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Living Abroad by Country

The Essential Expatriate Resources

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The number of Americans living abroad has steadily grown over the past decade, as more people have become interested in living abroad, exploring another language and culture, or finding an overseas job. According to the Association of Americans Resident Overseas, there are over 8 million non-military Americans living overseas.

Faced with the numerous challenges of adapting to a new way of life in a foreign country, the best tool for expatriates is to be well informed about their host country and to know how to deal with the various aspects of moving abroad. The Living Abroad section is intended to help you find in-depth information about the top 50 countries and regions worldwide chosen by expats, as well as a plethora of resources that will help make your time abroad more successful and enjoyable. We provide country-specific resources and information on a variety of topics that are relevant to expatriates, as well as general resources which provide database information common to all countries. —Living Abroad Contributing Editor Volker Poelzl.

Editor's note: See The Lure of Living in a Foreign Country for our take on some of the top country choices, with pros and cons, to consider if you are seeking a (new) move abroad.


 Expatriate Resources by Region and Country
Regions Countries
Africa Argentina Japan
Asia and Pacific Australia Malaysia
Europe Austria Mexico
North and Central America Belgium Netherlands
Middle East Brazil New Zealand
South America Canada Panama
Worldwide Country Information Chile Peru
  China Poland
  Costa Rica Portugal
  Czech Republic Russia
  Denmark Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E.
  Ecuador Singapore
  Egypt South Africa
  France South Korea
  Germany Spain
  Greece Sweden
  Grenada Switzerland
  Hungary Taiwan
  India Thailand
  Indonesia Turkey
  Ireland United Kingdom
  Italy  

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