What does it mean to be an expatriate? Part 2 – How to choose your paradise
As mentioned in Part 1, there are some countries that are very popular now amongst the expat community. They all have their own appeal and it can be quite confusing and stressful deciding as to where to start.
My proposed 10-step program is designed to help you decide on a country you would like to make your paradise.
Make a list of the worlds top overseas havens.
Step 2: Write down a list of your personal preferences and priorities. Write them down in order of priority. The list may include things such as climate, cost of living, taxes, culture, language, healthcare, accessibility to your home country infrastructure and government incentives for foreign investors.
Step 3: Consider the pros and cons of each of these countries according to your priorities. Make a tally sheet for each country.
Step 4: With the information you have gathered, limit your choice down to 3 countries.
>Step 5: My next step and motto is always: Try before you buy, so plan to spend time in each of the countries chosen.
Step 6: While you are in each of the countries use...