A list of things to consider before taking the leap and relocating to a foreign country.
Thinking about moving abroad? Whether you’re looking for a new job, better quality of life, or simply your next adventure, choosing a foreign country to relocate to can be a challenge. If you are exploring your options on the best places to live as an expatriate, take a look at our list of things to consider.
Unless you’re retired or come from money, job opportunities are perhaps the most important factor to look at before your move. If you have a destination in mind, consider if it’s an easy place for non-natives to find work.
Looking at job prospects, LinkedIn can be a great tool to find offers in a specific area. Alternatively, platforms dedicated to one country, such as Work in Lithuania, can help with your research.
Some everyday things we usually don’t give a second thought about may be game-changers when deciding where to relocate. When moving abroad, assess if you’ll be able to afford to live, eat, and shop the way you want in your chosen country.
Before picking your destination, make sure to look into your options to spend great time outside of work there. You might want to think about how you like to spend your time in your current country, and whether the same pastimes will be available to you once you move.
You can also check out “Foreigners in Country X” Facebook groups and Meetup.com to get an idea of the various clubs and hobby-based groups available.
It’s not enough to just have a passport when moving to another country. Sorting out immigration paperwork can be a complicated process, so you need to find out the necessary details before selecting a country to move to.
Relocating to any country will run into unforeseen problems, unexpected joys and everything else in between. But thinking through this list of questions might help to make sure the country you choose has everything you’re looking for.