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Reasons Why People Choose To Move Overseas

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There are many reasons why people to sell their home, pack their belongings and move abroad. Some people opt to start a fresh slate in a brand new country, for others there is no choice in the matter and they need to relocate for business purposes.

Whatever your reason is for moving overseas, it is important that you seek expert advice to ensure the big move goes as smoothly as possible. A number of factors need to be considered before taking such a big step. Assets need to be taken care of; visas/working permits need to be acquired; and ultimately the destination needs to picked wisely.
Moving to another country is not a decision that should be taken lightly. It can affect you as well as those around you and when little ones are involved, you need to be 100% sure it is the right move. Here are some reasons why you may agree to move overseas.


Some people opt to move abroad simply to further their career.You may want to challenge yourself or seek additional opportunities which you cannot gain in the country you are currently living in. Furthermore, your employment could be relocating overseas and you wish to move for a new job. Be aware that industries differ considerably across the world and one sector which may be fruitful in your own state may not have as much wealth in another.

Expand cultural awareness

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One reason to move to another country is to expand your horizons on a cultural level. Countries have different ways of life, beliefs and values. If you are bored of the society and you seek new adventure, you can learn all about the art, music and literature in another land.


As humans, we often have the inner desire to be around close family and friends. If your family is moving abroad, it may be that you consider the step yourself to stay near them. Alternatively, you may have moved abroad previously but wish to move back due to home sickness. Communicating over continents can be difficult, especially when there are different time zones.


Economic times are tough and many households are struggling financially. Homeowners have less disposable income, wages are frozen and redundancies are rife. Countries have singular tax systems and governments and it may be you wish to move to enjoy tax efficiency or higher salaries. Some people move because the cost of living is lower; this includes fuel costs, food prices and rent.

Quality of life

Your quality of life is imperative. It is the fundamental purpose to your existence and each country can be scored on its quality of life. It takes into account education, road systems, lifestyle, safety, healthcare and climate etc. Some people move for a better way of life.
Australia, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Norway, Denmark, United States, Switzerland, Finland, and the Netherlands all ranked as the top 10 countries in the world for the best quality of life in the ‘Better for Life Index’ 2011.


The climate of a country can affect your quality of life and some people choose destinations that are sunnier. It may seem fickle to take such a big step simply for a bit of sunshine and warmer temperatures but the weather can affect your general mood as well as your health.


When you retire, you find yourself with a certain amount of money and spare time on your hands. Some pensioners choose to spend this period of their life in a new destination. Often or not they seek a calmer, more relaxed lifestyle and they have worked their entire lives saving spends and assets in order to enjoy a new existence elsewhere.

Fresh slate

As with anything in life, things can go awry. Problems can occur, devastation arises and sometimes we just need a fresh slate in a new country to start again. Some people cannot move on from the death of a loved one, or progress from being sacked from employment. It can only take escaping abroad in order to do so.

Whatever your reason is for moving overseas, employ expert removal services to help you have a stress-free affordable move.

This article was written by Robinsons Removals, UK specialists in moving overseas.

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