help with calculating expat poulation
Difficult one this.
1 With the more wealthy being able to fly back and forth it's difficult to put them into the equation.
2 An expat for me is someone who has been here at least a year or two.
3 There are large number of foreign students here. But of course they are not expats until they decide to stay.
4 If we take into account those on the forum and how this number has grown. (in my opinion, not much)
Then I would say, not much. In fact I was talking to a woman who sells property for a local developer the other day and she seemed disappointed that very few foreign folk were buying property here.
An indication to me that people come and go, but don't often stay.
Whatever the government figures are I would suggest it's lower, for my reasons above.
I await the forum's onslaught.