Skip to comments.Meet The Growing Number Of Americans Who Want To Move Abroad
Posted on 11/10/2011 8:11:16 PM PST by Niuhuru
A growing number of Americans is thinking about turning expat, according to a survey by America Wave and Zogby International.
The share of Americans planning to relocate increased to 2.5 percent from 0.8 percent in 2009. If this number describes the entire population, that means around 6 million Americans are planning on leaving the country.
America Wave's Bob Adams (a Business Insider contributor) found that single people, political conservatives and men were more likely to be in this group.
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So I guess I'll stay right where I am.
8,000 Americans gave up their citizenship last year- up from 400 just 5 years ago...
It was a no-brainer for me. The best education you can ever have is to travel. And if I ever must go back I’m moving to Texas.
Count us in.
Now where can we move where we will get free medical, free food, free housing, free education, the ability to drive drunk and legally kill people without any culpability, and no fear of deportation no matter how many laws we break, thumbing our noses at the legal citizens while at the same time demanding rights while we are waving our flag and complaining that the host’s flag is offensive?
I’m an expat living and working in Australia. I come home once a year during Thanksgiving through New Years. I enjoy learning about the country and culture. My next adventure would be to live and work in Tokyo.
More power to ‘em!!
We definitely think about it. Who wants to live here and see this once great nation slide into a total hellhole? It’s happening now, before our very eyes.
Then again, it’s the American thing to do to stay and FIGHT.
My guess is that most had made enough money that you could retire to somewhere like Costa Rica, and just gave up on the US system.
....so after voting for Obama and his liberal horde and allowing them to bring the nation to ruin, they want out?
I work overseas, but I will never give up my citizenship and I LOVE being home, warts and all.
“The best education you can ever have is to travel. “
I’ve lived abroad.
I learned America is the best nation on Earth.
My brother is married to a great Filipina and I love heading to the RP, even on business. Ridiculously low taxes, great medical help, friendly peeps, great nightclubs. The traffic is the worst in the world though. There are Freepers who live there too.
Can ya blame them?
My wife is from Mexico so we can buy coastal land there.
We have our eye on a beautiful place down near Veracruz. For a pittance you can live like royalty there. I will have a beach front home and, if you know how to do it, you can own guns in Mexico — where they have a heavily implied castle law.
No reason for me NOT to retire there.
I moved to Australia a year ago to go to college in part because of my negative previous U.S. university experiences and I don’t regret it at all. I’d love to move back after I graduate but if I can’t start my career back home, I’ll start it elsewhere.
OK...iced tea on my screen. LOL!
It is definitely entrepreneurial people, affluent people who want to escape the taxes on worldwide income, and those who don’t like what is happening here. If I start another biz, it willbe offshore.
BS. Just where the heck would they move?
Thankin’ ‘bout it, had an offer to teach English in China, where, the man said, there is no welfare for the lazy bums!
Where is Galt’s Gulch these days anyway?
Same here and I am a signature away from dual citizenship that could be very lucrative in 25 years.
No F'n way. I am a proud citizen of the United States of America.
I visited Veracruz long ago, but recently read an article that Veracruz the city and Veracruz the state have been almost irretrievably lost to gangs and corruption.
Some here seem to have interpreted Galts Gulch to mean the Peoples Republic of China.
Ayn Rand did not mean that.
Of that, I am absolutely certain.
I left the USA many years ago and moved to California. Next I’ll be in Mexico without having to leave CA.
I meet with a group of expats in Brisbane every so often and we chat about life and how to live in a great society here in Oz. The killer is learning the lingo. It’s easy once you get the hang of what they’re talking about, right mate? The whole thing here is just tickety-boo. And Bob’s yer uncle.
After trips to Panama, Vietnam, Costa Rica and Spain we have decided to join compatriots who are populating Idaho and South Dakota in order to establish patriotic American strongholds here at home.
No worse than rural Canada, where I lived long before satellite TV and the internet, PLUS I had to know some French.
The country with the most expat Americans is Canada. Roughly a million. Now some would say the cultural shift is minor so Canada might be considered cheating in terms of moving away from the USA but there is where you find the most Americans abroad.
>>I visited Veracruz long ago, but recently read an article that Veracruz the city and Veracruz the state have been almost irretrievably lost to gangs and corruption.<<
It is rough but I our place is outside that zone. We are keeping an eye on the situation and are sure the government is planing on moving in. The Mexican prez is PO’d and it looks like he wants to use VZ to make an example.
I’d move to Banff in a heartbeat if I could, Alberta is the “Texas” of Canada, people there are much more conservative than in Toronto.
if you find it, please pass along the coords
with entitlements (ie: buying votes with taxpayer money) at 60% of federal spending... I’m working 30% of my time to support the parasites
the same parasites that vilify me or anyone like me.
it’s like the Jews in 1930s Germany paying taxes to build the death camps. it makes no sense
Yep. I’ve seen at least as many Stetsons in Calgary as Dallas.
I’m considering moving to Canada or Switzerland if
Obamacare isn’t repealed by Jan 2014.
Eff ‘em. If they choose to run when their country needs them most, I say good riddance, and never call yourself my countryman again.
Keep me updated... Sounds like you two are heading my way!
I’ve always wanted to live in some crappy banana republic run by a Marxist - so I guess I’ll stay too...
It’s looking like Sandpoint.
My getaway would be the High Tatry region of Poland/Slovakia.
Sad and true, and post of the day.
“Where is Galts Gulch these days anyway?”
I lived in Canada for almost a decade, originally from Texas/LA. If youre a freeper, you will possibly despise canada, its inhabitants and social policies. Gas is 7 bucks a gallon there, taxes are around 13% on absolutely every product you buy (including food) and the taxes on liquor are worse (a case of beer is 35 bucks, a fifth of any spirit is 30-35).
1. Merida, Mexico
2. Lunigiana, Italy
3. Bocas del Toro, Panama
4. Granada, Nicaragua
5. Nha Trang, Vietnam
6. Roatan, Honduras
7. Bearn, France
8. Corozal Town, Belize
To be honest, the only countries that are going to survive are the ones where there is no institutionalized welfare system. The people know which way is up and they are able to go there via schooling, skills, and self discipline.
Former Commie lands are freer now than Obamalandia!
The people who want to stay here are the ones who ruined this great nation. The ones who have just wanted to work and get on with life are going to go somewhere else, where they can work nad get on with life.