Move from France to a place with low cost of living

If you are planning to relocate from France to another international destination, it could be interesting to be aware of the local price index in your moving destination. Moving abroad does not necessarily have to be a privilege for rich people.
The social expat network InterNations has identified in its latest Expat Insider report  the most affordable moving destinations around the world. Over 14000 expats from close to 200 countries were asked to rate the cost of living in their new home abroad. In fact, France is considered a rather expensive country for expats to live, the country is ranked on position 41 of the cheapest places according to the survey. Move from France to a place with low cost of living

One interesting survey finding was: Ecuador is seen as the cheapest international moving destination. And not only this, it is also considered the most popular country for expats from around the world. The living costs in Ecuador have been rated the lowest worldwide, but also 26% of the expats in Ecuador are completely satisfied with their financial situation – with a gross household income of less than 25000 USD. On worldwide average, there are just 15% of the expatriates happy with their financial situation.

The second cheapest country for expatriates to live is Poland with a high score for affordable housing options. Poland is followed by Czech Republic, which is also appreciated for its good housing market. These two central European countries are very popular among British and US expatriates, as these destinations also score high in the quality of life index.

Of course, the survey also revealed those countries that have a high cost of living: According to that the most expensive country for expats to live is Mozambique, followed by Nigeria and Brazil. Housing and security measures play an important role in the overall vote, as the neighbourhoods where expats live, do generally require more security measures and more premium equipment. Plus, food prices have an impact, as those ingredients that are typical of Western or Asian cuisines and that are highly requested have to be imported and naturally cost more. High living costs in these countries don’t seem to bother too much expats as they have enough disposable income: 12 % of the expats in Nigeria stated that they have a yearly income of more than 250000 USD. And not to forget, 38% of the expats who moved to Nigeria were fully reimbursed the international relocation costs.