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While Amsterdam has become famous all over the world for its liberal drug policies, there’s more to life there than buying hash at a coffee shop.
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7 Best Places in the World to Move to After the 2016 Presidential Election

4. Amsterdam, Netherlands

While Amsterdam has become famous all over the world for its liberal drug policies, there’s more to life there than buying hash at a coffee shop. In fact, Amsterdam is liberal on almost all fronts, including their means of transit.

Year after year, the city is ranked as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the entire world. It’s also one of the safest cities in the world, as found by The Economist’s Safe Cities Index in 2015.

Amsterdam has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, so having a set of highly sought after skills can greatly improve your chances of getting a work permit. The Dutch are also known for their egalitarian lifestyle and are perfectly comfortable speaking English in most settings.

shops lit up in munich, germany at duskOne of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany, Munich has tons to offer for Americans looking to resettle there.Photo Credit: iStockPhoto / kanuman

5. Munich, Germany

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany, Munich has tons to offer for Americans looking to resettle there. There are a number of beautiful cultural landmarks such as the Gothic medieval Frauenkirche and a variety of castles and museums perfect for spending the day at.

Beer lovers especially will have no problem deciding on Munich as their new home. Germany’s Oktoberfest started here and the famously free beer festival is the largest in the world.

The rules of immigration are slightly stricter in Germany since the Syrian refugee crisis, but generally pretty friendly to American expats. Foreign nationals must have basic German language skills and a residence title unless you qualify as an ethnic German.

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suburbs in auckland, new zealand by the waterOne of New Zealand’s largest cities and an excellent alternative to living in the USA, Auckland boasts many of the same luxuries as the States without all the hassle and hurry.Photo Credit: iStockPhoto / kyrien

6. Auckland, New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s largest cities and an excellent alternative to living in the USA, Auckland boasts many of the same luxuries as the States without all the hassle and hurry. While cost of living is relatively the same there, compared to major cities in the US, it’s actually much less.

New Zealand also boasts free healthcare for those who hold a work visa valid for two years or more. Auckland in particular has a rich cultural heritage due to the mixture of European and aboriginal traditions.

There’s always something to do whether you feel like exploring the island’s volcanoes, dining at award winning restaurants, or visiting one of their premiere Pacific Island art galleries.

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