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Seven countries in different parts of the world for a potential expat

Do you want to meet beautiful sunrises on the ocean coast, hugging a kangaroo and cautiously bypass each spider? Or do you like to pour pancakes with maple syrup and dig a car out of the snow that fell during the night? Or go for a weekend walk along the streets of the Hobbit village?

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Edition decided to help with the choice of an unusual country of emigration, asking people to talk about life and work in different parts of the world.


Vika, the author of the channel @bloodybananabender.

1. Why Australia

Australia is an English-speaking country with an excellent climate and a high standard of living. The country is big, beautiful, diverse. In scope, even comparable to Russia, only warmer. Wine, surfing, tropical fruits, diving, hiking - everything your heart desires. In winter (which is here during the Russian summer) you can even go skiing.

2. Is it difficult to get a visa

The easiest is, as elsewhere, moving to work or school. But for work there is a certain list specialties required here. For Russians, there are difficulties with the confirmation of diplomas and experience.

Studying and living here is quite expensive, but it is a clue to stay longer (or forever), find a job, become your own.

3. Is it expensive to live

Australian dollar AUD (local currency) for October 2018 of the year is $ 0,7 and € 0,6.

According to (a service where you can track the cost of living in a country or city), Australia is in the 13-th place in the world in terms of the cost of living. It is expensive here. Sydney is considered the most expensive. Melbourne, which is seven years in a row won in the annual ranking of the most convenient for living cities in the world (according to The Economist), the second in value. Even in Brisbane you need to be prepared for the fact that you can give 1000 AUD a month for renting a room in a good area.

Food prices are higher than in Russia. Even local bananas cost around 4 AUD per kilo. Directions by public transport 3 AUD. Gasoline 1,5 AUD per liter.

4. How to find a job

If you are a specialist in IT, accounting, finance - that is a good chance to find a job. Million-plus cities in Australia are very competitive in terms of the labor market, so it’s not worth waiting for and hoping that they will find you. The best strategy is to independently respond to the vacancies of companies in your industry.

A good LinkedIn profile will never hurt. Among the Australian sites for job search can be identified - but there is still mostly work for people who have citizenship or a work visa. If your path (the easiest one) is to move through employer sponsorship, then local sites don't really help.

5. Where to look for friends

Australia is a country of immigrants. By themselves, Australians lead a rather closed lifestyle. A circle of friends is formed at school, later it is difficult to break through. But due to the fact that the society is so diverse (a quarter of Australians were not born in Australia), making friends is easy. All have come, everyone has the same problems and concerns. Russian community is also quite large.

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Max, channel author @canadabez.

1. Why canada

Canada belongs to a number of developed countries with a strong economy and high standard of living. The country is famous for its nature and excellent ecology, and the largest Canadian cities annually enter the top ten of all possible life quality ratings.

Canadians are a very polite nation, and government support programs for newcomers help them quickly adapt to a new country and learn the language for free.

Canadian education is highly valued and at the same time it is several times cheaper than in the USA. Also in Canada, free medicine (although not without flaws), clean streets and a stable political environment, and a Canadian passport is one of the strongest in the world.

2. Is it difficult to get a visa

Canada is a country of immigrants, and immigration is officially supported at the state level, about 250 thousands of new residents enter the country annually.

There are several immigration programs in order to obtain a residence permit for the most popular economic immigration program (Federal Skilled Workers), requires a higher education, work experience, knowledge of English and the amount in the account, which depends on the number of family members.

In addition to the federal, there are programs of individual provinces, in particular, the program of the province of Quebec, where knowledge of French is required.

3. Is it expensive to live

The Canadian CAD dollar, the local currency, for October 2018 of the year is $ 0,77 and € 0,66.

Almost all consumer goods, such as food, as well as insurance, mobile communications and the Internet are significantly more expensive than in Russia. At the same time, clothes are usually cheaper, as are cars.

The difference in the cost of living is usually covered by higher wages. For example, in Toronto, the minimum salary is 14 CAD / hour, and the average annual salary is about 60 thousand CAD.

Separately, it should be noted the high cost of real estate in Toronto and Vancouver, which in 2018, beat all records. This applies to both buying and renting - for example, renting a decent 1 bedroom apartment in a normal area near the subway on the outskirts of Toronto will cost from 1800 – 1900 CAD.

