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Quality of life and retirement top list of reasons to leave UK

The Post Office
Expats living abroad move away from the UK for a better quality of life - and get it, according to a new survey from the Post Office that questioned people who have relocated abroad.


In the majority of cases their dream became reality.  70 % of expats ranked themselves as very happy with their new life, although almost two thirds admitted to feeling pressure on their personal finances.  60 % said they feel a greater sense of community in their new country compared to the UK.


Top five reasons for relocating:

  1. To have a better quality of life now and in the future for me and my family

  2. To retire

  3. For a new life experience

  4. To be with my partner

  5. Job relocation


Most popular countries to move to:

  1. France

  2. Spain

  3. USA

  4. Australia

  5. Thailand

International health insurance news: 22 March 2011