Nurses leaving for a better lifestyle and work environment

SYDNEY – Earlier this year, Ms Gerai Vito decided to give up her position as a nurse at a hospital in Singapore and move to Leeds in Britain, even though the take-home pay would be lower.

It was not a difficult decision, said Ms Vito, 34, who had worked for six years in Singapore. Her salary in Leeds is about the same as in Singapore – about $8,000 a month – but Britain’s tax rate is higher.