Thinking about moving to Europe? Many americans and many other expats of other countries over the years have moved into Europe for various reasons. Here are some great benefits on why you should consider moving to Europe.
Many European Countries Have a Good Social System
Countries like Norway, Denmark and Sweden have very good social systems. They have a very good education system that is cost free, and many countries even include a free education stipend while people study. If you have children, they get free dental care until they’re 18. If your children are very young, you will pay almost nothing for day care because many governments shoulder most of the costs.
In the United States, many people have to work at the same company for many years before getting 5 weeks of vacation. In many parts of Europe, 5 weeks of vacation is mandatory. Are you a father or mother thinking about staying home with your newborn child? Many countries allow either the mother or father to stay home for around 9 months or more. Maybe you or your husband or wife could split up a year and half of stay at home time with your newborn.
Higher Standard of Living
Even though people in Europe tend not to make as high salaries as in the United States, more people work in the middle class and even people who earn lower make decent money. For example, standing on a street corner and handing out free newspapers to people walking by could pay you 15-16 dollars an hour.
Combined with the good social services that pickup a lot of expenses and the great public transport, you won’t need to spend as much money to live either. Many people move to Europe because of the higher standard of living than is found in highly competitive countries like the United States.
When you live in Europe, you live in countries that have had traditions that have spanned for thousands of years. All the traditions are very rich and unique to each country. In the United States, buildings that are 400 years old are considered old. Go to Europe and you will find older sites, more unique foods and more varied customs. Many college students study abroad or travel through Europe because the appeal of exotic cultures is very enticing
You Can Travel and Move Easily In Europe
Traveling through Europe is very easy, and at the same time inexpensive. You can go by train, moving from one country to the next, or take a discount airline like Ryan Air where flights run anywhere from 30 -80 dollars each.
If you later become a European Union citizen, you will have the right to live and work in any country in Europe that is part of the European Union. This added flexibility is a great benefit of a move to Europe.