These Are the Best Countries to Move to Right Now

Shannon Quinn - September 16, 2021
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The Szechenyi Baths in Budapest, Hungary. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Hungary

In recent years, Hungary has become a popular country to move to. The capital city of Budapest is the most populated city in all of Europe. It’s a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful architecture and bustling city life. You can go shopping at Great Market Hall, or sip coffee at one of the many adorable cafes. There are also plenty of museums, music festivals, monuments, gardens, a zoo, and much more. Almost every weekend in the spring and summer, there is some sort of festival going on in Budapest. When you get outside of the city, Hungary has the amazing Hortobágyi National Park and thermal baths.

If you’re a member of the EU, it would be easy to move to Hungary. However, if you live outside of the EU, it might be more difficult to get into the country. But if you can manage to obtain a visa, you might be rewarded with a low cost of living. According to Eurosender, rent on an apartment in the outskirts of the city is just €250 and €300 per month. And if you want to live in center city Budapest, it’s €1000 per month. With Hungary’s excellent public transportation system, it could be possible for you to rent a cheap apartment and commute to a job in the city.

The Church of St. Mark in Croatia. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Kingdom of Croatia

In 1999, Croatia gained its independence from Yugoslavia. So it’s actually a very young country. For thousands of years, it has been conquered as territory for Germany, Austria, the Ottoman Empire, and so much more. The country sits on the Adriatic Sea, and it has over 1,000 smaller islands that make up the country. It’s a very culturally diverse place, due to all of the traveling and trade happening along the coast line. Croatia even holds an event called Yacht Week, where it’s all about sailing and enjoying the beautiful water.  

Since the country is still young, its economy hasn’t had much time to grow yet. However, this means that it can be an attractive place for business owners to potentially create a company and have it flourish. The cost of living is also relatively low. They provide free public education to children, and there is an affordable health care system just like the rest of Europe.

If you move somewhere, it might as well be a tropical paradise. Credit: Shutterstock

1. French Polynesia

Who wouldn’t want to move to a tropical paradise? French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France made up of 118 individual islands, while only 67 are inhabited by people. One of its most popular locations is Bora Bora, which is famous for its crystal blue water and amazing beach resorts and volcanos. It’s warm all year long, and it experiences a rainy season from December through February.

As you might imagine, everyone speaks French there. So if you’re even considering moving there, it’s best to learn the language. If you’re a citizen of France, it would be fairly easy to move there, since it’s a territory which is controlled entirely by the French Government. However, being an expat is a different story. Keep in mind that Tahiti is the only island that has public transportation. So if you plan on moving there, you’re basically stuck in that location until you’re able to purchase a car. But once you do, you can experience some amazing scenic roads along the coast line. 

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