When you are considering living abroad there are so many things that you need to consider depending on your personal priorities. Some of the criteria you might find on your living abroad checklist include:
- Residency Options
- Cost of Living
- Property Ownership
- Health Care
- Infrastructure (including high speed internet availability)
For us, the top “must-haves” are:
- Good Wifi – yep, without this we would never consider a move no matter how great the place, cheap the price or beautiful the view.
- Language – English and/or Spanish so that we can communicate with the local community
- Safety – So important
for us to feel safe as a family. If I can’t sleep well at night or walk through the local town feeling safe then it will be a deal breaker.
- Health Care – We are spoiled living in Canada with our public health system. Good health care needs to be readily available, at a price we can afford, even if it requires some travel.
We’ll be doing a series of posts on popular locales and looking at how they stack up against the criteria above. Any additional criteria we should add? If you think we’ve missed the mark, post below and we’ll add to our upcoming posts.
If you want to start doing your own comparison, try using our Living Abroad Tracker to help you keep track.
All the best.