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Sep 24, 2009
10 Reasons To Live and Work in Brunei
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Want to live in a country where tax is no issue? Tired of living in a country where basic needs is enormously expensive? Then why not consider living in The State of Brunei Darussalam.

 

Simply known as Brunei, it is small yet powerful country located in South East Asia. This small country is considered as one of the richest countries in the world for being one of the top exporters of oil.

 

Here are the 10 reasons why you should live and work in Brunei:

 

  1. Tax Free Country- Yes, you heard it right. The Brunei government is not strict in terms of taxes. All citizens in Brunei, including expats, do not have to pay for taxes, for it is absolutely free.

 

  1. Low-cost petroleum and other oil products- Oil is the major source of income of Brunei and the main source of the country’s national budget. People in Brunei enjoy low cost of oil in their country.

 

  1. Strong Government and stable economy- Brunei is wisely ruled by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. He managed to create a strong government to watch over their nation and an economy to sustain the needs of their country and their people. Brunei dollar is equivalent to Singaporean dollar. There is no exchange controls so your money can be moved in and out of the country.

 

  1. Expat Destination- Afraid of being outcast? Not in Brunei. About 40% of people in Brunei are foreigners mostly came from UK and other Asian countries. The most common jobs of expats in Brunei are Teachers, factory workers, construction workers and in oil factories.

 

  1. Low crime rate- Major crimes are very rare in Brunei. Although there are crimes recorded, most of them are just petty.

 

  1. Clean living- People in Brunei try to follow a healthy lifestyle. Alcoholic drinks are prohibited, the places are clean, the government has strict rules in keeping their environment healthy. The government is very strict in terms of maintaining cleanliness and orderliness in the country.

 

  1. Cost of Living is less cheaper compared to other wealthy countries- Since there is no tax in Brunei and that the price of oil is cheap, expats has more budget to spend on their basic needs and leisure. The house rents are cheaper than in UK; the food is also less expensive as well as electricity and water bills.

 

  1. Medical Care- Brunei citizens have free access on healthcare. Brunei people are provided with health insurances where they can use for free medical check-ups, diagnostics and for free minor and even major surgeries.

 

  1. Business-friendly- If you are an expat who wants to invest in other country, then consider Brunei. Although most of business transactions in Brunei are for big projects, the government of Brunei is very loose in approving business permits especially if the country and its citizen will benefit a lot from it.

 

  1. Green and wealthy environment- A lost paradise. Brunei manages to keep its environment rich and healthy. Aside from oil and petroleum, eco-tourism plays an important role in keeping its economy stable. The breath-taking views, bluer than blue water and green forests are what tourist and expats love about Brunei.

 

 

 


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