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Discussion on: Did you relocate ? Tell me your rellocation experiences

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Rafa

I just activated my dev.to account to reply to this post! :)

I've lived in 4 different countries in a period of 10 years. Here's my list:

About the offer:

  • Gross Salary
  • Net Salary (after mandatory deductions, mostly taxes)
  • