Seattle Expat City Guide
Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington, with over 600,000 people as of 2015. Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast connecting the border of Canada and the United States. The city has become a commercial powerhouse, especially in the tech sector with companies such as Microsoft and Amazon. The Boeing company established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing and is a major commercial and economic force in the city. Seattle is also famous for its music and performing arts.
The city has an oceanic climate, with wet and rainy winters. Summertime usually dry and hot, but not very humid. Expats moving to Seattle will enjoy a range of leisure activities, lifestyle and high-quality education.
Many travelers and expats may be heard of the “Seattle-style hot dog”, is a hot dog topped with cream cheese that has become popular in Seattle. Another top choice is Italian-quality Salumi Artisan Cured Meats sandwich, with grilled lamb, pork shoulder, and meatballs. There are many fine dining spots in the city. Many like to visit the Pike Place Market for an authentic Seattle experience.
Seattle’s diverse shopping scene offer every type of shopping imaginable. If you are looking for trendy fashion, the latest looks are at the Nordstrom in Downtown. If you are an art lover, a lot of galleries and art shops are in Belltown. Also, the outlet malls are great for bargain hunters.
Healthcare in Seattle
Both hospitals and clinics in Seattle are available in Seattle. Expats should ensure that they are covered by international health insurance with emergency evacuation before departure. For travelers, they should check whether their travel insurance package offers coverage for medical emergencies and in-hospital stays. The cost of medical treatment in the US is quite expensive and Seattle is no exception. To know about healthcare system in Seattle check out our healthcare region page.
Insurance for Expatriates in Seattle
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Seattle unless they are eligible for a domestic policy or covered by an employer. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Seattle:
If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expats in Seattle, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Seattle expatriate insurance requirements. If you are eligible for a local insurance plan, that will be your best bet.