesetas (which were first introduced in 1869), to shiny new euros.  And despite the fact that the peseta lost its legal tender status just two months later, Spanish households still have millions and millions of them safely tucked away, maybe out of nostalgia or perhaps for a rainy day…

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Author: 09/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Remain in Spain: fewer Spaniards emigrate abroad than any other European nation, UN data shows

The lure of Spain is not just felt by sun-starved Northerners...

The lure of Spain is not just felt by sun-starved Northerners…

We all know that Spain is the most popular holiday and property destination in Europe, proving that the country appeals to many Europeans, Americans, Chinese etc from around the world.

But interesting data published last week by the UN has revealed that only 2.7% of Spaniards live abroad – the lowest proportion in Europe.

The UN map shows that in most Eastern European nations there is a high percentage of the native population who have emigrated elsewhere, with Bosnia and Herzegovina scoring a massive 43.3% of its population who have moved abroad…

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Author: 06/02/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain clinches 4th spot in quality of life expat survey

The InterNations survey ranked Spain as the fourth best place in the world for expat quality of life.

The InterNations survey ranked Spain as the fourth best place in the world for expat quality of life.

Spain is one of the finest places in the world to be an expat, according to a recent survey by expat network InterNations, which polled more than 14,300 expats globally about their experiences of living abroad…

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Author: 31/01/2017 [0] Comments 
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