Emigrating

GazC_MFC

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If you could go anywhere where would you go?

most people usually suggest Australia or Canada. Where would you go, if you no longer wanted to be here?
 

SilentProf

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I think most would choose somewhere English speaking with decent weather. I’d choose New Zealand over Australia personally.
 

indeedido

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Western Australia - south west of Perth around Yallingup. Climate, landscape, lifestyle. Peace and quiet and space.
Had migrants visa thirty years ago and never went.
Now they won't have us; too old, not working and not wealthy enough to buy in.
North Yorkshire every bit as good anyway.
 

Wiseman_Vaughn

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Before Brexit, our plan was to move to the Morcenx region of France.

It is still possible, we just have to jump through more hoops now.
Likewise, I had somewhere in Langudoc in mind. I might still do it but won't be for a while.

I loved Australia when I was there, unfortunately, I was too old and didn't have the relevant skills.

Panama and Costa Rica used to be cost effective - Not sure if that is the same today as it became popular with retirees from the US
 

Wiseman_Vaughn

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You posted as I replied. 😜
Are you nearing retirement or retired already?

When I was actively looking, I signed up to get updates from real estate experts over there - I still get them but hardly read them these days. I was specifically looking around Carcassonne. I didn't want anything too big - I was looking at 2 bed cottage type outside of town. As I mentioned, I might still do it but have commitments here for the foreseeable.
 

Redwurzel

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Probably Blue mountains in Australia if I had to emigrate. It feels remote but you can go to Sydney for the day.

I like trees and greenery of this area of NSW but not the subtropical reptiles and humidity of Northern Australia . New Zealand looks a bit cool and wet and provincial sort a larger version of Devon. Perth looks a bit remote and it always looks dry.
 

HundredRoom

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I can highly recommend living in Singapore.
I can highly recommend NOT living in Singapore.

Expensive
Most densely populated country in the world
One of the most boring countries in the world
Soulless
No culture
People afraid of their own shadows
A deep loathing of all other countries in the region
Scared shitless that Malaysia might turn their water off
A strong military
Hotter than it makes sense to go out during the day.
Rains like nowhere else
You must like living in high rise towers
One pub between 3 million

Or maybe you just want too have a beer with smallTown
 
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changingman

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I think I've yet to find my ideal place to live, although Gothenburg, Porto or New York are probably close.

Realistically, post-independence and rejoining the EU we'll be off to Scotland (Glasgow maybe?) - medium term is a move to Sweden but with work permits taking around 18 months to approve it's probably at the hands of lady luck.
 

Brian Marwood

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I can highly recommend NOT living in Singapore.

Expensive
Most densely populated country in the world
One of the most boring countries in the world
Soulless
No culture
People afraid of their own shadows
A deep loathing of all other countries in the region
Scared shitless that Malaysia might turn their water off
A strong military
Hotter than it makes sense to go out during the day.
Rains like nowhere else
You must like living in high rise towers
One pub between 3 million

Or maybe you just want too have a beer with smallTown

Densely populated but still lots of wild outdoor space like Macritchie, Bukit Timah, and Wetlands. Also the beaches, particularly at East Coast and Sentosa.
In 5 years living there I was never bored once.
I lived in a house with a garden.
One pub is nonsense, the pub scene is brilliant at Club Street, Holland Village, Chijmes etc. Even quirky places like Golden Mile are a good night out.
It's tropical weather yes, that comes with living at the equator but I loved never scraping frost.
A deep loathing of other countries in the region? Where have I also heard that nearer to home??

Things to love:
The weather (if you are a hot weather person which I am).
Safe, women and kids can walk the streets night and day without fear.
Changi Airport is so easy to use it is great for grabbing weekends in places like Bali, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Langkawi etc
Food lovers paradise
Great education for kids
Low taxes
Sentosa Island
Beautiful golf courses
Easy to drive over to Malaysia and discover the East Coast Islands
 
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