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Where should I live after I graduate?

Asked by fkt (96 points ) July 26th, 2007

I live in the UK at the moment and I love it but am really brought down by the amount of rain we have, and how long our winter lasts. I would love to live somewhere that has a beach, near or in a city and hot, long summers. I'm not taking money or distance into consideration just yet!

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gooch's avatar

where the cost of living is highest and so are the salleries...b/c when you retire your higher retirement income and paid off overpriced home equity will allow you to live where ever in the world you please.

travistotz's avatar

I guess that kind-of depends really. Would you like to stay in the UK or Europe in general or move to the States or anywhere Abroad. Also think about what your career is and where you will be able to find a job somewhat easily? Think about where you can live comfortably and where the cost of living itself is fairly reasonable. I wish I could be more help, but I am unsure of many beach-like areas in the UK and Europe that are nice.

Tennis5tar's avatar

Portugal. I love it there and the weather is fabulous from April/May until September/October. What degree do you have?

Jill_E's avatar

If the states, we love San Diego. We live about 10 hours from there in Northern California, where we love also. We wanted to be near family and friends.

We visit San Diego once every few years. Got the beach, love their laid back atmosphere and environment.

or Hawaii, is a dream. We have been talking about moving there when we retire for a few years. (its a long way from here) Its very expensive.

Yes depends on your major/degree too.

Glad you are living life to the fullest.

segdeha's avatar

Do you do web development? Come work in New Zealand! The company I work for is hiring as fast as we can, but so is pretty much everybody here. The unemployment rate is below 4% and everyone needs more techies!

travistotz's avatar

To segdeha - Any designer jobs that you know of? Now New Zealand would be a dream come true!?!

segdeha's avatar

My company is looking for developers mainly, but if you really want to make it happen it's quite easy. I found a job listing on http://seek.co.nz/ and contacted the company recruiting for it (http://potentia.co.nz/). 6 weeks later, I was on a plane to Auckland. Lucky for me, my wife agreed to wrap things up for us in the States so I was free to come over and get started. Anyway, if you're serious, respond to ads, contact recruiters, and contact design shops directly. Seriously, there is a big need for techies here!

chinchin31's avatar

Your ability to get jobs is one of the most important things you need to consider . Also the ease of work permits etc.

Also living abroad is not for the faint of heart. If you are a family person you can get homesick alot. You will always have to deal with cultural differences . Nowhere is perfect.

I think you should only live abroad if you are a very adventurous person. Often the grass seems greener on the other side. It is true that everywhere has its positives and negatives but at the end of the day good family, friends and some spirituality is what makes life enjoyable.

Before you go you should research how easy it would be for you to make friends. Some countries/cities have lots of social clubs , some don’t .
Also if you are single in some countries that can be quite challenging as some cities might be quite family oriented so people will tend to stick to themselves.
Also some cities people on the surface might seem friendly but are not really very open to foreigners.
Also how safe is the city you want to move to. Crime rates are very important too.

I think these are the most important things you should consider first.
Then consider the job options and visas etc.

Often it takes a long time to build up true friends etc abroad.

But I would say go for it.!!.
I honestly think Australia/New Zealand is too far away.

Lived in 3 countries myself ha!

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