In 2016 there were nearly nine million Americans living overseas. That’s more people than live in New York state!
Why would anyone ever want to leave the land of opportunity? Well, to be honest, we can think of a fair few pretty compelling reasons.
Sure America is the greatest country in the world (TM) but there’s a lot of countries out there that some of us might prefer to call home.
Read on as we look at five reasons to move out of the US.
1. Better Food
Ok, so we’ll admit you’ll be hard pushed to find anything as perfect as an In-N-Out burger anywhere else in the world. Those are good burgers, Walter.
But the double-double aside, some of the greatest food on earth is made far from these shores. Think about some take out classics: chinese? Erm, from China.
Pizza? Italy, of course. Tacos? Well, you get the idea.
If you want your taste buds to be truly delighted, you’re going to need to set up camp somewhere outside America.
2. More Bang for Your Buck
Being one of the richest countries in the world also has its downsides. One of which is how much everything costs in comparison to other parts of the world.
If you lived in Singapore, the cost of living would be 70% of what is in New York. Rawalpindi, Pakistan has a cost of living less than 20% that of New York. It means your money would go five times further. Imagine it!
3. More Sun
Sure California is sunny. Fine, Florida is lovely and warm. If you want some serious sun, though, there are plenty of places where you can find as much sun as you could ever want.
Abu Dhabi, for example, has highs of 108 in July and August. Hot stuff indeed. Check out First Choice Properties if you’re thinking about setting up home there.
4. Guns (Or Lack Thereof)
Most Americans fall into two schools of thought. Either the country has too many guns or not enough.
Whichever camp you fall into, there’s a country out there for you. Japan, for example, has some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the world. In Yemen on the other hand, you’re almost encouraged to own a gun.
The trouble with having a comparatively short history as a nation is that it’s hard to pack that much culture into such a short period.
Stonehenge in the UK, for example, is about 5,000 years old. The Great Wall of China is well over 2,000 years old. The pyramids in Egypt have been around for about 4,500 years.
In comparison, the oldest house in the US isn’t even 400 years old yet.
Have These Reasons to Move Swayed You?
If this list of reasons to move out of the US has given you itchy feet, then we say go for it!
If deep down you know that you could never say goodbye to the land of the free and the home of the brave, then there’s no shame in that either. Whatever you decide we wish you the best of luck!
Wherever you end up living, be sure to visit us again soon to check out some more of our articles.