Living in the USA, but considering moving to another country to work remotely?
If that’s your case, then I am sure, the next question that you shall ask would be: “Which are the top destinations for people of the USA to consider moving out to?”
Did you know there were approximately 8.7 million U.S citizens living abroad in 160+ countries as of March 2016?
According to AARO, as per Government estimates in 2011, this figure was about 6.32 million.
The good news is there are several countries around the globe that you may consider moving out to, and spending the rest of your life working online.
So whether you need to take a break from your daily grind and want to live somewhere more peaceful, or you are looking for better opportunities, we are presenting you with our pick of top popular destinations for Americans to live abroad and work online.
You can achieve anything you want to do from any part of the world, it’s just that sometimes change of climate, and change of scenery are necessary to boost your creativity, and quality of work, when it comes to working online.
So, here are some of our recommendations on best countries, where you can live abroad, easily find work, or maybe work online.
1: New Zealand
Well, if you are someone looking to run away from over-crowded American cities to spend rest of your life in a place where the governments, as well as, the local people are ready to embrace you with open arms and open heart, then New Zealand is going to be your best bet.
Well, a great lifestyle, moderate climate, superb scenery, and a friendly environment are there to welcome you.
Currently, there are about 22,000 American emigrants in different states of New Zealand, and guess what, within a week after the 2016 Presidential elections in the U.S, a total of 13,401 Americans shown their interest in New Zealand’s immigration program.
And in case you ever change your mind about working online and wish to seek jobs in New Zealand, there are wide areas of opportunities for the Americans. Especially, Queenstown, Napier, Auckland, and Wellington are home to some of the best companies that offer jobs for immigrants.
Wait, what? You mean Mexico? Now you must be considering me nuts to suggest an over populated country like Mexico, as there are 12 million Mexicans living in the U.S already and still, lots of Mexicans try to make it into the U.S border legally or illegally.
However, you’d be amazed to know that there were about 1 million Americans living in Mexico as of 2017.
If you are English speaking American then finding a job is not as difficult for you as you may easily get a job as an English Teacher. It’s better to apply for jobs online through some of the best Mexican websites such as Bumeran, OpcionEmpleo, and Learn4Good for better response from the employers.
Although, security and safety are the biggest concerns in Mexico for any foreigner, still, you’d be amazed to know that 95% of the US citizens residing in Mexico are illegal. That means, regardless of any hardships in Mexico, you can still make a living in your neighboring country.
3: Czech Republic
As per this report, 3,907 US citizens were living in Prague that is the capital and the most popular city of Czech Republic in 2015. Because of its historical and architectural importance, Czech Republic is one of the most popular countries for tourists and immigrants.
Prague, Brno, and Ostrava are among the best for American expats in Czech Republic, and as compared to most of the European destinations these are the cheaper ones. Czech Republic is a combo of stunning landscapes, jaw-dropping architecture, and a wonderful lifestyle.
In terms of jobs, Czech Republic is a heaven for Americans because they are always in demand in schools and institutes for teaching students English as a second language. All you need to do is take four-week training from a reliable organization that will help you in getting a job very easily.
You can also opt for giving ESL classes online, as more and more students are opting for distant learning programs and online courses, it’s a best way to work online and make handsome money.
Thailand is one of the most economical and cheapest countries in Southeast Asia. The living cost is almost 40% lower than the U.S, and guess what; most of the Americans love to spend their lives after retirement in Thailand.
As per 2010 Census in Thailand, there were 40,230 Americans living in the country.
When it comes to choosing the best Thai city to live, KohSamui, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and Hua Hin are the best cities with the relaxed lifestyle and stunning landscapes, ideal for any person working online.
Like other non-English speaking countries, Thailand also has tons of teaching jobs for foreigners.
Along with that, there are a lot of multinational companies you can try your luck with. There are many companies currently operating in the US that already has a branch in Thailand, so negotiating with them to transfer you to their Thailand branch won’t be a problem, hopefully.
However, working remotely from any part of the world isn’t a big deal anymore, thanks to the internet and various online applications such as Skype zoom, facebook live call option and Watsapp conference call option for making our lives easier.
You can easily get connected with your boss or employees from any part of the world, at anytime, working remotely even increases your working efficiency.
