Tampa has traditionally been a place where immigrants from all over the world head to, leading to it becoming a cosmopolitan city with a highly diverse population. Yet, this can also work the other way, with Tampa residents moving away to start a new life elsewhere. What are some of the best options for doing this in 2022?
Thailand for Remote Workers
Any residents who regularly Pinella Farmers and Flea Market will already have a taste for Asian culture and food. The majority of vendors in this market are of Asian descent, and they hold special events such as a Chinese dragon dance to mark the Chinese New Year in February this year, and the upcoming Lao New Year celebrations to be held in April. Tampa has a selection of Thai restaurants and other events, including at the Wat Tampa, where a Sunday market is held next to the striking Buddhist temple.
For those Americans thinking of moving abroad to work remotely, Thailand offers a range of intriguing benefits. Apart from the warm climate, welcoming people, and great food, it also offers a relatively low cost of living. Some online sources suggest that a monthly income of $2,000 is more than enough to live comfortably, but this blog confirms that $650 is a reasonable income for living in Chiang Mai in 2022.
Living in Thailand doesn’t have to mean being cut off from life in Tampa. Earlier this year, sports fans could watch the Super Bowl LVI on Truevision, while Star Sports and ESPN Asia often show NBA games. Bangkok is where ex-pats are most likely to find American-style sports bars such as The Clubhouse and the Sports Corner. You can also find online casinos if you’re looking to start gambling online in Thailand. Sites like Live Casino House and Dafabet offer a variety of games such as roulette and blackjack, while sports betting is also available on many of the big sporting events in the US and beyond. Some of these gambling sites allow accounts to be held in Thai baht or in US dollars. You are also able to look into Thai sports betting too, as there is an entire industry there in itself. On the site, there are guides and information about legality, as well as a full, honest, and detailed review of each recommended operator by experts to help you make informed decisions before signing up with one of them.
New Zealand for a Happy, Progressive Country
Expats are happier in New Zealand than anywhere else on the planet, with the HSBC 2021 Expat Explorer survey putting the country in first place in terms of the future outlook ranking. This country is known for a liberal, progressive outlook with a strong focus on women’s rights. The 2018 New Zealand census revealed that close to 28,000 residents were born in the US, which was almost 29% greater than in the census carried out five years previously. However, the number of British expats is far higher here, with an estimated 286,000 according to the latest figures.
Despite this relatively small number of Americans currently living there, the presence of around 100,000 US troops during the Second World War left a strong influence on the New Zealand culture. Relations between the countries have grown stronger in recent years, and Americans now account for New Zealand’s third-largest source of tourists and the US is their third-biggest trading partner. Meanwhile, the likes of American music and movies have made a huge impact here.
Costa Rica for a Comfortable Retirement
The Central American country of Costa Rica has long been viewed as an ideal tourist retirement destination for US citizens. This is partly due to the good climate, as well as the relaxed way of life and the affordable cost of living. Up to 70,000 Americans are thought to live here, with many of them having retired to the country. There is a relatively high standard of living in Costa Rica and its healthcare system is rated as one of the best in Latin America, which gives some much-needed peace of mind for anyone planning to retire here.
Much of the Latin American food in the Tampa Bay region is based on Puerto Rican cuisine, therefore it may be a surprise when visitors to Costa Rica find local dishes such as Gallo Pinto, Casado, and Sopa Negra. However, the presence of so many American expats in the country has led to a growth in popularity for familiar chains such as T.G.I. Fridays and Applebees, while other franchises such as Carl’s Jr and Popeye’s Chicken are also present here. Remember you might want to leave your pet behind with a professional pet-sitting service. or else get a health certificate from a vet so he can join you on the adventure.
These are a few of the most exciting global destinations for anyone planning to leave Tampa to try living somewhere else, with plenty of reasons for considering each of them.