The 16 Countries Where Americans Move to Most Frequently
As of 2015, the number of international migrants worldwide stood at almost 244 million, or 3.3 percent of the world’s population, according to UN Population Division estimates. More than 2.3 million of them are Americans who have chosen to live outside the U.S.
The most popular countries are, understandably, south and north of the border, even though moving there for the long-term is not easy and getting a visa or a work permit is a long and complicated process. The standard of living is often higher or fairly the same as in the U.S.
Many Americans are moving to places where the life expectancy is much higher due to improvements in lifestyle , medications, and better healthcare. They also go because people are happier there, according to international surveys.
If the presidential election was the final straw and you have made up your mind that you want to move, you may want to consider one of the following destinations where you can find the most Americans, so you are only physically away from home.