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cost of living in Portugal

What It Costs to Live in Portugal

  I’ve sung the praises of traveling for cheap in Portugal before after being impressed by how reasonably priced it was when I visited for a couple weeks. But what does it cost to actually live there as an expat? Here
Lake Batur Spa in Bali

Living in Bali – Costs and Best Places for Expats

The last time I visited Bali was so long ago that it was getting less than 1/10 the amount of visitors it does now. The Indonesian island has become a digital nomad hotspot though, a prime choice for many who want
expatriates filing taxes from another country

What Do Americans Do About Taxes When They Live Abroad?

As the author of A Better Life for Half the Price, one of the questions I get from potential expats is, “What do I do about taxes after I move to another country?” Well, Americans abroad have to file U.S. taxes
moving abroad where do I start

I Want to Move Abroad. Where Do I Start?

“When I do research about moving abroad, I get overwhelmed by all the information. Where do I start?” I used to get variations on this question every month when I wrote about international living on my blog and started reporting from
living costs are cheap in Cambodia

What it Costs to Live in Cambodia

  How do these expenses for living in Cambodia compare to yours? A 2-bedroom apartment with a pool in the capital city for $500, a $5 massage for an hour, a full-time nanny or housekeeper for $120 a month, meals out