Here’s the general parameters:
English as a communication language. I wouldn’t mind having to learn another language, but I’d want to be able to communicate right away in my new home.
Job prospects. Can someone like me, from the US with a Master’s degree, find employment easily in a job I’m qualified for, or are work permits difficult to get in most other countries? (Let’s say, Australia for example).
What would be the best place to go to make my American dollars last the longest?
How about property rights? If I purchase a house in England, odds are I can keep it as long as I can pay for it, just like the US. But if I rolled the dice and moved to a more unstable area, could the government take my house/property and kick me out of the country if there was a revolution/uprising?
Just looking for opinions on places you live, have lived, or have visited that you really liked. I mention Australia because everyone I’ve ever met from Australia is always happy, friendly and less stressed than anyone else in the group. But most that I meet also want to stay and work in the US and have no desire to return to Australia to work.