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Considering a Long Distance Move

Updated on May 29, 2012

I’ve felt in limbo in my personal life for a while now. I am not sure what I want to do nor where do I want to do it. Just for fun, I’ve looked into moving to a few different places. One was moving to the Dominican Republic with a group of writing friends and then there was discussion of moving to Florida which would be easier for most of the group as they are American. Next, I thought about moving to Ohio as that is where one of my best friend’s lives and housing is cheap. But of course, there is a lot more than just that to consider.


A big consideration is how much it would cost to move and live. Before you start making any decisions, it’s important to look into the cost of living in your ideal location. Would you rent or would you purchase? Could you afford whatever option you want? Maybe you want to rent and you require a 1,000 square foot place with two bedrooms and a bathroom, how much will that cost you? Or maybe you prefer to set a budget of $1000 and see what you can get with that?

Not only do you have to sort out housing but you need to figure out how much it will cost you to live in general. What are food costs like? How much money can you expect to make at a job? What does fuel cost and what are the costs of just running a vehicle? If you rely on public transportation, what is available to you?


For me, if I was moving to the States, a large consideration would be the rules for me to work. There are some industries that have an agreement between the two countries that allow you to move as long as you can find a job. But, I do not have the education to qualify for this type of exchange so I would need to look into a visa. I know that these can be time consuming to get and meanwhile, you cannot work legally. I have a friend that moved to Canada from the States and it was a few years before he was able to work.

And related to working, there are also income tax rules when you move to another country that you need to consider. All I can say is if you are considering this type of move; make sure to talk to a tax accountant or your local tax office about what you need to know or consider.

All of the above are practical considerations but there are other considerations when making such a big decision.


When you are moving somewhere totally new, one of the biggest issues that a person can have is feeling lonely and isolated. If you move for a job, it may not be as bad as you can start to make friends at work and then expand out from there. You can also get involved in activities in your new location and make friends in that way.

While I am not saying that I won’t end up moving somewhere else, at this point in my life I do not think it would be the best move for me. But, as the saying goes “Never say never” and I have no clue where I will be in a few years time.


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