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Oct 10, 2008
Worst Countries for Expatriates
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People mostly make the decision to start a new life overseas because they want to experience a better quality of life than their native country can offer. In United Kingdom (UK), one of the reasons for moving abroad is to escape the rising cost of living there. Majority of UK immigrants are retirees who have a stable but fixed income.


So in migrating, one of the most important things to consider is the cost of living in the country where you want to settle. Where do you want to migrate? Would you be able to maximize your money’s worth in the new country or living there would burn a hole in your pocket?


So if you want to know the best countries to migrate with regard to its affordability, it is also essential that you are aware of the countries to avoid. Here are some of the cities with the whopping cost of living.


Moscow. As of this writing, Moscow is still the most expensive city in the world according to the Mercer survey. A cup of coffee here would already cost you £5.19.


Tokyo. The second most expensive city in 2008 is Tokyo. The rent for a modest two-bedroom apartment here would chunk £2,613 off your monthly budget.


London. It is not advisable for UK citizens to migrate to London even if it is close to UK because it is the third most expensive city in the world.


Switzerland. Switzerland is a tax-free country but two cities in it belong to the most expensive list: Geneva at number 8 and Zurich at number 9.


Milan.  Many are attracted to live in Milan because it a beautiful city but its popularity is also one of the reasons why it will costs one a fortune to live here. It is the 10th most expensive city in the world.

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Bermuda has to be up there. Outrageously expensive - Robert Gigli
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