Expats crave soaps, fish and chips and a good laugh overseas

New research from Aviva reveals that the British sense of humour, favourite TV shows and fish and chips all rank among the top 10 things people would miss most if they moved overseas. The findings come from a study that tracks the appetite and motivations for moving abroad.

The survey suggests that British culture holds a special place in many people’s hearts, with just over two in five confessing they would miss their favourite TV shows such as Eastenders and Coronation Street. The British sense of humour also ranks highly with 39% saying that they would miss our wit. And 38% admit that they would be left longing for British food and drink.

One in three say they would miss the NHS if they moved abroad. More than one in four admit that they do not know enough about health benefits in different countries. Nearly one in five do not know where they would get support and advice on basic needs such as health.  

Teresa Rogers of Aviva says, “International health insurance can help eliminate a number of the health-related concerns. We can put people in touch with specialist multi-lingual support services, arrange treatment on their behalf, give them access to 24-hour support from a doctor and take care of their medical bills.”


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