There are more people moving abroad now than there were a few decades ago and I believe this trend will only increase over time. I’ll explain why, but let’s first look at some of the reasons why somebody would want to move abroad in the first place:
We cover all of these topics in more detail about why somebody would want to move abroad. But what is the main catalyst that makes people actually make the leap?
I think the main catalysts is the mass globalization of ideas through the internet and social media. Through this, we’re learning about different ways we can live our lives that are different from our parents’ generation and their parents’ generation. We realize, “Oh, I can work from an Airbnb in Mexico as long as I have internet access” or “Oh, I can build a business that makes a decent income and live like a king in Bali” and “Oh, even though I live in another country I can still call my mom every day and visit a couple times a year, which is the same thing I‘d be doing if I lived in another city further away” AND I get to accomplish all of the career and family aspirations I have and live a fun life in London or Cape Town and I actually like this life better…
There were 281 million people living in a country other than their countries of birth in 2020… Do you want to be one of the 281 million?
Listen to the podcast to learn more about why people are moving abroad and why I believe this will increase more and more over time.