Keeping your costs under control when moving abroad

If you’re thinking of upping sticks and moving to a new country, you’re not alone. There are lots of reasons why people make this transition. For example, the prospect of a better climate and more relaxing lifestyle prove a lure to many. Meanwhile, job opportunities are also a major draw.

However, before you take the plunge and relocate, it’s important to consider all the practicalities. For example, as well as arranging suitable furniture removals to Germany or elsewhere, you’ll need to think long and hard about your budget. Feeling out of your financial depth is bad enough at home when you’re surrounded by your friends and family, but when you’re abroad it’s even worse.

A warning

Thankfully, there is plenty of advice available for you to take advantage of. Recently, Shelter Offshore issued a warning. It noted that people often get distracted from the all important issue of financial planning.

It remarked: “There is so much to organise when you’re moving abroad, and naturally enough the most basic requirements of establishing a home and securing an income are usually people’s highest priorities.  The concept of seeking or taking financial advice for example, will be very low down a ‘to do’ list for most soon-to-be expats!

“Then, newly arrived expats usually get caught up in the excitement and adventure of their new life, and a whole load of important factors that are critical to an expat’s long-term financial wellbeing get overlooked.”

Be realistic

According to Shelter Offshore, it’s also important to be realistic about the cost of relocating and living abroad. It pointed out the significance of factoring in international furniture removals and of moving people and pets. Also, there are the costs associated with buying or renting a new property.

The organisation remarked: “These costs are often grossly underestimated by would-be expats.  Far worse than this however, is the fact that the majority of expats underestimate the cost of living abroad in their new nation.”

Offering advice, it added: “Please do yourself a favour and research your relocation costs and the real cost of living abroad in your new nation so that you avoid any nasty shocks.”

First things first

Shelter Offshore went on to state that it’s a good idea to begin by determining whether it is necessary to secure visas to relocate and, if it is, what costs are associated with this. It also suggested getting quotes for furniture removals.

The savvy approach

Here at European Removal Experts we specialise in providing superb value removals and should be ideally placed to help you. Because we’re committed to offering superb value for money, you shouldn’t have to bust your budget to make the most of our services.

Whether you’re in need of removals to Luxembourg, removals to Italy or another European destination, we’re the go-to firm. By being savvy in your choice of removal companies, you stand to save yourself cash and during the expensive relocation process, this could prove vital. For more information about what we have to offer, just peruse our website.