Moving internationally is a big step, and the last thing you want is to go through that tedious process and end up in a country where you don’t feel welcome. That is why picking the right, foreigner-friendly country for yourself is crucial. There are many criteria you should take into consideration when thinking about this, such as:
- Cost of living
- The climate
- The language
- The economy
- And so on.
But none of those will mean a lot if you just don’t feel like you belong there. That is why one of the most important factors should definitely be the openness of a country to foreigners. In order to make the process of choosing the right destination easier, we at I Love Moving have put together a list of the world’s most foreigner-friendly countries.
Expats find it pretty easy to fit in here. The general friendliness towards foreigners is prevailing and it is quite easy to feel at home here. Many people here speak English well enough to be able to communicate, but learning Spanish as well will help you talk to locals even more. Most expats flock to beachside locations, but a number of them also live in the central parts of the country as well. The cost of living here has been increasing over the past decade, but you can still survive on a modest budget if you know where to shop.
Citizens of more than 100 countries don’t even need a visa to enter the Philippines. Aside from that, English is the primary language of communication, so you won’t have to struggle to learn a new language. The locals are welcoming, outgoing, and eager to help. Most expats move to Manila, but a considerable number of them live in other parts of the country as well. Low cost of living and the tropical lifestyle are what attracts most expatriates.
This wealthy country has always had a considerable presence of international organizations, and with them, expatriates. The quality of life is high, career opportunities are plentiful, citizenship rights are strong, and the economy is stable. In addition, a vast majority of population speaks English, so you won’t have to learn a new language. You will have to get used to their quirky accent, though. The country’s immigration system is merit-based, so only those who can contribute to society can actually immigrate.
The immigration population in Spain is significant and diverse. They are mostly attracted to the country’s culture of openness to newcomers. Xenophobia is quite a rarity here. This is mostly due to the already existing diversity of the population. However, prospering financially in Spain could be challenging for expats, so you should only consider moving here if you have a job waiting for you.
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without our northern neighbors. This a century and a half old country has a reputation of being the most foreigner-friendly country in the world. Its population is quite ethnically diverse and quite welcoming. In fact, without immigrants, Canada’s population would decrease in the coming years. However, not everyone can immigrate to Canada. There is a variety of criteria that potential immigrants need to fulfill in order to move here.
Have you chosen your new country of residence yet? If so, all you have to do now is give I Love Moving a call, and we will take care of the rest. We are looking forward to hearing from you!