Last year, 2020, was an unprecedented disaster for many Americans. The primary cause was the covid-19 pandemic, which affected the entire world and ravaged everywhere. It dealt the United States, in particular, a heavy blow. It was terrible. For many Americans, their lives and that of their loved ones may never be the same.
With a lot of anxiety and stress, many US citizens are probably wondering how life is elsewhere in another country.
According to SDC International Shipping, this is why Americans see Spain as a viable country to move to.
Favorable cost of living
Spain is a popular destination for many ex-pats because of its favorable living costs. The country boasts of cities with an average cost of living, which is not the most affordable, is relatively better than most cities in the USA. In Spain, the cost of housing, healthcare, work-life balance, and safety is desirable.
As a result, it’s a factor that draws in a good deal of ex-pats. In Barcelona, one of the major cities in Spain, the cost of living is 43% and 34% cheaper than New York and Los Angeles, respectively. Madrid also boasts similar numbers of 44% and 35% improvement for the same cities. Americans looking to settle down for various reasons such as jobs and retirement see Spain as a great option to do so.
Economically stable environment for business
Spain has had a balanced economic recovery in recent years before the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic, however, caused most of that progress to the downturn. Nonetheless, Spain remains one of the economically viable places for business in Europe and the world. American investors and entrepreneurs seek to take advantage of this environment and move to Spain. They indulge in the Tech sector, farming sector, food, and clothing sectors too.
Access to the rich culture
Spain is home to one of the richest cultures in the world. A wide variety of foods, dances, and customs can be identified in Spain. This is a pull for many Americans who want to experience and explore new things while learning about contemporary culture. We know Spain for the “siesta’ which they still practice to this day. It is a resting period between 2pm and 5pm. It was a resting period for hard-working farmers in the olden days, who needed time to cool off from the sun. The fun fiestas in city centers are also significant attractions that some Americans would love to enjoy.
Spain is located just north of the Mediterranean hence has the appealing Mediterranean climate to go with it, dry mild and summers, characterized by hot, rainy winters. There are three different climate zones in the country – because of its vast size. Rain falls mainly in spring and autumn. There is a central plateau that has hot, dry summers and frigid winters. Surrounding the plateau are mountains that experience higher rainfalls and more robust snowfall in winter. These varying and relatively favorable weather are features to attract Americans in 2021.
The friendly people
The people of Spain are one the friendliest in the world. These smiley citizens are always welcoming and ready to help anyone and everyone, including foreigners. If you are worried about how quickly you will settle, rest your fears. The people of Spain will open their arms and guide you each step of the way to make you and your family’s stay smooth. No wonder Americans like living in Spain.
One attraction of Spain for Americans is its quality health care system. This system guarantees coverage for all residents. Healthcare in Spain is made up of both private and public services. Most Spanish residents use the public health system since they decentralized it with service delivery at the regional level. Meaning almost everywhere you are, you can have access to their quality health care. With Healthcare expensive in the US, having accessible but quality healthcare in Spain makes Americans want to live in the Mediterranean.