Love is in the air as Valentine’s day is here. We were feeling romantic so we dedicate this whole blog for those who are head over heels for each other and have decided to relocate. So, where you currently call home does not seem like the perfect place to live together? Moving abroad can be extremely challenging and choosing where to live is one of the most difficult decisions any couple will make. Taking all factors into consideration, such as living, working, entertainment and things to do, we have come up with a short guide on some of the best places to live to take some pressure off you and your sweetheart.
Singapore is a dream come true for expat couples, it is safe to say there is a rosier life ahead. If you are worried about safety, fret not because Singapore is an extremely safe place to live, as it has very low crime rates, due to their strict zero-tolerance policies. Not only is it a safe place to live, but it is also a country that has various different options for accommodation from houses, condos and apartments. However, Singapore can feel a bit crowded at times due it being such a small country (about half the size of LA!).
Nevertheless, if you decide to move away from the central locations you and your partner can benefit from the extensive and affordable transportation system. This means any part of the country is just a short journey away. There are many different opportunities for work in Singapore but, in particular, the island demands roles that are analytical and data-driven. With that said, if this is something that appeals to you and your partner, Singapore could be a great fresh start.
The high quality of life and the need for skilled workers can definitely be attractive when a couple is looking to relocate to New Zealand. If that is not enough to persuade you, maybe the beautiful climate, the high quality of life, and low crime rate could be reasons for you to look no further. This is a great place for a couple to start their lives together as the work-life balance here is excellent, which means you have more time to focus on enjoying time with your partner.
You and your partner will also never run out of things to do as there are vast natural landscapes including rainforests, mountains and different beaches available for a quick getaway. The only downfalls of this paradise are its distance from other countries, making international travel rather difficult and/or expensive, and that the cost of living can be high in the main cities.
Norway is full of natural wonders, even the cold weather cannot dampen how wonderful it is to live here. Although housing can be expensive for a couple deciding to relocate, the quality of the housing is very high. This means you and your partner can have a house that you’ll want to keep for the long term. Although the weather might not sound very pleasant, the residents in Norway do not complain as there are many activities such as hiking and fishing. Also, Norway also encourages a healthy lifestyle with their cycling paths and walking paths. This means you and your partner can start to develop the active lifestyle you always aspired to have.
The unemployment rate is very low but finding a job may be a little difficult without a skill that’s in high demand as the job market is very competitive. However, do not let that put you off because once you do manage to get a job, Norway’s employment culture is very accommodating for those looking to start a family. These couples who strive and take the leap can benefit from family first policies; there are shorter working hours and longer holidays, which means more time with your family.
Many couples who move to Australia do not consider coming back as the country offers the full package with a high quality of life, excellent work opportunities, and a reasonable cost of living. Australia has a high minimum wage and many different options for accommodation, which are crucial aspects that many couples look for when relocating. This means you can design life with your partner afresh exactly as you wish, without worrying so much about financial limitations.
If you and your partner also love sports, Australia has lots of activities and sports available which is complemented by its beautiful weather. Not only will you both stay healthy, but there is also always lots of entertainment. The only downfall is it can be costly and time-consuming to travel across different states.
Wherever you and your partner decide to move, it is important to live in a country that satisfies both of you. We recommend you research thoroughly when making a decision and we hope this guide has given you a good indication of potential countries.
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Posted in Expat Resources on Feb 21 2019