Moving abroad

Have the sub zero temperatures and icy conditions we’ve recently been experiencing prompted you to think about moving abroad? For the majority of expats, their decision to leave the UK is primarily determined by the weather and a desire for a sunnier, warmer climate. But where do you start when trying to ascertain where to move to? Read on for some handy tips.

1) Weather
If it’s lazy days on the beach you’re after, then Spain is your go-to destination. With just under 500 beaches to choose from, Spain also has the warmest climates. For sunny conditions, the capital of the Algarve, Faro, enjoys the most amount of sunshine in Europe at 3,170 hours per year. The safest choice for the least amount of rainfall is the Greek Island of Crete, where showers are non-existent in the summer!

2) Location
If it’s a British community you seek abroad then you will want to head to the most popular destination for expats, which is unsurprisingly, Australia. Other Brits head off to Spain, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

3) Quality of life
All of these countries also feature in the top places to live for the best quality of life, with Melbourne, Australia coming on top with an overall score of 97.5 out of 100. This is according to the Economist Intelligence Unit global “liveability” study, which looks at how tolerable it is to live in a particular place given its crime levels, threat of conflict, quality of medical care, levels of censorship, temperature, schools and transport links.

There are various websites to help you make the decision to move abroad, from the most popular places to what makes financial sense for you. If you need help with packing materials or how to organise your home move, check out our handy moving guides.

3 thoughts on “Moving abroad

  1. Moving abroad is the hardest and most difficult thing I experienced, the time I moved it was January.

    Aah, so much of snow and weather hazards but still somehow we made it possible.. Hats to off to my family who did their best with me :)

  2. It feels like there are a million and one things to do when arranging a house move, but with a bit of organization you can reduce the job into manageable chunks. Planning ahead is the key – working out whom you need to notify and whom you need to book.

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