where to?For most people choosing which country to go to when moving abroad is pretty simple, if it is with a job it is usually when a new opening comes up so there might not be much choice, if you’re retiring or are moving for a better life it is usually to a country you’ve spent a lot of time in, on holiday mostly. However, sometimes you know you want to move abroad but you’re not sure where to, so what do you do if you are in that situation?

Well, the best thing is to start working out where you DON’T want to move to. Let’s keep it simple, this is a blog about the EU and my next move, for example, will be in the EU so I don’t need to worry about the rest of the world. Therefore I have 28 countries to choose from. Well I can cross out where I am now straight away and one of the main reasons I am moving is the weather so I can also cross off quite a few of the northerly nations:

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom

I can also put two on the most likely list because they are countries we know a lot about and would be happy to move there, so Portugal and Romania I’ve put in green and I’ll investigate those options when I have my finished short-list. France is also a definite possibility as is Hungary so I can also add those in green.

That leaves me with 14 countries I need to whittle down. At this point then I need to do a little more research into each of them, ideally we’re looking for a bit of land but we’re on a limited budget so we need to find a country that has reasonably priced properties for sale. I think I’ll be able to cross quite a few countries of the list pretty quickly with that criteria so that’s the next step.

Are you considering moving abroad but don’t quite know where to go? Where have you started with working it out? Please let us know below…