COVID restrictions put a halt to international moving for a while, but now determined Americans who want to live somewhere else are starting to pull up stakes again. Whether you’re retired, want to go somewhere where the pandemic is less problematic, or have political reasons for making the change, you’ll want to know what the most popular countries Americans are moving to.
According to Forbes magazine, #1 on the list is Costa Rica. Blessed with lush tropical beauty, a warm, welcoming population, and affordable cost of living, moving to Costa Rica is a relatively straight-forward process. The best international moving companies recommend giving yourself 12-16 months to make the move. This allows you to have time to find and secure your new residence, as well as having all of your possessions shipped in a safe, efficient manner.
#2 on the list for international moves – Panama City, Panama. Long considered one of the most desirable destinations for American retirees, Panama City has a great cultural scene, decent health care, and a strong ex pat community that makes making the move easy. And setting aside the occasional ship’s captain who gets their boat stuck, Panama is a relatively quiet country that doesn’t get a lot of attention.
#3 – Mexico. As an international moving company, we’ve moved many families from Boston to Mexico. No matter what kind of lifestyle you’re looking for, Mexico offers it. If you want a sophisticated, big city lifestyle, Mexico City delivers. Want laid back country living? So much of the country is affordable, beautiful, and peaceful. Like California style living without a Baja budget? Mexico will delight you.
In fact, Mexico is the most popular ex pat destination in the world. If you make the move yourself, you’ll find plenty of your fellow Americans. There’s also a large Canadian contingent that resettled into Mexico. If you’re tired of the cold weather, and want to enjoy life in the sun, Mexico can be perfect.