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Old 04-11-2015, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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I saw this elsewhere but thought it'd make a good discussion. This is a list (survey) of expats asking them where they'd like to move.

The list of US cities in order

1)NYC (12.2%)
2)Los Angeles (3.2%)
3)Miami (2.6%)
4)San Francisco (2.4%)

After that, no US city makes it. My guess is 5-9 would be something like Boston, Chicago, DC, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas,

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Old 04-11-2015, 05:01 AM
 
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What? Not getting the purpose for this thread. We can't guess where an expat would want to live, and I'm not sure what there is to discuss. I do believe your intent was, just to show that Miami is on this list....okay, then...
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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What? Not getting the purpose for this thread. We can't guess where an expat would want to live, and I'm not sure what there is to discuss. I do believe your intent was, just to show that Miami is on this list....okay, then...
I'm boosting Miami since there is so much hate towards it on this forum, for whatever reason. But besides that, it's an interesting study, especially when it mixes American cities along with world cities.

And of course they can, its called surveys. We can ask an expat where he'd want to live, and that's what they did. Hence these percentages. It's no different than surveys before an election, or exit polls to predict the outcome of an election or attitude surveys of people for certain political issues.

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Old 04-11-2015, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Top 4 not really a surprise except I'm a litle surprised that NYC received 4 times more votes than the next closest. I wold have expected NYC to be "1 but I figured LA wouldn't be that far behind.
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Old 04-11-2015, 05:50 AM
 
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Certainly they are all desirable, but they also happen to be the most expensive cities to live in on the planet. It's like an infograph telling you people would rather drive a BMW than a Toyota Corolla. SHOCKING.
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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After that, no US city makes it. My guess is 5-9 would be something like Boston, Chicago, DC, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas,
I would replace Dallas with San Diego/Las Vegas.
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:03 AM
 
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Any state with good welfare is where the foreigners flock
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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Any state with good welfare is where the foreigners flock
Wealthy expats are looking for states "with good welfare"?

The list makes sense to me, both for the U.S. and globally.
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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Wealthy expatriates are not even a small fraction of foreign people in this country
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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Wealthy expatriates are not even a small fraction of foreign people in this country
That was kind of the point, which you completely missed.

This is a review of preferred destinations by expats and foreigners, not a review of preferred destinations for poor Americans eligible for welfare.

People choosing to move to foreign countries on a whim are typically wealthy or going for work, and new immigrants of all types usually aren't eligible for govt. aid in the first place, because aid requires a social security number.

So, in short, no one answering this poll is coming to a country for "welfare". If they were, countries like Sweden and Denmark would be at the top of the list, and the US, UK and Australia would be at the bottom of the list. Instead, the opposite is true.
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