France is Best for Family Life

One very important reason we moved to France from the UK over 20 years ago was to offer our very young family the opportunity to grow up in a better environment giving more security, better education and health services.

The HSBC Bank confirms that this was the right decision.

According to a recent report (November 2011) by HSBC bank (shown below) Countries which provide expats with the greatest benefits in terms of salary and economic rewards don’t always provide the best quality of life for children and families. The report lists France as offering the best quality of life for children of families relocating.

Expat Explorer - moving and living abroad: HSBC Expat

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Come with an open mind and say yes to everything.
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Be open to new adventures and go for it.
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Sort out the banking situation before you move.
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A dry bag! Can't live in a tropical environment without one!
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Start with colleagues and never say no to lunch. Be proactive and join an expat group. Sign up for language classes.
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Walk and take public transport whenever you can to see the best of a city like Geneva. Parking is difficult unless you have a dedicated space with your accommodation.
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