4. How to find a job

LinkedIn, as well as job boards: and, plus recruitment agencies and job fairs, are best used to look for qualified jobs.

Networking through LinkedIn and various meet-up events is developed for finding high-paying jobs. Unskilled work for the first time, the so-called survival job, you can search on the bulletin boards and craiglist or just go shopping and restaurants and see where workers are required - in this case, you can get a job on the same day.

5. Where to look for friends

If you look for friends among compatriots, then in Canada there is a fairly large Russian-speaking diaspora from the countries of the former USSR, and in Toronto there is a conditionally Russian region.

There are also many interest groups on Facebook, Telergam, and so on. It is easiest to get acquainted with local people at the already mentioned meet-up meetings held on various topics, from highly specialized technical and IT to film and art.

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Inessa Severinova, Channel author @eshbanany.

1. Why Cuba

The sea at hand, the eternal summer, the waves and the wind, cheap and good alcohol. Not the worst conditions for an office plankton who has gone crazy from greyness and general despondency.

2. Is it difficult to get a visa

For citizens of Russia, a tourist visa to Cuba is not needed. Allowed to stay on the island for 90 days. After that, you need to go at least for one hour somewhere, for example in Mexico.

I do not advise you to consider a working or study visa. Both of these visas offer virtually no opportunity for assimilation.

3. Is it expensive to live

Monthly budget can be $ 50, $ 1000 or more. In principle, markets always have cheap vegetables and fruits, cheap bread and pork.

The main disadvantage of Cuba is the endless shortages and queues. There are no supermarkets where you pack a cart for a week. The necessary products on the list have to look in different places. Moreover, various goods disappear from time to time, then there is no butter anywhere for a couple of months, then toilet paper has disappeared.

Housing a little expensive, $ 300 – 500 per month in a normal area of ​​Havana. But usually all expats (who are already married) buy their kennel almost immediately. Moreover, the real estate market specifically in Havana is undervalued. Only permanent resident can buy housing, the tourist goes to the forest.

4. How to find a job

Finding a job under a contract in a foreign company is almost impossible. Yes, and it does not give the right to remain in Cuba in full, only a temporary stay. Like students.

In Cuban companies, the average salary is $ 20 – 30 per month. If Cuba is your dream, then make a permanent residence (marrying a local, giving birth to a child) and arrange a small business. For example, renting housing to foreigners, cafes / restaurants, various kinds of services. The choice of licenses allowed is still very limited.

5. Where to look for friends

The Russian-speaking diaspora in Cuba is modest in terms of the younger generation. Older ladies who married hot Cuban macho men in the years of friendship of nations are here full. But this is a dubious get-together.

In Cuba, all the Russian-speaking each other know, albeit briefly. Basically more closely with those who have similar interests. Others find Cuban comrades on the basis of love for dancing or working together. But this is almost always an unequal relationship.

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New Zealand

Sophie channel author @middle_earth.

1. Why New Zealand

Because nowhere in the world, except New Zealand, you can not live in a developed city, from which you can reach snow-covered mountains, impassable forests, beautiful blue lakes, luminous caves, black beaches, geothermal springs and landscapes from “The Lord rings.

New Zealanders are the sweetest people on Earth, with whom you immediately feel at home.

New Zealand is a safe, prosperous, calm and socially progressive country, ideal for those who do not like life in the turmoil of the metropolis.

2. Is it difficult to get a visa

Watching what and to whom. Traveling is a simpler, educational one, and working, depending on how demanded you are and your experience is extensive.

In general, New Zealand is one of the most English-speaking countries loyal to immigrants, so if you have a diploma from an accredited university, you shouldn’t have any particular problems with a long-term “white” job that is useful for the New Zealand economy and good language skills.

3. Is it expensive to live

The New Zealand dollar for October, 2018, is $ 0,66 and € 0,57.

Alas, high taxes and prices go hand in hand with well-being and well-being. Separate housing here costs 1400 – 3000 New Zealand dollars per month, products - 250 – 400.

