These countries will pay you to move there

TD Editor
Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

The rise of flexible working has given people the freedom to pick where and how they work. This has allowed people to move abroad, set up their home in a new town and still clock into the virtual office.

Packaging experts RAJA UK have ranked some of the top 25 cities in the world on 10 factors including affordability, employment rate and wellbeing to find the best places to relocate to. Not to mention, the top 11 countries that will actually pay you to move there. 

The top 11 places that will pay you to move there 

  • Ireland is offering the most money for entrepreneurs to move there and start a business (nearly £150,000). 
  • New Zealand town Kaitangata is enticing people to move there by gifting a quarter acre of land worth £120,338. 

Rank

Country

City/town

Incentive 

1

Ireland

Dublin

£148,481 to start a business

2

New Zealand

Kaitangata

£120,338 worth of land

3

Chile

Santiago

£23,000 to start a business

4

Switzerland

Albinen

£19,635 per person to live in the village

5

Canada

Saskatchewan

£11,537 in tax returns

6

Greece

Antikythera

£5,124 annually 

7

Croatia

Legrad

£3,000 to buy a house

8

Spain

Ponga Village

£2,560 cash

9

Italy

Candela

£1,707 cash

10

United States

Alaska

£732 annual dividend

11

Mauritius

Port Louis

£344 to start a business

There are numerous places around the world that have schemes in place to tempt people to move there to boost their population and stimulate their economy. These schemes can include a monetary incentive, home or land at a discounted price or money to start a business. 

  • Chile – £23,000: Start a business in Chile and you can get up to £23,000 in funding to build your start-up. And with a rent score of 9 and the cost of an average dish being £6.45.
  • Switzerland – £20,000: Get paid to live in a village in Switzerland? You can earn nearly £20,000 per person (or double that for couples) to live there for 10 years. Switzerland also ranked the highest on both the employability and wellbeing scores. 
  • Canada – £11,500: Study at one of the pre-approved universities in Canada and you can enjoy over £11,500 in tax returns, as well as all the natural landscape that Canada is famous for.
  • Greece – £5,000 A  island  Greek is offering just over £5,000 a year to move to the island.  
  • Italy – £2,000: Receive nearly £2,000 to live in a little Italian village that’s only an hour drive from Naples. 

There are a lot of factors to consider when moving abroad, from checking there are adequate job opportunities, to making sure the streets are safe to walk down. Knowing how each city performs in these important areas can help narrow down the decision-making process. 

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