Ever think about quitting your job, packing your life up and leaving everything behind? A lot of people think about it and a lot of people actually do it. When leaving your country of origin, it can be difficult deciding on where you want to move to, especially if you’re not sure how that country generally reacts to black people.
While there are many different options for expatriates, we have come up with the top 10 places. Whether leaving home is just a passing thought or a serious consideration, check out our list for some inspiration.
1. Dubai – One Of The Best Places For Expats To Live
In the last few years, it seems like Dubai has become a hot spot for travelers and expatriates everywhere. One of the safest and most liberal cities in the Middle East, Dubai is composed primarily of foreigners, making it a true melting pot of cultures and a haven for diversity. Many expats come to Dubai for better jobs and career advancement, so if you are looking to do the same this might be a good move for you. Do some research, pack your bags and move to this (mostly) tax-free city!
Dreaming of cherry blossom trees and Japanese culture? If you’re more into big cities, Tokyo is the place for you. Even with millions of people living in Tokyo, it is still rare to see people of color there. As a result, it is common for Japanese residents to approach Black expatriates for pictures, out of curiosity; you’ll feel like a celebrity in this huge city. Sure, the metro stations and trains are always crowded, but who can resist waking up to views of Mount Fiji like the one pictured above?
3. Thailand Is Another Option For Expatriates
If you’re interested in moving to Asia but Tokyo is just too expensive for you, Thailand is a wonderful second option. Apart from how cheap it is, the employment opportunities, and the nightlife, Thailand is great for young and old expatriates alike. Not to mention, some of the most beautiful landscapes and architecture is in Thailand, including the Phi Phi Islands and Phuket. Thailand is the perfect way to get a taste of paradise and city life all in one.
4. Expatriates, How About Switzerland
The fact that Switzerland is one of the safest and happiest countries in the entire world is reason enough to consider it an option for any expat. Switzerland is one of the most underrated destinations for expats but it offers optimum living standards. For example, Switzerland has incredible healthcare and educational systems that are some of the best in the world. From the mountains to the smooth chocolate that it’s known for, you should really consider going on a permanent “vacation” and enjoying all that Switzerland has to offer.