In winter, a lot of money is spent on electricity, since there is almost no central heating anywhere in the country, and the houses are very wet. All services are cosmic in comparison with Russia money, because the New Zealanders are fighting for a fair payment of any, even the most insignificant labor. Outing for a brunch with a girlfriend - minus $ 25-30, in a restaurant with the second half - $ 70-100.

To go on vacation to Europe is to lower two salaries for one flight. At the same time the average salary after taxes is approximately $ 3200.

4. How to find a job

You need to start with a CV: out of thousands of immigrants who complain about their inability to find a job, at least half of them can blame their resume writing skills.

Clearly marked skills and achievements, coupled with a logical work timeline, literacy, and a cover letter adapted to the vacancy noticeably increase your chances of success.

After that you should register on Trademe, Seek, Hudson and start posting. You can also ask for help among compatriots and locals on Facebook. Recently, this method is gaining momentum.

Keep in mind that with bad English you will probably only be able to unload the wagons, so before you arrive in the country make sure that you can speak your language freely.

5. Where to look for friends

If you are a friendly, open-minded and enterprising person, then you will find no difficulty in finding friends you know. Work, gym, bars, sporting events - everywhere you can easily find an interlocutor, with whom you will grow into closer relations, especially since the smallms here sometimes occur even in the queue to the toilet.

There are not many Russians here, but if the heart too longs for native language, you can always chat with compatriots in the relevant group on Facebook, and also have a look at the Russian store, church or one of the many events held for Russian-speaking expats.

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United Arab Emirates

Han Solo, the author of the channel @dubailivelovely.

1. Why UAE

The UAE is the United States of the Middle East. Huge money is spinning here, and emigrants make up the vast majority of the country's inhabitants.

In this country it is warm, safe (provided that you yourself do not create problems for yourself), there are no taxes and there is an opportunity to grab the tail of the “American dream with an oriental flavor” - is there anything else you need for an expat?

2. Is it difficult to get a visa

To get a working visa is quite simple - you just need to just get a job. UAE authorities oblige the employer to engage in the legalization of the employee. The standard package of a novice labor emigrant to the UAE includes: a three-year visa, medical insurance and an Emirates ID (identity card).

At the same time, you should read the terms of the employment contract very carefully, since in case of violation of certain clauses of the contract, you may be banned, canceled and expelled from the country.

To become a citizen of the UAE is impossible (it is much easier to become a colonist of Mars than to obtain a UAE passport). Citizenship issues are decided personally by the head of the country, and each petition is considered individually. By the way, neither foreign wives nor children from mixed marriages become citizens of the country.

3. Is it expensive to live

To live in the UAE is expensive (that's right, in the forehead). If you are a lonely young man (or girl), then in principle, you can work and put aside something, if you are a family man, and even with children - get ready for very large expenses. Singles usually rent a bed (from 150 dollars per month in a normal area) or a room (200-400 evergreen). For a small apartment, be prepared to give away 600 $. In addition, do not forget that, most likely, you will need a car, as it is very difficult without a car. Food will also unpleasantly surprise you with its prices. On average, if you eat more or less balanced, you will have to lay out at least 300 dollars. Well, it’s also very expensive to get sick, especially if your insurance doesn’t cover anything, so take care of your health - this is an important economic resource.

4. How to find a job

There are several ways:

  • To go on a long-term business trip from your company. The option is infrequent, but the best, you only need to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Search yourself through sites or friends. If you are an engineer, builder or IT specialist, then the chances of finding a high-paying job in the UAE are quite high. Everything is simple and standard: we make a resume, we will talk on Skype, we draw up documents, we work with a view of the Burj Khalifa.
  • In the CIS, there are hundreds of recruitment agencies. Most often, they recruit staff to hotels, shops. No great knowledge is required, you need a minimal English and normal appearance. Do not think that you will earn in this way on a comfortable life, but at least you will be hooked on to the UAE, and there you can already think what to do next.

5. Where to look for friends

There are about 200 thousands of Russian speakers in the UAE, so finding a social circle is easy enough. In social networks, hundreds of groups of people with different hobbies and interests. There are yoga lovers who gather in the park, board games fans, and even the “What? Where? When?". Therefore, there would be a desire, and you will always find those with whom to spend your leisure time.

