Moving to Brazil Moving to Brazil

Capital: Brasília. Rio de Janeiro

Population: 209.3 million

Currency: 5.12 Brazilian Real equals 1 Pound sterling

Official Languages: Portuguese

Climate: Brazil’s climate is quite consistent. It is usually hot all year round, with temperatures rarely dipping below 20°C (68°F). The only areas where it becomes a little cooler are in the mountains and southern regions.

Business opportunities: Brazil’s newly elected right-wing president has promised to open up the Brazillian economy to investment, paving the way for a more business-friendly nation.

Moving to Spain Moving to Spain

Capital: Madrid

Population: 46.72 million

Currency: Euro

Official Languages: Spanish

Climate: Spain has three distinct climate zones: Mediterranean, Oceanic and Semi-Arid. The mediterranean climate — a hot, dry summer with mild, rainy winters — is dominant in most of Spain’s major cities.

Business opportunities: Setting up a business has been streamlined and licensing requirements have been reduced, making it easier than ever to start up a business in Spain.

Moving to France Moving to France

Capital: Paris

Population: 66.99 million

Currency: Euro

Official Languages: French, Basque

Climate: France is divided into four distinct climate zones. In central and eastern France you’ll experience cold winters and hot summers, whereas the southeast of France enjoys sunshine all year round.

Business opportunities: France’s economic framework sees diversification across all sectors with the government either partly or entirely privatising larger conglomerates, including companies such as Renault, Air France, France Telecom and Thales among others.

Moving to New York & N.E. USA Moving to New York & N.E. USA

Capital: Albany

Population: 8.623 million

Currency: US Dollar

Official Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Italian and French Creole

Climate: Generally humid, with daily average temperatures ranging from 0.5 °C (33 °F) in January and 24.5 °C (76 °F) in July.

Business opportunities: New York has the third largest economy in the country and offers access to one of the world’s busiest regions. This makes for plenty of business opportunities.

Moving to Florida & S.E. USA Moving to Florida & S.E. USA

Captial: Tallahassee

Population: 21.3 million

Currency: US Dollar

Official Languages: English

Climate: The northern and central parts of Florida are humid subtropical. Most of south Florida has a tropical climate. May through to October is defined as Florida’s rainy season.

Business opportunities: Florida features a favourable business tax structure that has made the US state an attractive place for businesses to operate. The state is proud of its welcoming business climate and looks set to continue this into the future.

Moving to California & the West Coast Moving to California & the West Coast

Captial: Sacramento

Population: 39.56 million

Currency: US Dollar

Official Languages: English

Climate: Most of California has a Mediterranean-like climate, characterised by warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The average daily temperature on the coast hovers around 70°F.

Business opportunities: California’s economic dominance is based largely on the abundance of small businesses operating within the US state. California welcome small businesses and believe that small businesses are an important means for dispersing the positive economic impacts of trade within the Californian economy.

Moving to the UAE Moving to the UAE

Captial: Abu Dhabi

Population: 9.4 million

Currency: Dirham

Official Languages: Arabic

Climate: The UAE is known for its hot and sunny days, but at night it becomes very cold. The hottest months are July and August, when average maximum temperatures typically reach around 50 °C (122.0 °F).

Business opportunities: The UAE is one of the most developed countries in the world and has started to become less dependent on natural resources as a source of revenue. Nationwide, there is currently $350 billion worth of active construction projects.

Moving to Canada Moving to Canada

Captial: Ottawa

Population: 37.06 million

Currency: Canadian dollar

Official Languages: French, English

Climate: Although associated with cold weather, Canada has a diverse climate. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35°C and higher, while lows of -25°C are not uncommon in winter.

Business opportunities: The Canadian economy is dominated by the service industry, but also has an unusually important primary sector, with the logging and oil industries being two of Canada’s most important.

Moving to South Africa Moving to South Africa

Captial: Cape Town

Population: 56.72 million

Currency: Rand

Official Languages: Afrikaans, IsiNdebele, Sepedi, SeSotho sa Borwa, SiSwati, XiTsonga, SeTswana, TshiVenḓa, IsiXhosa, siZulu, South African English

Climate: The country has a temperate climate with plenty of sunny, dry days. There is virtually no rainfall during the whole winter and humidity is very low.

Business opportunities: The franchising services sector has shown healthy growth despite challenging economic times. All indications are that it will continue to grow and positively contribute to the economy.

Moving to New Zealand Moving to New Zealand

Captial: Wellington

Population: 4.794 million

Currency: New Zealand Dollar

Official Languages: English, Maori, New Zealand Sign Language

Climate: New Zealand has a mainly temperate climate, with mild temperatures, moderate rainfall and plenty of sunshine.

Business opportunities: The economy of New Zealand relies greatly on international trade, particularly with Australia, the EU, the US, China, South Korea and Japan. However, New Zealand also has a sizeable service sector and primary sector.

Moving to Australia Moving to Australia

Captial: Canberra

Population: 24.6 million

Currency: Australian Dollar

Official Languages: English

Climate: Australia is generally quite hot. The northern section has a more tropical climate, with hot, humid summers, while the southern parts are cooler with mild summers and cool, sometimes rainy winters.

Business opportunities: Australia provides a safe, low-risk environment in which to invest and do business. The Australian government’s investment promotion agency welcomes foreign investment.

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