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

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


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