These Are The Best Countries For Millennials To Live
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Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Joshua Mcknight

These Are The Best Countries For Millennials To Live

Jasmine Osby
Jasmine Osby May 16, 2023

There are a variety of reasons why Millennials are leaving their home countries. A Glamour UK editorialist called it a “great migration,” describing the exodus of Millennials from the UK due to inflation. According to a study done by Crown Relocations, 59 percent of UK Millennials say they plan to move overseas. 

The UK isn’t the only country experiencing the loss of its youth. In smaller countries like Albania, officials are working to revive its tourism sector with hopes of retaining its Millennial citizens leaving for more opportunities. The odds in the US are no different. According to a 2015 survey by TransferWise, 55 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 say they’d consider making a move outside of the States.

But if you’re considering embarking on an expat journey, where exactly should you move? These are our top picks for the best countries for Millennials to live in.

1. Australia

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Australia lands the number one spot for the best country for Millennials to live in. While some might avoid the sunny country to avoid its extreme wildlife, Australia has long been a top choice for young people. Beaches, work opportunities, and a high quality of life keep Millennials flocking to Australian shores. 

Business Insider ranked the quality of life in Australia as 9.1 and, with over 23 Million people residing there, it’s no surprise why. Passport Down Under says the country’s excellent weather, work-life accommodations, good food, and short work days are just a few reasons why folks like Australia. The country embraces a slow pace lifestyle, making it a top contender for Millennials seeking relocation destinations.

2. Canada

According to the 2021 Canadian census, Millennials are the fastese growing generation in the northern country. Canada’s Millennial population rose 8.6 percent since the last census in 2016 and more are expected to come. The most popular cities to live in are Quebec City, Ottawa, and Kingston and Millennials are loving the carefree, friendly, Canadian lifestyle. 

3. New Zealand

With its steady job security and beautiful landscapes, New Zealand remains a top destination for Millennials. As a matter of fact, the country is considered one of the best places to live on Earth. Like Australia, Millennials love how New Zealand prioritizes the work-life balance of its citizens. In a 2016 survey, ex-pats told InterNations they appreciate how easy it was to settle into the country when relocating. New Zealand is also a prime destination for entrepreneurs, and friendly towards foreigners, and the InterNations survey ranked the country 6th for personal happiness. 

4. Vietnam

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Many Millennials are living their best life in Vietnam at a low cost. In 2021, the Ministry of Labor released data stating that 101,550 expats live permanently in Vietnam, and Millennials are no exception. Low prices in Vietnam allow expats to live a happy and full life on a dime. People enjoy being able to live the life they desire while still being able to save and invest, unlike other countries where the cost of living is higher. Expats also say the country has a plethora of leisure activities however many also expressed dissatisfaction with Vietnam’s healthcare system, according to Tranio.

5. Costa Rica

Fresh air, clean water, and incredible beaches have drawn foreigners to Costa Rica for decades. Now, more than ever, young people are heading to the sunny, tropical destination for a fresh start. InterNations ranked the country as number one for personal happiness in the world in their survey and its universal healthcare makes expats feel safe and secure. A magical place between the rainforest and the sea, Costa Rica is an alluring destination worthy of relocation for Millennials worldwide. 

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