Germany is one of the most popular European countries for American expats and there were 107,755 US citizens living in Germany by 2013.
Many American companies prefer sending their professionals, as well as, college students and graduates to Germany for better quality of education.
Munich and Cologne are among the most popular cities among the IT and technology professionals. You can spend quality life in most of the German cities because of the relaxed work routine with no overtimes and extra workload.
To get a full-time job in Germany, you need to be 100% perfect in your skill, because you can only be considered for a job if no German citizen could perform this job better than you.
However, if you wish to work online then there won’t be any trouble for you; you can enjoy your work in a relaxed environment.
6: Costa Rica
This Central American nation has much more to offer than you can possibly imagine. Being one of the happiest countries in the world, it offers you a flourishing lifestyle, lots of attractions, and much more.
According to the US State Department, there are about 70,000 American citizens living in Costa Rica, and most of them are retirees.
When it comes to choosing the right Costa Rican cities to live, San Jose, Heredia, and San Ramon are the best, especially San Ramon which is also called the city of poets and presidents.
Finding a job in Costa Rica is not that difficult because it is a well-developed country and much better than most of the neighboring countries. Most of the foreigners get their jobs before they arrive to this biodiverse country. The best and the easiest job an American can find here is teaching English as a foreign language.
However, for working online, there are ample of opportunities available in a feasible environment.
Did you know, it was Canadian immigration website that was crashed by Americans soon after the 2016 presidential elections in the US?
According to Wikipedia, there are between 0.9 million to 2 million Americans living in Canada that makes it one of the top countries with American citizens.
Toronto and Vancouver are among the best cities with ample of business and job opportunities; hence, in case you ever change your mind about online working, you won’t have much trouble finding yourself a job in these cities.
All you have to do is fulfill all the requirements to get a work permit in Canada which includes a job offer from a Canadian employer, your education and work experience, and a bunch of other formalities.
The biggest plus point while living in Canada is that the lifestyle, environment, and many other factors are similar to the US. So, Canada may become your next destination to live and work online.
If you ask me, I’d personally prefer spending the rest of my life, living happily in Sweden.
For one thing, Sweden is among the most developed countries in the world.
Also it’s known as one of the happiest and cleanest country in the world.
So if you are a dreamer like me, make your dreams a reality by moving to the happiest country in the world and live happily ever after.
France is a heaven for tourists especially those coming from the USA, because of many things including its award-winning cuisine, lip-smacking pastries, the best literature, etc.
According to the American Embassy in France, there were 100,000 Americans living in France in 2010.
If you really want to live a quality life in France, forget Paris, and prefer the cities and towns like Lyon, Montpellier, and Bordeaux as these cities have all the ingredients that anyone would love.
Because of the French culture, traditions, healthcare, and pleasant climate, France is among the most favorite countries, for most of the retirees and people working online.
Although, finding a job as an American may not be easier in France, still you can find some best English-teaching jobs. Along with that, you may also search for NGOs operating in Paris and can try your luck in finding job with them.
Australia is undoubtedly one of the most popular places to work abroad. That is why; many Americans prefer to spend their lives in Australia.
According to 2006 Australian Census, there were 71,718 Americans living in Australia.
There are several cities in Australia that can be considered as your next destination such as Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, and Melbourne.
Americans have lived an ideal life in Australia since long and have made inspiring careers in the country. If you are aged anywhere between 18-30, you can work in Australia for up to 1 year under the Work Australia program.
However, as far as working online is concerned; working in a relaxed and peaceful county like Australia will boost anyone’s creativity.
11: South Korea
South Korea shouldn’t be confused with North Korea here, as South Korea is 180 degree opposite to North Korea in terms of many things including lifestyle and work.
Regardless of its risky geographical position and the fact that it is officially at war with North Korea, it’s still one of the top destinations for Americans to live and work online.
You may have already heard about Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, but trust me there are plenty of other cities such as Pohang and Incheon that are among best places to live.
When it comes to finding a job in South Korea, Teaching English as a Foreign Language remains the best choice for Americans as you can easily find such jobs. Along with that, there are plenty of jobs available in the technology and IT sector, where if a company agrees; you can work remotely, too.
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