There are many reasons why not only Kiwis, but all nationalities want to move to the United States. After all, this is ‘The Land of Opportunity’. It’s where people come to chase their dreams, live their lives to the fullest and achieve anything they want, no matter who they are. Whatever the reason for the move is, all Americans are more than happy to greet newcomers and welcome them into their community. This is why the USA is also called ‘A Melting Pot of Nations’. Right now, there are more than 200,000 different nationalities living in the USA and Kiwis are certainly one of them. So what are the reasons for New Zealanders moving to the United States? Here are our top five:
- ‘Can Do’ Attitude
The United States is the land of possibility and opportunity. For that reason alone, people move there. Whichever town expats choose to settle in, they will be welcomed by the locals and accepted into the community. Americans pride themselves on their sense of community and they have a positive and can-do attitude. So, there is no need to worry about your relocation. You already have helpful neighbours, you just need to find a good moving company and your international relocation can be simple and stress free.
- Job Possibilities Galore
There are many job possibilities for people from all walks of life and with all skill sets and desires. The unemployment rate is around 5.5% and the United States is consistently ranked in the top five countries in the world for workforce productivity. That only means one thing – job opportunities for everybody! However, what attracts Kiwis the most is the fact that American employers are always looking for new talents across their borders. And, not only looking for new talent but doing everything they possibly can to help relocate them faster and easier.
- Top-Notch Education
People from all over the world move to the USA in order to get the best possible education. The USA offers world-class education with the ability to choose from many different schools, both public and private. A good number of United States colleges and universities are among the top 20 colleges worldwide. Princeton University, Harvard University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale University to name a few.
- Cost of Living
The cost of living in the United States is a major reason why so many Kiwis decide to leave New Zealand. A good example of this is the rental costs comparison on average to rent a one bedroom apartment monthly would cost you approximately $100 less in the USA compared to NZ. Also, your grocery bill and eating out costs are far less, as well as clothes and general living expenses.
- Freedom to Travel
The USA has everything one can imagine. If you want to see what metropolitan cities look like you can always go to New York or Seattle. If you want to get away from all the hustle and bustle, you can go skiing in the Rockies or enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii, South Carolina, Florida, or California. And for some jaw dropping scenery don’t forget to visit Antelope Canyon or the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
The USA boosts more than 200,000 square miles of national parkland. There are many parks, forests, canyons, coastlines and pretty much anything you can imagine. And, the fact that the USA is 37 times bigger than New Zealand means there are plenty of areas to explore and also, four seasons to enjoy.
Moving house is hard enough when you are just shifting suburbs. But if you are moving international then you are going to need some relocation help. Get in touch with us here at Crown for a free moving quote for your house relocation, storage, and insurance. Call our friendly team today on: 0508 227 696