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Old 03-28-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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There are two interesting illustrations on global migrations between 2005 and 2010 on Spiegel.de today:

For entire world regions:

http://cdn3.spiegel.de/images/image-...eryV9-qtzw.jpg


And for 60 individual countries:

http://cdn2.spiegel.de/images/image-...eryV9-irvf.jpg

Just thought it might be interesting to some people as it shows the numbers and dimensions in a very graphical way
The labels are in German, but I guess they are easy to figure out for English speakers as well.
The source country is where the lines end very close to the circle, the target country is where the lines end further away from the circle.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I was surprised to see more North Americans immigrating to Southern Europe then to North or Western Europe. It seemed counter intuitive to me, unless there are large numbers of Mexicans moving to Spain.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:00 PM
 
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I was surprised to see more North Americans immigrating to Southern Europe then to North or Western Europe. It seemed counter intuitive to me, unless there are large numbers of Mexicans moving to Spain.
Actually, if you compare the two illustrations you will notice that Mexico is considered part of Central America, not of North America. So no, that migration you mentioned only applies to US Americans and Canadians.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I was surprised to see more North Americans immigrating to Southern Europe then to North or Western Europe. It seemed counter intuitive to me, unless there are large numbers of Mexicans moving to Spain.
I would doubt that.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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I assume the chart for the next 5-year period (2010-2015) will look different for Southern Europe, there will be emigration lines all over the place because of the financial crisis forcing people to move abroad...
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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I was surprised to see more North Americans immigrating to Southern Europe then to North or Western Europe. It seemed counter intuitive to me, unless there are large numbers of Mexicans moving to Spain.
Maybe Italian-Americans are moving to Italy in large numbers and not many people have noticed the trend?
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: LONDON BABY
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Those statistics are clearly wrong, there is no way more Americans are migrating to Southern Europe than Northern Europe
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Those statistics are clearly wrong, there is no way more Americans are migrating to Southern Europe than Northern Europe
Not so sure, judging from these numbers there were quite a few Americans in Spain:
Immigration to Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No idea if there still are...

I assume military personnel is not included in those statistics...
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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If I had a good stash and was looking to retire (I'm neither, sadly :-(, I might do worse than to retire to Spain, Greece, Italy, or any Southern European countries. Warm, high standard of living, good health care, affordable...what's not to like?
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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If I had a good stash and was looking to retire (I'm neither, sadly :-(, I might do worse than to retire to Spain, Greece, Italy, or any Southern European countries. Warm, high standard of living, good health care, affordable...what's not to like?
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...
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