Anyone considering moving to a new country should consider the cost of living on the other side.
While you’ll quickly discover the tax system in Andorra is favourable, you know that Monaco also has low tax rates, but few can actually afford or justify living there after they pay the high cost of living.
Although it’s impossible to list every single thing you could buy when moving to Andorra, in this article we’ll give you an overview of some different prices that will affect your daily life in Andorra.
We think you’ll find that Andorra’s cost of living is very reasonable.
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Skiing comes naturally to Andorrans. Just as Australians learn to swim, Brazilians play soccer and Canadians skate as a rite of passage.
Having a mountain view outside of almost every window means a ski hill outside every door. And with mountains in the backyard, learning to ski, often at a ski school, is part of growing up in Andorra.
The idea of ski education goes well beyond the lessons you might have your kids take at the resort while on vacation. Schools in Andorra include skiing as integral and much-loved part of the curriculum.
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One of the most significant benefits of living in Andorra is the advantageous and simple tax system. It requires residents to pay a maximum of 10% personal income tax.
Minimizing the amount of tax you pay on your income will be an attractive goal for many, but what are the requirements to qualify for tax residency in Andorra?
That’s the main subject of this article. I’ll explain the concept of tax residency and how to apply to participate in the Andorran tax system.
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Andorra is growing and there are plenty of job offers, especially in the tourism field.
We’ve already discussed how to find a job in Andorra as a foreigner. Today, we’ll guide you through the common labour policies and let you know what it’s like to work in the country.
Whether you’re looking for a seasonal job in a ski resort or have your sights set on a more traditional career this will be your guide. We’ll cover the information you need to start working in Andorra and the legal policies about labour.
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What are Andorra’s passport requirements? We’ll get into the “how” and “what” of getting an Andorran passport in a moment, but first the “why”.
You might be familiar with the benefits of having a second passport different from your country of origins. For example, you’ll be able to easily visit some countries your second passport when your original passport would have required managing visas and special permits.
The freedom of travelling the world without asking for government authorization is exciting and indescribable. You just pick up your passport, go to the airport and fly off somewhere far away, without explanations or extra requirements.
However, this is only possible if your passport allows it. Some countries require extensive paperwork before the carriers of certain passports can visit. Or they reserve the right to block those travellers from entering entirely.
If you’d like to acquire an Andorran passport for this reason or many others, take a look at this brief guide to Andorra’s passport requirements and rules.
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After reading about the marvelous and beautiful Andorra, you finally made the decision of moving to the country and start enjoying the Andorran lifestyle.
However, moving to another country requires a massive amount of research to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Practical things such as how to get to the country from the airport and where to find properties for sale (or rent), or more “human things” like finding friends and welcoming communities is essential to anyone considering starting their life in a new country.
Here we present a comprehensive guide on how to achieve your plan of moving to Andorra as efficiently as possible.
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There are plenty of reasons for expats to look into gaining a residency visa in Andorra. The country has one of the lowest tax rates in the world, a high quality of life, and is a very safe place to live.
Anyone can apply for a residency visa. The only catch is that you will need to meet the requirements and provide the necessary documents – all information you can get from our site.
Andorran residency falls into two different categories, which have further sub-categories:
- Passive residency: For individuals that will perform most of their economic activity outside of Andorra during their stay
- Active residency: For individuals that wish to make Andorra their home and to work full time within the country
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As just about every real estate listing demonstrates, most people want to live close to a good school. Happily, there are two very good international schools in Andorra, and the principality is so compact that just about everywhere is relatively close.
With school attendance mandatory in Andorra and homeschooling not allowed, schools are essential for those who have children, and those considering it.
Of course, their presence also has a positive effect on nearby property values.
Agora International School of Andorra and the British College of Andorra are the two international schools in Andorra.
In this article we’ll review the details you need to know about them.
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Andorra has one of the worlds lowest capital gains tax rates, averaging around 10%. This is considerably lower than other European countries like France, which has a rate of 33%.
Before a recent change, capital gains tax in Andorra didn’t exist at all.
If you’re the shareholder of a company or an overseas property investor, you may be curious as of how you will be affected, too.
In this article we’ll run you through everything you need to know about capital gains tax in Andorra. We’ll assume you know what capital gains are, as there are plenty of great resources available on the topic already.
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Incorporating a company doesn’t always have to be done in your home country. Offshore companies can offer many benefits that businesses wouldn’t otherwise get, including greater privacy and better tax rates.
Ironically, an Andorran “offshore company” technically exists in a landlocked country. It doesn’t get much more “onshore” than Andorra!
Despite this irony, an Andorran company remains appealing to many entrepreneurs, thanks to the country’s very low corporate taxes.
Companies formed in Andorra are taxed at a maximum rate of 10%, while a comparable company in the USA, a country known to compete for international business, will have to pay 21% in corporate taxes.
In this article, we will run you through the basics of what you need to know about Andorran companies.
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