The 15 Countries Americans Are Moving to the Most

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15. Costa Rica
> Moves in 2021: 1,604
> Moves in 2020: 860
> Moves in 2017: 1,497
> Change in moves, 2017-2021: 7% – the smallest increase
> Change in moves, 2019-2021: 47% – the 3rd biggest increase
> American expats in Costa Rica: 70,000

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14. New Zealand
> Moves in 2021: 1,849
> Moves in 2020: 1,676
> Moves in 2017: 1,086
> Change in moves, 2017-2021: 70% – the 3rd biggest increase
> Change in moves, 2019-2021: 78% – the 2nd biggest increase
> American expats in New Zealand: 36,000

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13. Portugal
> Moves in 2021: 2,475
> Moves in 2020: 1,115
> Moves in 2017: 614
> Change in moves, 2017-2021: 303% – the biggest increase
> Change in moves, 2019-2021: 122% – the biggest increase
> American expats in Portugal: 7,000

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12. Japan
> Moves in 2021: 2,983
> Moves in 2020: 4,335
> Moves in 2017: 5,972
> Change in moves, 2017-2021: -50% – the biggest decrease
> Change in moves, 2019-2021: -53% – the biggest decrease
> American expats in Japan: 58,000

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11. Israel
> Moves in 2021: 3,480
> Moves in 2020: 2,296
> Moves in 2017: 2,682
> Change in moves, 2017-2021: 30% – the 3rd smallest increase
> Change in moves, 2019-2021: 40% – the 4th biggest increase
> American expats in Israel: 77,000

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