There's a science to moving overseas. For all the adventure of expat life, the new rules and unexpected expectations that come with adjusting to a new culture, it still takes a lot of planning to get it right.
Unless you're willing to settle for pouring drinks in a tourist bar and crashing at a backpacker hostel, you'll need to find a job. Housing, bank accounts, retirement plans -- to be honest, those are all hard enough to manage in your home country. It takes that much more effort when setting up that life involves moving to another country altogether.
That project will add visas, complex working and finance laws, tax headaches and logistical questions to your many personal complications.
There are at least a few ways to make this all easier on yourself, and the best method is to start by picking the right place to live. Here, courtesy of Internations' annual "Expat Insider" survey, are the five best places in the world for your expat adventure… and the five worst.
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