Moving abroad to live for the first time can often be a daunting process and an overwhelming experience but there is a reason people do it. Whether this is for career opportunities, retirement or simply a lifestyle choice, many chose to relocate. But if you’re worrying what countries are best to live all year round then you need not as we have compiled a list of the top five.
Perhaps Iceland is not the best country to relocate to if you’re looking to bask in sunshine all day but it is commonly noted with having the happiest citizens in the world. Iceland are champions of the world when it comes to wealth, health and education and for this reason alone it must top the bill. Also noted with having a strong US like economy, Icelandic’s also boast a superb work life balance.
Bulgaria is a bit of wildcard but with hot summers and snowy winters, it is a sanctuary for beach goers and snow sports enthusiasts alike. Also with many party destinations and the cheapest average beverage in Europe, it is no surprise that many Europeans and non-Europeans flock to Bulgaria. This is the perfect place to relocate for those wanting a bit of everything and on a budget.
The Canary Islands, like Bulgaria, also accounts for being one of the most affordable places to live around the world. However, where these two regions differ is that the Canary Islands enjoys good weather all year round and is therefore a great destination if you’re seeking sun. To avoid the hustle and bustle of your average tourist, then be sure to hop between Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote between November and April.
People often say that New Zealand is simply a more laid-back version of the UK but is much more than that. Having been ranked in the top six places to live by expats; it has an unparalleled health and education system. The scenery, diverse landscape and good weather are also major factors of living down under.
Malta is positioned almost directly in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, a mere sixty miles from the Italian Island of Sicily. This tiny country offers 5.2 hours of sunshine a day – even in November! Two long beaches, colourful village festivals and a vast array of destinations for the avid culture vulture ensures that Malta has a spot in the top five places to live all year round.
If you’re looking for other great places around the world to move to then be sure to check out all you need at the Robinsons Relocation blog.
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What information does Robinsons Relocation collect?
The organisation collects and processes a range of information about you. This includes
Full Names, Physical Address, Various Contact Information, Bank Account Details;
Information about your family and residence;
Photographs of residence both inside and out;
Passport and Visa information;
Details of your scheduled relocation;
any other personal information shared with us during the survey, quotation and relocation process
Due to Robinsons Relocation being the processor, the type of information we may collect and the extent to which it is used varies depending on the particular service that are being provided. Other such information that we may become privy to in the course of providing relocation services to individuals will be discussed further if needed. Finally, depending on the nature of global mobility services being provided, the same information may be necessary and collected from the dependents of the transferees who also receive relocation services.
Data is stored in a range of different places, including IT systems, such as data bases, electronic files, email system, paper copies and CCTV.
How does Robinsons Relocation process personal data?
Robinsons Relocation processes personal data in accordance with the following data protection principles:
The organisation processes personal data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
The organisation collects personal data only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes.
The organisation processes personal data only where it is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes of processing.
The organisation keeps accurate personal data and takes all reasonable steps to ensure that inaccurate personal data is rectified or deleted without delay.
The organisation keeps personal data only for the period necessary for processing.
The organisation adopts appropriate measures to make sure that personal data is secure, and protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and accidental loss, destruction or damage.
How does Robinsons Relocation protect personal data?
The organisation takes the security of all personal data seriously. The organisation has internal policies and controls in place to protect personal data against loss, accidental destruction, misuse or disclosure, and to ensure that data is not accessed, except by employees in the proper performance of their duties.
Where the organisation engages third parties to process personal data on its behalf, such parties do so on the basis of written instructions, are under a duty of confidentiality and are obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of data.
For how long does the organisation keep data?
Robinsons Relocation retains personal data in accordance with its data retention policy.
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withdraw consent, if possible
access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
require the organisation to change incorrect or incomplete data;
require the organisation to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
object to the processing of your data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing;
ask the organisation to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override the organisation’s legitimate grounds for processing data.