Where Would Americans Migrate Safely and Happily?

by Doubtfully Yours 19 Replies latest social current

  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    Lots of people migrate to the United States.

    Is there a good Country for an American to migrate? We've been toying with the idea of relocating outside of the U.S. for quite some time now. Hubby and I both speak, read and write English and Spanish very well, and have pretty good computer skills which would help with the job situation.

    Which countries would you all recommend?


  • Lostreality

    Honestly..I would say Ausy...

    thats where i want to relocate to anyways...

  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    How's the cost of living and the job situation in Australia compared to the U.S.? How about crime rate?


  • Elsewhere

    How about one of the Caribbean islands mon? No terrorism around dare!

  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    The job situation is horrible there. Perhaps when we both retire from our actual jobs the Islands may sound like an option.


  • maybesbabies

    Costa Rica is good, or so I've heard. Some friends of mine own a villa there, and another friend is buying a coffee plantation there, to grow organice coffee beans to ship back here to Seattle.

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  • jgnat

    "Norway was followed by Sweden, Canada, Belgium, Australia and the US"

    Top 15 countries:

    HDI rank 2002
    Life expectancy (years)Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)GDP per capita ($)Adult literacy (%)
    1 Norway78.5429,91899%*
    2 Sweden79.7324,27799%*
    3 Canada78.8627,84099%*
    4 Belgium78.4627,17899%*
    5 Australia78.9625,69399%*
    6 United States77734,14299%*
    7 Iceland79.2429,58199%*
    8 Netherlands78.1525,65799%*
    9 Japan81426,75599%*
    10 Finland77.6424,99699%*
    11 Switzerland78.9328,78999%*
    12 France78.6424,22399%*
    13 UK77.7423,50999%*
    14 Denmark76.2627,62799%*
    15 Austria78.1426,76599%*

    * For Human Development Index a value of 99% was applied


  • Simon

    Isn't there something *very* wrong with those statistics? (or rather the society behind them)

    Highest GDP per capita (ie. richest) but the highest infant mortality rate and lowest life expectancy?!

    Maybe some changes are needed. It points to an incredibly unfair society of extremes (wealth / poverty)

    BTW: I'd go to Canada. It has everything America has going for it and none of the things that America has going against it.

  • StinkyPantz

    I'd move to Australia..

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