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Old 03-29-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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I'm not surprised at all that our largest source of immigrants come from almost every country between India and South Korea. The largest source countries for the US, not including Mexico, are South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:23 PM
 
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If you get a high pension from abroad, Med countries are certainly nice places to retire.

A bit off-topic, but what I always wonder is why so many Americans ask for good places to retire. As if they had no family and friends wherever they lived during their active years and could simply move anywhere they want. Most people in the world seem to retire in the very same places they have spent most of their lives.
So, when Americans consider retiring in, say, Italy, it would be the same as if I, a European, wanted to retire in Arizona. That would be a weird idea, an ocean and a continent away from everyone I know and like...
Americans are not tied down to family like most other people are. This is ironic, because Americans are always accused of being parochial people, never traveling abroad, yet are often the first people who retire abroad lol.

I think it has to do that Americans have always moved to different states for economic reasons since the car became mainstream.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Americans are not tied down to family like most other people are. This is ironic, because Americans are always accused of being parochial people, never traveling abroad, yet are often the first people who retire abroad lol.

I think it has to do that Americans have always moved to different states for economic reasons since the car became mainstream.
Maybe those economic reasons are also what makes them think retiring in Spain or Italy is cheaper. And when you get older, you might not be able to drive anymore, thus living in a walkable European city might be an advantage.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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Those statistics are clearly wrong, there is no way more Americans are migrating to Southern Europe than Northern Europe
Mostly elderly retirees.

Anyway, the illustrations are from 2005 to 2010, before the crisis, probably the next graphics will be different.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:27 AM
 
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Maybe those economic reasons are also what makes them think retiring in Spain or Italy is cheaper. And when you get older, you might not be able to drive anymore, thus living in a walkable European city might be an advantage.
Another thing too, most Americans who retire to a foreign country actually retire in Mexico, not Europe. I don't know how anywhere in southern Europe has a lower cost of living than Florida. Doesn't make sense.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:22 AM
 
Location: the dairyland
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Those statistics are clearly wrong, there is no way more Americans are migrating to Southern Europe than Northern Europe
Lots of Americans in Spain. Spanish is usually the first (and often only) foreign language an American learns, that would explain it.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Why does it show so few Malaysians going to Australia? Many are still moving here.
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