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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

France is the best place in Europe to live so says uSwitch.com in their annual Quality of Life Index (Spain came in a close second). Their survey took into account 16 factors. France did well in higher life expectancy, investment in healthcare systems and lower prices on energy, food and drinks. Still, France has its challenges.  Read more…

France is a better place to live than most of her European counterpart. (so says a 2015 study done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development which can be read in its entirety here. According to OECD, the French are healthier, live in a cleaner environment and enjoy better housing conditions. Read more…

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in France

numbeo-paris     expatnation-france     france-angloinfo

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

France is not a cheap location for expats, particular in its cities. In addition to that, expat remuneration tends not to reflect the general high cost of living. This is a stark contrast to the more lucrative arrangements available in other countries and continents. That said the pull of France is that lots of  money is not necessary to enjoy a high quality of life. Living in France offers expats a life that is rich in culture and entertainment. France has the largest land area of any country in Western Europe. Its capital city, Paris, is the largest city in Europe and houses approximately 1/6th of France’s total population. Read more…

Satisfying sites on cost of living in France

numbeo-france      numbeo-paris     expatistan-paris

Climate

Climate

France generally experiences long hot summers and cool winters across much of the country.The Southern part is noticeably drier with rainfall coming in Spring and Autumn with snowfall in the Alps and Pyrenees. In the Northeastern areas the summers are relatively warm but the winters are colder with the rainfall being distributed throughout the year. Snowfall is likely in winter. In winter, temperatures in the south range from 6 to 14 degrees Celsius and between 12 and 27 degrees in summer. Temperatures in the north and around Paris range from between 2 and 11 degrees Celsius in winter to lows of 13 and highs of 25 degrees Celsius in summer.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

If you are a European Union National you have the entitlement  to work in any European Union country without needing to obtain a work permit. The only exception to this is if you are planning to work in Croatia where some restrictions can apply.  However you should still investigate the consequences of working and the effect this will have on your benefits (health insurance, maternity/paternity, pensions, occupational accidents and diseases, death grants, unemployment, early retirement, family benefits), and the implications of where and how much tax you pay. The European Union offers this Tax advise at its Your Europe website. Once you have been in an EU country for more than 3 months you will be required to register your residence and obtain a residency permit.

If you are not a European Union National then you will require a work permit. The requirements for this often differ depending on your Nationality. For the latest up to date information for entry please visit French Diplomatie website.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and International News. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office      US State Department      BBC World News           Al Jazeera        The Local

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