Every once in a while we’ll hear about a friend moving to a different country, whether it’s a family migration or for work. And it’s great when a BFF tells you they got a job someplace else! The experience you get from living and working abroad is priceless.
Maybe you recently got a job offer in another country and you’re seriously considering going. The pay’s better, you enjoy the lifestyle in that place, or it’s just something totally different from what you’re used to and you’re feeling up for the change. There are plenty of reasons why people move away from home.
Where are most peeps in our age group moving to? And why? We know from talking to our friends and all, but Will Hofmann, Senior Analyst at ValueChampion, an international consumer research group, has done an actual study on this based on data they found on 20 of Asia-Pacific’s cities.
Based on his research, 4 out of 5 millennials are willing to move country for work according to the World Economic Forum. We’re thinking that’s actually not a totally surprising statistic.
Here’s where most millennials are heading to and why those cities are appealing to them. You can consider these places for your big move in the future, too. I mean, who knows?
According to Will’s research, Singapore’s an amazing city to build a career and have a great quality of life. Things are so efficient and advanced there, and there are plenty of job opportunities too.
Singapore had the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita and the second lowest unemployment rates (2.2 per cent total, 3.96 per cent for youth) out of the 20 cities ValueChampion analysed. GDP is the monetary value of all the goods and services a country produces within a specific period.
They also had the lowest gender wage gap! We’re all for this.
Can’t deny that these are pretty great reasons to move to Singapore. It also has low levels of pollution and high safety ratings, and not having to worry about these things are definitely a plus.