Relocating in a new country where a person will need to adopt to a new set of rules, policies and procedures and not to mention cultural traits can be typified as something like starting all over again and trying to fit in. As in one of my previous articles which tackles the need and practices of most employees to be able to adapt to a new type of culture when they transfer towards a company, well, this may be a much more serious incurrence. Growing up in an old neighborhood where you have been used to, building your network of friends and having your relatives nearby as accustomed since birth are some of the harder things to give up in exchange for safety and career. But to be practical, some people may need to really relocate at times, the need being trimmed down to the word survival in today’s modern world of challenges and such.

Needs AssessmentThe cost of living in most countries is simply not the same. Some envy the people who have relocated to other countries, particularly in greater parts of the United States of America and Canada. From afar, it is true that working in these countries will bring back outrageous figures. But staying in these areas, trying to survive and attend to your needs as well has its limitations. True while salaries by skyrocketing in other countries compared to that of third world countries as Vietnam and the Philippines, surviving there locally has a different standard of living.

To save and earn up for a decent future has evidently proven to be something more than just finding the right job at the right place. It also requires extreme sacrifice to save up for a health future. Dollars may have weighing rates that can be attractable to most people, but surely, if people earn at a good rate there and compared to the local exchange rates, well, it all boils down to the standards of the cost of living in these places. So perhaps next time, before educated people as us consider such relocation methods, maybe we should first picture the probabilities of living in such places above all. Figures attract us but the red tape behind them may need to be dissected closer to understand the whole scenario, both for business and personal needs assessment as well.

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Originally posted on July 13, 2006 @ 7:50 am


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