April 20, 2010

Calculate your cost of living

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Here is a great tool for expats. This report provides you with the rank of cost of living indexes as at April 2010 for 282 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate spending patterns across 13 broad categories (Basket Groups). For more information, articles and tools, go to:

April 15, 2010

Career issues for accompanying partners

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As a follow up to my last blog regarding Brookfield’s Global Relocation Trends Survey Report, it’s clear that the subject of partner relocation is a hot topic. Why else would blogs, websites and books be dedicated to the subject? Just look at what Robin Pascoe and Jo Parfitt have produced on this theme!

I came across a blog by Margarita Gokun Silver that focuses on what spouses and partners need in order to be satisfied with their career choices, and ways to help them look for employment if they feel they want or need to. The gist of the article is that more and more spouses are feeling dissatisfied with what is available to them in terms of employment and are unwilling to relocate without a job.

In order to support these accompanying spouses and partners, globalcoachcenter.com lists some things you can do. In particular, the blog cites coaching, specialized job searches, and offering training geared toward the spouse’s specific needs. To read the whole blog, click here.

April 10, 2010

Expat population growing worldwide

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An interesting blog on reloroundtable.com features the 2010 Global Relocation Trends Survey Report, published by Brookfield Global Relocation Services . It shows a trend toward growing expat populations and older expats. On the negative side is the increasing difficulty for accompanying spouses and partners to find a job when relocated. To read more on this, check out the blog

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