What jobs can I find?

Unless you’re an E.U. citizen, it’s going to be difficult. Unemployment is still staggeringly high, exceeding 30 percent among young people.

“Tourism is the only sector that would likely hire Americans because they speak English, the lingua franca,”.

What’s it like to live in Greece?

“To retire, Greece is pretty cheap,”.

The couple avoids income tax because they’re not working in the country. And they don’t shop a lot, which helps them elude shopping taxes.

Where do I buy Groceries?

The stores here don’t have an aisle with an infinite number of potato chip or soda varieties, but they do have that kind of stuff. The things I really savor, like cheese, Greece does really well. And the quality is actually a skosh better..

How do I bring pets to the island?

If you have your heart set on bringing your pet,

…know that they must be micro-chipped, have a health certificate and proof of having been vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days before traveling.

What are the health care options?

“Healthcare was one of the things we initially had big concerns about,” says Allen.

“It’s notoriously bad here. However, there’s a way to get around that easily. You buy private insurance and bypass the government system”.

Will online retailers deliver?

They will, but shipping can be prohibitively expensive from the States, costing up to four times as much. One way around that is that most of the bigger American companies have European distributors.

How do I move my belongings?

“In our case, it was easy,” Allen says.

They used a company based in Astoria, Queens, called Hermes International Movers, which charges $72 for a box measuring 24x18x18 and with no limit on weight.

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