USA is THE place!
As I prepare to depart Uncle Sam’s shores, I hear that the USA is becoming the most desirable to move to from the UK. Apparently almost half of UK residents admit they would not miss the over-crowding and traffic in the nation’s towns and cities in the event they moved abroad.
When I went back I was very aware that the UK felt so much smaller and more cramped than the USA. Space is a thing here! And yes, my house felt that much smaller and cramped too!
These are the stats from a survey by reallymoving.com: Around a seventh (14 per cent) of respondents aspire to move to live in the USA, closely followed by Australia (13 per cent) and Spain (12 per cent). New Zealand and France ranked joint fourth with eight per cent of the vote respectively.
The survey also asked UK residents what they would and wouldn’t miss about the British Isles if they were to move abroad.
I think this would resonate with a lot of Brits I know out here!
What would UK residents miss if they moved abroad?
- Family and friends (79 per cent)
- The NHS (46 per cent)
- Native language (28 per cent)
- The sense of humour (24 per cent)
- Food (23 per cent)
- The BBC (12 per cent)
- History/Heritage (10 per cent)
- Takeaway restaurants (7 per cent)
- Weather (7 per cent)
- Sunday shop openings (6 per cent)
- Newspapers (6 per cent)
- Political stability (6 per cent)
- The Royal Family (4 per cent)
But what about the things they wouldn’t miss….?
What would UK residents miss least if they moved abroad?
- Weather (68 per cent)
- Over-crowding (47 per cent)
- Traffic (45 per cent)
- Pollution (34 per cent)
- Commuting (33 per cent)
- CCTV/Surveillance (15 per cent)
- Food (8 per cent)
So, expats, what do you miss / not miss…..?!