Young Americans say they move abroad for social welfare programs, new cultural experiences and better lives with less gun violence. However, Gen Z in some parts of the United States are more serious about becoming expats than others.
This is according to an October survey of 3,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 26 by language teaching platform Preply. Gen Z Americans were asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 5 how strongly they feel their future lies outside the United States, with the average respondent giving a 3.10.
But in Portland, Oregon. Memphis, Tennessee. Kansas City, Missouri. Gen Z rated themselves at his 4 or higher with an eye on a serious future abroad.
Here are the cities where young Americans most want to start a new life abroad.
- portland oregon
- memphis tennessee
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Sacramento, California
- Orlando, Florida
- riverside california
Conversely, young people in Nashville, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake City are among the least likely to be interested in living abroad.
Many young Americans want to live a better life abroad, and that desire only grows as they get older. When asked where they want to go, young people are most likely to say they want to start a better life in the UK, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore.
People who are thinking of moving overseas are also thinking about it very seriously. 34% say they plan to live outside the United States indefinitely, and 66% say they will start a family overseas.
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