Moving abroad is the most unforgettable and rewarding experience in your life. Although the process takes a lot of organization and planning, you can make this easier and cheaper.
Plan your move far in advance
The more time you have to plan, the better. If you have at least 6 months to arrange your move abroad, you should make arrangements right away as most of the best deals can be found well in advance. So start researching and booking as soon as possible.
The general rule for booking the cheapest flights is the earlier you book, the better. It is recommended not to wait for special offers as you may be left with nothing. The more prepared you are, the easier it is to budget and plan ahead. It is recommended to use a website which compares all airlines to find the cheapest price, shortlist the best deals and then see if you can find an even better deal directly with the airline itself.
Split up your flights
It is a good idea to splitting up your flights which can save a lot of money. For instance, booking a direct flight from your home country to Italy via another country can cost a lot more than booking a flight from home country to another country, and book another from this country to Italy. You may even plan a little holiday in between.
When booking your flights, pay special attention on the baggage allowances. You are not just going on holiday but moving abroad, so every single kilogram counts. Most non-budget airlines allow between 23 and 30 kgs checked baggage for a standard economy ticket. If there is slight difference in price between airlines it is better to choose the one which offers more baggage.
Find self-sufficient accommodation
If you’re on a budget, then don’t waste your time looking at fancy hotels to stay in when you first arrive. You’ll want to find something that is self-sufficient with a kitchen and ideally a laundry, as these things will save you a lot of spending money in your first weeks. It is a good idea to rent a furnished flat so you just need to fill it with you stuff.