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If I'm from another EU country, what do I need to do to permanently live and freelance in Germany?

I'm from Croatia and have been studying Computer Science for the past 5 years in Germany so now that I'm finished I'd like to stay a bit longer and make my living freelancing legally (open a small ...
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51k Euros annually for a family of 4 in Berlin: Is it enough?

I am a Big Data Engineer in India with 5 years experience. I have been offered a job in a start up in Berlin with 51k euros fixed salary and 5k euros variable annually. I have a family of 4. My wife, ...
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How can I compare cost of living in different countries?

I'm looking to move to another country. It's difficult to know if a job pays well enough for me to maintain the same standard of living I currently have. Is there an easy way to compare the Cost of ...
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What is my net salary on a gross salary of 3,000 EUR in Holland? Can I live on that in Amsterdam?

I am a non-EEA citizen. I just got a job offer in Amsterdam with a monthly salary of€3,000 before tax. How much will I get per month? Is that enough for typical costs of living, i.e. food and board ...
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Living expenses in Abu Dhabi, for a moderate lifestyle

I got an offer from a Dubai-based company with a salary structure of 10000 AED/Month + Annual Air ticket in economy class + Medical Insurance + Gratuity. My question is, what is the cost of living in ...
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Cost of living calculator that lets me weigh different categories

Numbeo lets one compare the cost of living between different cities. However, it makes a number of assumptions that appear to be inflexible. For example, my average spending pattern may differ ...
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Is £74k yearly enough for a 3-person family in London?

I have a job offer for a Senior Software Developer position in London. Gross salary is 74k yearly with additional paid medical insurance. I wonder if this amount will be enough for me, my wife and a ...
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How will my lifestyle/disposable income in Alberta compare to my current situation in Singapore?

I'm an expat living in Singapore from 8 yrs and now have a permanent job offer in a mid size firm at Calgary to do web development. They are willing to pay me upto CAD 60K/annum before taxes. When ...
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Is 500$/month sufficient to live in Olomouc (Czech Republic)?

I will have a one year internship in Olomouc with 500$ / month. Is it possible to live alone there with such salary ( Paying Bills of : Rental/ Electricity/ Gas/ Internet/ Food and transport ) and try ...
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Costs of life for 12 month stay in Southern Poland

It seems that I'll be staying for a year or more at Southern Poland (actually Upper Silesia's capital city -- Katowice). What are the medium costs of living there? I perfectly understand that these ...
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Normal and sensible way to get internet connection in Canada and the average cost?

Moving to Canada (Vancouver) from Iran, and planning my expenses up ahead I was wondering how much do you normally pay for internet per month and what is my best option for a normal plan ? How do ...
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Austria - How much if enough [duplicate]

I do not live in Europe, so I have no idea what living costs are. I would like to know whether a salary of about 5000 euro per month would be sufficient to live in Söll, Austria? Now I know there are ...
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Salary comparison from SF to Amsterdam Data Engineer 2017

I am a data engineer earning $110,000 (currently that is 99000 Euro) paying for my own health insurance in San Francisco. I have an offer from a startup in Netherlands for a similar position at 52000 ...
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Where to find non-anecdotal and up-to-date information regarding the cost of living in other countries?

In the near future I'd like to emigrate from the UK. A lot of people have given me well-intentioned, but anecdotal information regarding living cost abroad. Where do people find legit and up-to-date ...
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What is better choice living place or salary in Sydney? [closed]

I have a dilemma I have been given two offers of work one in CBD and other one in Hornsby both Sydney. I have a brother living in CBD so there for I would stay at first at his place, the time distance ...
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Savings in Germany (Munich) or in Norway(Oslo)

Which is better option for a married person (NON-EU resident) seeking good in hand savings(after tax), residence benefits, healthcare and balanced and quality life ? a) salary of EUR 69,000/- year in ...
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Moving to the UK

I'm a senior project manager living in Farmington Hills, Michigan. My company is an automotive component supplier. I got an offer from within the same company in the UK branch. I would retain my ...
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Finding an expat relative/friendly forum for the UK

As far as I can understand, this stack is about posting questions relevant to bureaucracy issues and other technicalities. I am looking for other types of advice though. To be exact, I am looking to ...
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8000 AED is good offer to living in Dubai? [closed]

I got an offer from a Dubai-based company with a salary of 8000 AED/Month + Annual Air ticket and basic benefits as UAE labor low. Currently, I am working in UK base consulting firm in Mumbai and i ...
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Living cost in Al-khobar, Saudi Arabia

Can anyone give some good guidance about a living cost in Al-khobar, KSA? such as rent decent 2-3 bedroom house/apartment, bills, transportation, cost of car etc. I am currently living in the UK, ...
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Cost of living in the Netherlands vs Germany [closed]

From what I have seen many people consider Germany to be a cheaper country to live in as opposed to the Netherlands. I know its hard to compare two countries, but if I look at three aspects - cost of ...
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Traveling on Polish tourist visa while waiting for Swedish residence permit [closed]

I am waiting for my decision of Swedish residence permit inside Sweden where I am allowed to live until I get a decision, but I want to travel using a Polish tourist visa in and out of the Schengen ...
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12+ month business stay in Spain — cost of life

I'm offered a 12+ month long freelance work in Alicante, Spain with €3160 per month after tax. I know that this is a good salary, but I'd like to know how much of this I'll spend for everyday costs of ...
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A cheap(er) just-Internet connection in the Netherlands?

When I moved in to my apartment I signed up with KPN for Internet access (over the telephone cabling, so some kind of DSL I guess) + a phone account (which I don't really use). I didn't compare prices ...
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Where to live in Bangkok to be close to potential employment

What are reasonable areas to live in Bangkok with respect to nearby employment? For example, Silom is the manufacturing district. What other places might I chose to live in to be close to potential ...
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Lyon cost of living [closed]

I am trying to research the cost of living in Lyon, France and I am looking for estimates of what is the approximate minimum net income that is required for a young non-French-speaking couple to allow ...