Why Live Abroad?
Escaping America has compiled a basic list of benefits that come from living abroad. These
are not the only benefits
one can enjoy overseas, but they are some of our favorites.
More Americans are travelling abroad, but not for sightseeing. Todays' American tourist also travels for the improved, lower cost medical treatment available beyond U.S. borders. Medical costs in many nations continue to be far below those in the United
Higher Standard Of Living
In the United States today, the discussion about retirement orbits around how much less of it we’re all going to have. Costs continue their unfettered rise, everything from healthcare to groceries. At the same time, our incomes,
pensions and nest eggs have eroded steadily.
Lower Crime Rate
Americans might have once scoffed at the idea of life abroad being safer, healthier, or more agreeable than their own. Nowadays Americans watch ever increasing and violent crime raising its dangerous head, state-to-state and city-to-city, while many
foreign cultures are enjoying peaceful (if not American) prosperity.
American universities continue to attract the lion’s share of international students, but things are changing in the world of international recruitment. Australasia and Asia have emerged as attractive options for many overseas students.
American males are definitely on to something. Those who believe in marrying a traditional foreign woman to reduce the risk of divorce have statistical evidence to back them up. About eighty percent of these marriages become successful, long-term, and divorce-free.
Many Americans believe their taxes are burdensome. The United States leads most of the world in aggressive taxation on income, both personal and corporate, as the primary means of raising government revenue..
Many countries that Americans might consider to be "developing" actually have more modern public transportation systems than you'll find in the states.
Lower Pollution - Cleaner Air
If you have ever lived up in the United States, China, Germany, or even Iran, chances are you've learned to ignore the air pollution. It can be difficult to imagine living without pollution, including carbon dioxide, litter, noise, sewage and industrial
chemicals, but many locations abroad -particularly developing nations- can be considered pristine in comparrison and offer an awakening glimpse at what environmental cleanliness can mean toward quality-of-life.
Longer Life Expectancy
Americans are living longer than ever, but not as long as people in 41 other countries. For decades, the United States has been slipping in international rankings of life expectancy, as other countries improve health care, nutrition and lifestyles.
Happiness - Quality Of Life
It’s up to you how and why you want to change your life for the better. And it’s up to you to choose the one country that will offer you the perfect balance. There are nations where expatriates are much happier, so what’s stopping
you from making the break and going in search of a better life abroad?
Here are more things to consider about moving abroad.
Travel Brings Inspiration
Different languages, historic architecture, new music, local art, delicious smells… everything is different. How can you NOT be inspired when traveling?
Life Abroad Strengthens Your Sense Of History
World history and current events take on new meaning after you’ve seen the monuments, walked the streets and made friends with people from different countries.
Foreign Living Inspires Appreciation For Your Own Culture
Sometimes foreign living helps you to understand and appreciate your own culture and traditions in a new, more meaningful way.
Travel Lends Perspective
Traveling abroad gives you the chance to think about your life, and the world, from a new perspective. You can’t help but go back to your “old” life with new ideas and a unique perspective.
Foreign Travel Leads To Family Bonding
A family (or a couple) that travels abroad, stays together. So much so, that you need to remind yourself to break out of your family bubble and make some friends!
Living Abroad Leads To New Friends
Make the effort to talk to other people while you are traveling or living abroad. The time you spend with other people will be the most memorable parts of your trip.
Travelling Overseas Brings Confidence
Living overseas teaches you how to be adaptable and resilient. You will not be the expert in the room. Or the country. But you will gain more understanding and confidence as you go along.
Life Abroad Teaches New Languages
Living abroad is a great way to learn a foreign language.
Travel Inspires New Food Experiences
Inspire your palate with local ingredients, fresh flavors and new dishes. Learn to enjoy food again.
Travel Means Adventure
Living overseas reminds us that there is more to life than work and responsibilities. Shake things up. Re-energize your life. Be amazed by something.