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Living abroad: Should I stay or should I go?

A new survey has found that over half of adults aged 18-45 would consider moving abroad long-term in order to escape the Coalition’s cuts and the abysmal UK job market.

Escaping the cold winter climate and the belief that a better work-life balance abroad are some of the main reasons why so many of us are considering a permanent move overseas.

Australia (of course) is the most popular destination, as it has a similar culture to the UK and everyone speaks English there. Just watch out for all the crocs, killer spiders, snakes and other creepy crawlies!

Teresa Rogers at Aviva said: ‘When times are tough, it might seem natural to set one's sights on moving abroad. But our survey shows that there are certainly pros and cons to moving and people need to plan carefully if they are considering making their dream a reality.

‘Health is clearly a primary concern for people and whether you're thinking of moving abroad for a short time or on a more permanent basis you need to take care to ensure you and your family are always properly protected.

’After all, healthcare provision varies greatly around the world and even routine medical care can prove costly in countries that don't offer a similar service to the NHS.’

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