Britain On The Move – Top Expat Destinations Outside of Europe Revealed!

There are a number of reasons why locals move abroad, in the UK many of us simply follow our desires to live in a warmer, less rainy country while others have to for work or family reasons. More recently (2 years to be exact), the UK government announced they would be leaving the European Union, which has in-fact seen a rise in the number of individuals moving abroad either to greater Europe or further afield.

This increase in Expat growth has seen the current estimate rise to around of 6 million British citizens taking up residence in foreign countries. That’s quite a substantial number- if they were all in one place it would be the UK’s second largest city, just Shy of London’s 8 Million. So if you ever find yourself wondering exactly where all these people are moving from and where they are travelling to take up a new residence, you’re not alone.

Well, here at Shipit we went back and studied over 100,000 international removals requests that we’d received, in order to find out exactly whereabouts in the UK they are moving from and where these individuals are leaving Europe for.

You can see the full data displayed here: Britain on the move infograpgic

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As the Managing Director of 1st Move International, Mike Harvey brings more than two decades of logistics expertise and three years of specialised experience in international relocations to his role. His comprehensive knowledge spans the intricacies of overseas shipping, secondary yet crucial areas such as visa application processes and immigration requirements, and the wider topic of moving abroad including topics such as comparative analyses of cost of living, healthcare and educational systems worldwide. This expertise allows 1st Move International to equip people with the information they need to not just move overseas, but to make informed decisions about whether, and where, to relocate.