Rafael Winterhalter
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Choosing between private and regular health insurance when moving to Germany
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Choosing health insurance in Germany is discussed a lot and recently there was a lot of media coverage suggesting that many privately insured have trouble paying their bills. The main difference is ...

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What insurances are common to have in Germany?
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In Germany, the following insurances are recommended and a big fraction of the population has such insurance: Haftpflichtversicherung: This insurance will cover damages that you cause to others such ...

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Accommodation in Cape Town : what about safety?
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I lived in Cape Town for 6 month where I stayed in Observatory, an area where many students live and where crime is said to be rather bad for Cape Town standards. Nevertheless, I never felt unsafe at ...

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Is it possible to become a policeman in Germany as a non-citizen?
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This highly depends on your Bundesland since the police is under the jurisdiction of a federal state. Some of them explicitly welcome people without citizenship to apply, others do not permit them at ...

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Remote Work in Norway
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For this duration, you would need to register in Norway and become a member of Norwegian social security. This would normally also mean that you would need to pay taxes in Norway. As the taxes in ...

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What to do in relation to pension funds when leaving Norway?
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This firstly depends on how long you have lived in Norway and if you are thinking about private or public pension. Within the EU, most countries fortunately have an agreement over transferring the ...

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Tax calculation in Norway for married couple
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You can calculate your taxes using this webpage of the Norwegian tax authority: https://skattekalkulator.app.skatteetaten.no - switch to English in the upper right corner. This uses the same engine ...

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Savings in Germany (Munich) or in Norway(Oslo)
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This really depends. Taxes are lower in Germany but Munich has become very expensive to live in, even compared to Oslo. However, Norway includes its health insurance and better pension benefits in ...

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