Expatriate Community in Belgium

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Communities of Expatriates

The Number of Expatriates
There are an estimated 160 000 expats in the Brussels Capital Region and surrounding parts of Flanders and Wallonia.
Blogs For Expats
Global Relocation Advice, Support and Community.
Xpats portal
Expat portal
Expat portal
For Further Information
Belgium travel guide
Immigration Authority
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Transportation Companies For Moving/Removals
Portal for removals to Belgium

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Ranking of Cities

Cost of Living
The standard of living in Belgium is high and is achieved thanks to high macro-economic performance. Many residents benefit from this high standard of living. The tax and social security systems are well developed and ensure that incomes are distributed relatively evenly.
Quality of Life
Sanitary Conditions
For Further Information
Invest in Belgium, information about the quality of life in Belgium

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Renting an Apartment

Description of Apartments
European standards
Normal Lease Term
3 years
Rental Costs
1 to 3 months
Agencies or Private Rentals
Agencies are very helpful.
Rental Agency Websites
City Flats
Property World
Holiday accommodation
Private Rentals Announcements Online
Real estate and property for sale or rent
Other Possibilities For Accommodation
Private house ; Villas.
For Further Information
Holiday homes and rentals

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School System

School Level
Education in Belgium is the responsibility of the three separate language communities (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels).

Children in Belgium are required to attend school between the ages of 6 and 18 : primary level (6 to 12 years old) ; Certificate of Lower Secondary Education and Certificate of Higher Education; depending on academic ability and individual preference.

International Schools
St.John International School ; World International School ; British International School ; BEPS International School, etc.

There are a large number of international schools in Belgium but they tend to be expensive.

For Further Information
English and international schools in Belgium
International schools in Belgium
Diplomatie.be - Studying in Belgium

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Health System

Quality of Healthcare
Medical facilities are widely available. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.

Consult the website Healthcare Belgium to find a list of Hospitals.

Health Insurance
Accessibility of the Health Insurance Network to Foreigners
Check with your own insurance company to confirm whether your policy applies overseas, including provision for medical evacuation.
Health System Insurance Body
National office for social security
Health Ministry
Portal for health

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