It really is no surprise that many people are fed up with the elections here in the USA and are thinking about moving overseas if he or she relocates into the White house.
The question is, where will everyone move to? Where is better, safer, cheaper and welcoming?
For expats who live in the USA they will probably just relocate back to their homeland if they feel that they have had enough. That takes care of many Brits, Germans, Dutch, Italians, and Swedes etc moving back to Europe. Some South Americans might also move back home as might Australians and New Zealand.
But where would Americans go?
Everyone says Canada with its more liberal economic policies and a better health care system but in reality, unless you have a fortune to invest north of the border or your job skill is sought after in Canada, it could take 3-4 years to get processed and by that time it would be just about time to vote in someone else!
Other great choices would be Costa Rica where you can become a permanent resident and buy a property fairly easily. Depending on where you move to in Costa Rica you can have warm winters or still experience the seasons. The standard of living is lower than the USA, the wildlife is amazing and healthcare is first class and affordable.
Ecuador is a great place to consider moving to if the low cost of living is high on your priorities. The days of living like a king for $1000 a month are gone but double that and you could live comfortably if you don’t go too extravagant.
If you are thinking about moving to Asia to get away from it all, Singapore is very civilized, most people speak English and if you can get offered a job there you will enjoy the expat lifestyle and soon forget about what’s going on back home.
Thailand and the Philippines can offer some great retirement places at a low cost or if you are lucky enough to have one of those jobs where you can work from anywhere with a good internet connection, then what’s stopping you moving?
If safety is a big concern when moving overseas, try moving to Austria or Switzerland. They have low crime rates but can be expensive to live in. If hiking, skiing and the outdoor winter life is more your thing then you can’t go wrong moving to the snowier parts of Europe.
Wherever you might think about moving overseas to, do your homework! Check on visa requirements, healthcare costs, schooling, language requirements, buying or rental costs for housing, temperatures in all seasons are just some of the items to research and think about before your International departure.
Definitely rent a place when you first arrive and get to know the lay of the land before you decide to buy and commit yourself.
International Moving and Shipping costs can add up, even when using the very cost effective services of UPakWeShip. Don’t ship things you won’t use or that won’t work or won’t fit in with the local style. Make sure you speak to an overseas moving specialist that can advise you in advance of all-inclusive lump sum shipping rates, customs regulations and cost effective international moving options.