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Sasha Gartman, Tatyana Lukinyh, Dima Lazarev - channel makers @tallinnasи @estonishing.

Dmitry Sumin, photo author

1. Why Estonia

Estonia is very close - two hours from St. Petersburg. The state language is Estonian, but half of the population speaks Russian, many speak English well. The same familiar birches, products, signs in Russian (not everywhere) - but you are in Europe.

In Estonia, clean air and a lot of forests, as well as swamps and the sea. Estonia is an electronic state. This is not only about the ubiquitous and good Internet, but also the ability to solve many problems is easy, but getting answers quickly. And nice little things: forest management blog, selection of trees in the forest, camera broadcasts in the zoo, electronic recipes, help and registration of transactions. By the way, the clerks in public institutions here are attentive and - surprise - help you solve your problem.

In Estonia, it is pleasant to be a parent: kindergartens, schools with a good level of teaching, parental allowances, ramps for wheelchairs, government programs for preventing bullying or emotional upbringing of children, free pediatric dentistry and generally feeling that being a mother is not a curse and punishment.

In Estonia, it is easy to do business. It is especially nice to do a start-up, they are especially fond of them, but if you dreamed of opening a cafe, learning ceramics murals, producing roller skates, you will also receive support at the state and city level (advice on business plans, legal and financial issues, subsidies and grants , free education).

Some people have pros, some have minuses: low population density, drivers follow traffic rules, nightlife is almost absent.

If you decide and come, in Estonia is provided adaptation program: language courses and seminars about work, career, study and just a local way of life.

2. Is it difficult to get a visa

Estonia is happy for immigrant workers, especially in IT, and the employer usually helps to get a work visa and a residence permit. If you decide to go through the whole process yourself, then police website there is a detailed list of required documents, in addition, there are special migration consultants. You can talk to them by phone, Skype or e-mail - and they answer. And help. Is free. In Russian.

You can come and study, then after graduation there will be another six months to find a job and get a new residence permit. Yes, there is no student visa, a residence permit is issued for training.

Is there some more startup visaIt is given for a year and can be extended for another six months. A visa is a faster way; you can get it in two weeks, but I recommend getting a residence permit, because only with it will be available public services created for residents.

The deadline for receiving an answer is two months in Estonia, in Russia longer (mail). If you want to quickly move to Estonia, you can get a visa C or D, come and apply for a residence permit.

3. Is it expensive to live

Estonia is considered a European country with low prices. If you compare with Paris - I agree, and coffee here is twice cheaper than in neighboring Finland and Sweden. But dine for € 3 euros or buy clothes at nice prices is unlikely to succeed.

Much depends on your habits and lifestyle. For reference, foreign students are advised to count on € 600 – 1200 necessary expenses per month, the average pension is about € 400, and the average salary is € 1500.

Rental prices may vary at times depending on the quality of housing, rental conditions and the area, but you are unlikely to find a two-bedroom apartment cheaper than € 300 per month. But for € 1000 you can expect a good location, a fresh renovation, a sauna, a view of the sea and the old town, a historical structure, a good technique - not all at once, of course, but a couple of points for sure.

Subtlety: the size of payments for utilities can be more than the size of the rent, and winter payments are noticeably higher than summer payments. For example, approximately the same apartment can cost tenants € 900 per month (500 rent, 400 utility bills) or 600 (500 and 100, respectively).

Food prices are similar to Moscow, with some fluctuations. The restaurant bill of tourists from Finland makes you laugh, and guests from St. Petersburg say that they have the same cheaper. Business lunches from € 5 to € 20, in the center of Tallinn more often prices around € 10.

If you have a residence permit, then city transport is free for you almost throughout Estonia, you only need to register a special card. The price of gasoline includes excise taxes, the most expensive gasoline in the Baltic States is Estonian, now 95, for example, for € 1,4 per liter.

Movie tickets € 5 – 10, sports club - € 30 – 80 per month. The medicine is mostly free or € 5 – 15 in the direction (payment of the visit), if you do not have a residence permit or you decide to visit the doctor yourself, and not on the recommendation of the family doctor, it may be more expensive, but still not in an American way: € 40– 100 per visit, procedures separately.

