Life Abroad: 6 Interesting Places to Live for Female American Expats

Do you find your life running the course of an all too familiar pattern. I sometimes re-evaluate my own life, location, and the things I do on a day to day basis and chalk it up if I'm being too complacent. I always consider that there are many interesting places in the world and too many I haven't gotten the chance to visit. Each country has it benefits and drawbacks, but some are more interesting than others. If you’re an American expat like me, there are several places you should consider for work, retirement, and more.


If you’re looking for somewhere overseas that can satisfy everything you’re looking for in a new home, consider Jordan. Here, you’ll find historical sites everywhere you go. On top of that, the holy places of multiple religions are located in Jordan. English is spoken regularly in the area, though Arabic is the official language. Here you’ll find a variety of foods, sports activities, and more. If you’re looking for somewhere to live, a job, or even other expats, Dubizzle’s Jordan site can help you out. Whether you’re retiring here or looking for a job, there are plenty of opportunities.


Many people are concerned about heading to France as an expat. The biggest concern is that the cost of living is too high for someone on a retiree budget. However, if you don’t move to Paris, you’re going to find that it’s not too bad. Cost of living aside, France is a great place to live for American expats. Here you’ll find a beautiful countryside, friendly people, and a great expat community. Whether you’re headed to France as an employee or to retire, there are many experiences waiting for you when you get there.


Not only is the cost of living in Croatia lower than other European countries, the lifestyle is great for expats looking to get away from it all. Life seems to move at a slower pace here, and you’re not always rushed to get things done. The weather is great and the sites are amazing. On top of this, the people are extremely welcoming and open minded. If you’re retiring and wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle you’ve gotten used to in the United States, consider Croatia.


One of the great things about moving to Thailand as an expat is that they offer formal retirement and long-term visas. Many other countries in Asia don’t offer this. On top of that, the country offers a very low cost of living, while still maintaining a comfortable and modern lifestyle. In Thailand, there are even communities that are made up of a large number of North American expats, allowing you to live in Thailand while heading out to the golf course or outlet store. On the other hand, there are many options if you want to completely immerse yourself in the culture of the area.


Depending on what type of home you’re looking for in Ecuador, there are options for as little as $100 a month. A large, nice apartment still won’t break the bank. With a low cost of living, Ecuador is a great option for those who are looking to live abroad on a lower budget. Ecuador also uses the U.S. dollar, which means you don’t have to worry about exchange rates. There are a number of beautiful cathedrals, old architecture, and cultural festivals, allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture. Ecuador is considered one of the most affordable places in Latin America for expats.


If you’re looking for somewhere that you can live tax-free, consider Panama. Here, even Americans don’t have to worry about taxes. Panama also makes it easy to gain residency, because they like to encourage foreigners to the area. There are several cities that have become popular for American expats, including Panama City and Las Tablas. Here you’ll get a great climate, expat-friendly culture, and visits to the beach. Depending on the city you decide to live in, you can live on a budget of less than $1,200 a month, including full time help around the house.

There are many countries around the world that are great for expats. Whether you’re looking for a community of expats or you want to get into the culture of the area, it’s not hard to find what you’re looking for.


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