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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

According to Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, the Netherlands ranks in the top five in quality of life indicators. No wonder a recent 2015 survey by Dutch News discovered that a whopping 84% of expats living in the Netherlands found their quality of life good or great. Read more at…

Additionally, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD) recently reported in their annual Better Life Index that the Netherlands ranks above average in subjective well-being, health status and social connections. The country is also safe and most of the locals speak at least some basic English. This make retail shopping and navigation generally easy for the resident expat. Read more at…

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Netherlands

numbeo-netherlands     expatica    netherlands-angloinfo     dutchnews

Cost of Living

Cost of living

The high quality of life the Netherlands does not come cheap for the expatriate. Indeed, according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in the Netherlands exceeds the international average (but not too significantly when compared to Western European neighbors). The higher expenses becomes apparent when one purchases transport, clothing, restaurant meals, hotel accommodations and retail recreational activities.Read more at… 

However, not all is pricey in the Netherlands. Housing and furnishings, healthcare, Internet plans and groceries are all very reasonable. The international visitor should also consider the fact that living expenses vary between cities as well as between rural areas and urban centers. Still, if a western expat desires to relocate to the Netherlands, they are encouraged to negotiate a generous compensation plan that is commensurate with the local living expenses. Read more at…

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Netherlands

numbeo-netherlands     expatistan-netherlands     expatfocus-netherlands     expatarrivals-norway

Climate

Climate

Summers in the Netherlands are generally warm but can also experience changeable periods, however excessively hot weather is rare. Winters are generally mild weather but it can be quite cold with the possibility of snow. Rainfall is common throughout the seasons. Winters tend to be cloudy with a likelihood of experiencing foggy weather The average temperature of Netherlands in January is about 2 degrees Celsius compared to 19°Celsius in July. The average rainfall in a year is 76.5 cm, notably less than the UK average of 85.5.

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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 The Government of the Netherlands website.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world is 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     Dutch News


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