The most searched countries for Americans who want to move abroad

We analyzed the number of monthly Google searches performed in the U.S. that included queries such as “moving to”, “living in”, “retiring in”, and variations of the same, for 27 European Union countries.


In 2022, an average of 5,900 Google searches per month were about moving or living in Denmark, showing that many Americans have it on their radar as a top destination.

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Americans who live in Greece find that Greeks are very warm and welcoming to foreigners and the cost of living is very affordable compared to many other European countries.


The Netherlands

The Netherlands was the eighth most popular EU country when searching online, with 8,300 monthly searches on average, up 17% year over year.

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Its world class healthcare and education systems are among the top reasons that make Sweden a desirable place to live for families and retirees.



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