View Poll Results: Which of the following European Countries would you move to? (multiple choice)
Scandinavia (Norway/Sweden/Denmark/Finland) + Iceland 104 16.22%
German/Austria 153 23.87%
Switzerland 68 10.61%
Spain/Portugal 252 39.31%
France 165 25.74%
Italy/Greece 121 18.88%
Holland/Belgium 107 16.69%
Balkans 22 3.43%
Czech Republic 39 6.08%
Other Eastern Europe 41 6.40%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 641. You may not vote on this poll

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04-03-2021, 23:15   #31
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I would like to live in Paris for a year.
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Interesting poll results so far, the Iberian peninsula the most popular.

No love for Switzerland though?
Love Switzerland but need to own a bank to live there.
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I wouldn't recommend settling in Germany for an extended period of time and embarking on a serious career there without learning German. You'll get by on the ausländer pass for a year or two, but you will be judged negatively beyond that. And honestly, who can blame them?
Depends where you are and what the job is - ECB in Frankfurt would be fine, some small engineering place in a village in Saxony not so much
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Interesting poll results so far, the Iberian peninsula the most popular.

No love for Switzerland though?
Friends of mine in Switzerland were at a party in someone's apartment when the police arrived, cleared everyone out and issued a fine to the apartment owner for the party still going on 30 minutes after the time when parties are supposed to finish.
Someone else who was at the party, but left at the correct time, later openly told them, that it was they who had called the police.
It wasn't right Ja? that the party continued past the end time.

Another time, someone I know was awoken by the police at 3am and brought down to the police station.
His crime?He hadn't been sorting his rubbish properly and the police had his rubbish out on tables in a room and made him sort it properly.
Didn't get fined though. And how did the police know about the unsorted rubbish?
Yes, some neighbour told them.

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Love Switzerland but need to own a bank to live there.
Last week I was looking at an apartment for sale in one of the ski resort valleys near Mont Blanc and had to doublecheck myself because I felt it was inexpensive compared to property in Dublin...and I'm still not saying Switzerland is cheap.
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Beers and buds, Belgium and Netherlands.
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05-03-2021, 00:13   #37
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Its something I've seriously considered, even applied for jobs in Stockholm, Geneva and Zurich over the years. The money being offered was crazy, but as most have said here, cost of living in both is also crazy.

Slovenia would probably be top of my list. Love Ljubljana, fantastic city. Austria is another but the right wing politics there can be a bit off putting.

I love France too, but could see myself having a holiday home there rather than living there permanently.
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I only spent a few days in Switzerland. Great scenery, posh cars and sh1t kebabs that cost 10 CHF

Wouldn't move to mainland anything. Id have to be on an island of some sort
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A few places spring to mind. For somewhere small, I'd love to live in Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald in Switzerland for a while. For a small sized city, I'd go with Ljubljana. It's a wonderful city in a wonderful country. It's a shame there are no direct flights from Ireland. For somewhere larger I'd go with Oslo or Gothenburg. Loved the vibes there. Anywhere on the Mediterranean is out, way too hot for me!
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I wouldn't move outside my parish
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Porto or Lisbon though I'd then be in the company of Paddy Cosgrave or ewan mckenna so.maybe not

Venice if it was always off peak and had not so many tourists. I get the irony being a tourist, but it's such an amazing place, away from all the busy spots that are still used mostly by locals.
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A few places spring to mind. For somewhere small, I'd love to live in Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald in Switzerland for a while. For a small sized city, I'd go with Ljubljana. It's a wonderful city in a wonderful country. For somewhere larger I'd go with Oslo or Gothenburg. Loved the vibes there.

I've found Oslo to be a seriously boring place for a capital city. Most meh capital in Europe for my money. And the price of things is bonkers.
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Lisbon
Seville
Berlin (not for Winters though)
Eastern Portugal, cheap, warm and plenty of hills to run around.
Slovenia would be nice, bit boring though...
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Looking at Spain right now. Need to get settled in my current position then figure out practicalities of tax and residency etc. but if things in my personal life go well til the end of the year I hope to be out of here in 12 months.
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Been thinking of trying a year in France when (if!) I retire.
Somewhere south of the Loire, less than an hour from the sea.
Rural, and less than 10 Km from a reasonable size town.
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