Are you looking to relocate abroad in the New Year and find a new home?
Perhaps you are ready to begin a new chapter of your life and seek excitement and opportunity in a different part of the world? Here are a six great ideas of where to move in the year 2016:
Australia is a popular destination for those who want to start a new life abroad. Iit has a prosperous Western-style economy and a shortage of skilled workers - meaning many job opportunities are available down under.
Housing in Australia is affordable and of a high standard compared to other countries and the quality of public transport, hospitals and schools is excellent.
Not to mention, the climate and landscapes of Australia are truly stunning. From the Blue Mountains to the lush rainforests in Northern Queensland to the Great Barrier Reef to the vast deserts of the outback.
Malta offers great weather, delicious food, a rich history and a vibrant culture. It is sunny all year round here, with a mild winter and a hot and dry summer. You will be able to enjoy 3,000 hours of sunshine per year - one of the highest rates in Europe.
Overall job satisfaction in Malta is very high, especially for the large group of UK expats who move here, and the island life is quite different from the rest of Europe.
The amazing weather often comes up as the top reason why many people move to South Africa. The summers here are long and warm and the winters are short and mild, perfect for anyone one who likes to live in shorts and sandals.
This African nation also features opportunities to enjoy stunning nature, from trekking across the vast plains to climbing Table Mountain to whale watching in Cape Town. You can take a wildlife safari in Kruger National Park and have the opportunity to see the Big Five.
When living in South Africa you’ll also be able to enjoy the superb cuisine here as well as some of the best wine in the world.
The economy in Brazil is booming, so there are a lot of opportunities available here to make your dreams become a reality.
Of course, there’s also the amazing beaches and the gorgeous hot sunny weather to make this destination even more appealing. You don’t have to move to Rio or the Amazon to make a living or retire, Brazil has 27 states to choose from, each with its own character and benefits.
The country also has 5,000 miles of coastline with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. as well as lush national parks and the Amazon to explore on your domestic holidays.
If you dream of having a healthier work/life balance, consider moving to Denmark - a country where enjoying your life is part of the culture. Denmark has been called one of the happiest nations in the world, perhaps due to its aim for a stress-free environment and love of the outdoors.
According to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, only 2% of Danish workers say that they work “very long hours.” This is significantly lower than the global average.
This South American country is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the world for expats for a number of reasons. The cost of living here is affordable compared to North America and Europe and it is a great place to invest in property.
There are world class medical facilities and great amenities here available for an inexpensive price. Ecuador also boasts considerable natural beauty, including Amazon Rainforest, a long sunny Pacific Ocean coastline and the famous Galapagos Islands.
These are just a few examples of countries around the world that will offer you great opportunities and a high quality of life in 2016 - so where will you make your move?