Living overseas used to be a radical idea. It meant being cut off from friends and family for long periods of time…maybe even forever.
But now—in our increasingly connected world—moving overseas is not just easy, it’s often clever.
It’s clever because it can afford you a better quality of life…a life where money worries melt away…because prices will make you feel like you’re living in the 1950s… In some places, a taxi ride costs three bucks. Lunch out for $5. A first-run movie is $4 and a housekeeper will clean once a week for $15.But it’s not just about the money…it might be about the weather…or the new experiences, adventure and the chance to move outside your comfort zone…it may just be about escaping the fast pace of life at home…giving you the chance to finally breathe again.
What’s more, friends and family are never far away: gone are the days of waiting weeks for postcards… you can talk to your loved ones face-to-face everyday via your computer. Or not, if you don’t want to. The choice is yours.
Many Australians are making the leap. In fact, there are thriving expat communities in beautiful destinations the world over…where adjusting is easy because English is widely spoken and you can quickly form a support network of like-minded expats.
We make it our mission to uncover places like these…and help you understand what it takes to thrive when living overseas.
We’ll cover everything you need to know day-to-day…from opening a bank account and applying for healthcare…to local history and customs…to the best places to eat and shop.
We’ll even show you ways to make money while you’re over there. These are jobs you’ll be able to get done in the morning hours…so you have the rest of the day left over to relax in a hammock…or go hiking or kite-surfing if you want to…
Some involve being in one spot…but most use the internet…so you’ll be able to live the laptop lifestyle and make money from anywhere on Earth.
If you’ve ever dreamed of living overseas…of going to a place where the culture is different…of starting to live again…now is the best time to do it…and with our global network of over 200 contributors… International Living Australia is the best resource to help get you there.