Schools are free, kindergartens - in different ways, urban € 50 – 100 per month.

Suddenly expensive after Moscow turned out to be babysitting services, prices for clothes and shoes, manicures, haircuts, and delivery.

4. How to find a job

In advance. If you are a programmer, then the hiring process can be fast, for the rest it is unhurried.

Jobs of companies that are willing to hire foreigners, look at Work In Estonia (This is a site for those who intend to move, and there are many useful things besides vacancies). LinkedIn and the local site are being actively used in Estonia. CV.EEhe is already an amateur.

If you are not used to looking for a job, you can contact recruitment companies, the list is here:

I found a job on the social network: “I really like Estonia, maybe someone knows someone who is looking for me?”, And it worked. Then I learned that it was very Estonian, and that recommendations from acquaintances in hiring are very important, although it is not customary to speak openly about this fact.

5. Where to look for friends

It is believed that Estonians are not very sociable. To actively begin contact, to meet with a look, to show emotions is not about a typical Estonian. The good news is that Estonians are different, and among them there are those who are happy to go with you to the swamps or to the theater, to the club or bar, or even to call for a visit. And to laugh, yes. True, the development of relations will take some time.

Faster to find a common language is usually obtained with the same immigrants. If it's easier for you to start chatting online, then go to Facebook, for example, to a group Expats in Tallinn (English-speaking) or group "We came to Estonia»(Closed, Russian)

Finding friends at work is one of the most reliable ways: you have something to talk about, you are doomed to meet regularly, with some luck - the staff are nice people and also want to communicate. If your office is a laptop, then take it and go to coworking, there in the area of ​​the kitchen or coffee house there are people who are ready to talk and even meet.

If you are a woman and speak English, you may be interested International Women's Club of Tallinnwhich regularly organizes various activities for its participants.

Interesting meetings and events in which both expats and locals participate, now and then announce about the service. MeetUpin any case, in Tallinn.

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Captain Bamboo channel creator @about_japan.

1. Why japan

Japan is full of mysteries, the country of cyber-punk, anime, strange food, clean streets, a safe and secure life. Here you can find and drifts in Hokkaido, and beaches in Okinawa.

It is worth remembering that Japan has been a closed country for a long time and, therefore, it is not very used to foreigners and come better with knowledge of Japanese.

2. Is it difficult to get a visa

Thanks to the latest innovations, a tourist visa is quite simple to get - all information is available on the embassy website.

The most popular type of visa recently used by foreigners is a study visa through language schools. After school you can find work in Japan. A work visa requires a job offer from an employer. The larger the firm, the easier and faster it gets a visa for the future employee. And I will mention the visa of my wife or husband. You can always arrange a marriage with a Japanese or Japanese and live here.

3. Is it expensive to live

100 of Japanese yen on October 2018 of the year is $ 0,89 and € 0,77.

The cost of living varies depending on the city and area of ​​residence. The farther from the center, the cheaper. Tokyo lives more expensive than Kyoto or Osaka.

Japan is an island country with a small amount of free land, depending on the weather. Earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis, hot summer - all this affects the prices of products in stores.

You can pretty save money if you eat like the Japanese: tofu, rice, noodles. For an 1LDK apartment (one-bedroom apartments with a living room, dining room and kitchen) near the city center, you can be asked for 100 thousand yen - and that's fine. Top paid light, gas, water. 8 – 10 thousand yen for winter and summer light is also a normal price tag. The fare is calculated based on the number of stations to be traveled and how many transfers to make.

If you want to know the fare or travel card - site Ask about housing -

4. How to find a job

With work, everything is simple - if you have a work visa, you can always look for a new full-time job on Japanese job sites. If you are a student or a student - 20 hours per week are available for work, the so-called “Baito”. Ads with baito are usually pasted around the store, which is looking for an employee or on the site for a job search. On a tourist visa in Japan does not work.


In the subway, you can take magazines with jobs.

5. Where to look for friends

Search for friends in Japanese classes for foreigners, at work, at the university, at school. The Japanese are quite squeezed and secretive people, but recently young Japanese are trying to change this situation. If you want friends speaking your native language, then there is a huge number of Facebook groups, chat rooms in Telegram.

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