Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Top 10 Countries Where You Can Start a New Life

To start a new life doesn’t mean running away from your current life. It means breaking away from the boredom and situations which put you stuck in a second gear.

Even having a great life could mean you need to breakaway. Where to? It depends on what you’re aiming for in order to achieve your life happiness. For some it may be financial security, or getting closer to nature, or simply living a peaceful life.

Starting all over again can begin with simply moving into a new neighborhood, new town, or even new country. Living with new people in new environment does give a good fresh start.

Here are some recommended places to start a new life at. They are in no particular order. And they are variable options to choose depending on what you’re looking for.

10. Singapore

If you’re looking for a stable life among orderly people, Singapore is the answer. Singapore is also known as the “fine” city due to its unique regulations. For example, you will be fined for 1,000 SGD if you spit, smoke on the street, or chew a gum.

You think you won’t be caught? They have cameras around. All you know is that suddenly, a fine letter will come knocking at your door. However, this is not to put you under pressure, but to give you the best environment and neighborhood to live with.

Singapore is one of Asia’s most leading countries. There are many world class events held there from time to time. The city of Singapore ranked eight of the world’s most expensive city. To rent an apartment in Singapore, you need to pay around $2,000 per month.

To sum it up, Singapore is a great option to start a new life that is modern, orderly, vibrant, and luxurious from top to bottom.

9. The Bahamas

The Bahamas is among a few countries which has no income tax. You don’t even have to be an official citizen of The Bahamas to dodge the tax. You just have to reside in specific areas of the country.

Compared to other Caribbean islands, The Bahamas is relatively the least expensive in living cost. The downside of this country is the medical infrastructure. But overall, other infrastructures and services are good.

The Bahamas is located in the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of over 700 islands, cays, and islets. Living in the Bahamas gives you the bliss of tropical savanna climate.

This archipelago is a recommended place to start a new life in a tropical island with relatively low living cost and income tax free advantage.

8. Hong Kong

Do you want to live abroad but cannot say goodbye to your Chinese takeout restaurant? Hong Kong can be your answer. This place is one of the most popular food and entertainment centers in Asia.

Even though it is not a tax free land like the Bahamas, Hong Kong is still one of the world’s most favorable tax systems. It is not just about the tax rate, but also the fact that Hong Kong offers tons of investment income.

To apply for Hong Kong citizenship, you just have to stay there permanently for seven years and you are automatically a citizen of Hong Kong.

This is a great place to start a new life without leaving the city life you are used to. Plus, your business and your investment will be secured if not increase.

7. Mexico

Mexico is where American people escape to dodge the authority? You watch movies too much. It is not the fugitive haven as you thought it was. The crime rate of Mexico is actually lower than most southern America countries.

Mexico is also a popular “escape” for global companies in expanding their business. It is the best bridge to enter the U.S. that has one of the world’s rich markets.

What are the reasons to start a new life in Mexico? Its warm beautiful weather and its low living cost are just a part of it.

The people in Mexico are friendly (put aside that cartel presumptions already). To start a new life here means you’re looking for a more adventurous life that is flexible, without going too far from the U.S. border.

6. United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is popular not just among Middle East countries. People from around the world decided to start a new life in UAE, especially Dubai, for its high quality of living.

UAE’s political and economy situations are relatively stable. UAE also offers lots of employment with big paycheck. Big enough to spend it on UAE’s world class fine dining and entertainment.

Of course the high quality living comes with a price. An averagely $5,000 rent price for studio apartment and $8,000 for one bedroom house.

To live in UAE, you will get a new upgraded life. It is all about luxury. The question is now, do you have what it takes to survive the competition?

5. Indonesia

Indonesia offers you a peaceful life in a tropical weather. This country is perfect for you to start a new life that is all about reconnecting with your inner peace through the beauty of nature.

Bali is Indonesia’s most popular island. There are more than 2,000 expatriates living in Bali. They are attracted to the peaceful living in Bali both on the coastal part and the mountain part.

The living cost in Bali is relatively low. The rent fee is average, but the cost of property is quite high compared to other parts of Indonesia, including the capital city, Jakarta.

This is the result of Balinese love and loyalty to their own land. You won’t find many Balinese travel across the island. Most of them never sell their property. Hence the increasing demand and price.

4. Jamaica

If you were asked to close your eyes and think of your happy place, would it be relaxing at a private white sandy beach drinking pina collada? If so, then Jamaica is the perfect place for you.

Jamaica is the land of natural beauty. From beaches, exotic plants, to waterfalls. It also offers you its unique culture. Not to mention its legendary music from the Rastafarian group. It is the best place to have both relaxation and fun simultaneously!

However, these temptations have some down parts. The crime level in Jamaica is high. And the bureaucracy is often corrupt. Despite all of that, 1,000 expatriates are living a happy retirement life in Jamaica.

Looking to start a new life that is packed with adventures in both relaxation and fun in a tropical land of beauty? Jamaica is the answer for you.

3. Netherlands

Next up is the 7th world’s happiest country, Netherlands. This may be the result of its liberal policies (and a hint of tasty beverages and food).

Its capital city, Amsterdam, is one of the most popular destinations for expatriates. Most of them come here looking for jobs in several services such as health and welfare, trade, transport, business, and communication sectors.

Living in Netherlands costs more for expatriates. You are only eligible for free sector apartments. This means you should expect to pay a lot of money for a little space. However, the accommodations are in high standard with extra space from high ceilings and large windows.

To start a new life in Netherlands is best for you who love cycling, friendly environment, and happy neighbors who offer you great social life.

2. Bermuda

Like the Bahamas, Bermuda also offers no income tax policy. Both located in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda are similar in terms of ambiance, natural beauty, and climate.

Bermuda is more isolated. Its transportation infrastructure is considered as the most developed among the Caribbean islands. This comes with a price. The living cost in Bermuda is at least $2,000 a month for a modest apartment.

Bermudians have zero unemployment. This means all people in Bermuda who are at their productive age have jobs. This is the result of its government’s commitment in protecting their rights.

Among 65,000 citizen of Bermuda, 15,000 of them are expatriates. Most of them are employees of the U.S. companies’ extensive financial sector. This gives you the idea of how many people choose to start a new life in the tropical island of Bermuda.

1. Monaco

The number one recommended country to start a new life at is Monaco. This city-state is the world’s richest country. Living in Monaco means you become neighbors with averagely the richest people in the world (some of them are very influential).

Monaco is known as rich people’s tax haven. With its stable principality politic, Monaco also guarantees the security of your investment. On top of that are the awesome warm climate and luxurious living. Monaco real estate is the most expensive one in the world. Don’t feel like owning a house? Own a yacht and park at Monaco’s luxurious area.

Despite being a small country, Monaco offers tons of world class events. This is just a tip of the iceberg of why the 36,000 rich people choose to live in Monaco.

Which one of these countries suit you best to start a new life at? Do you have other destination in mind? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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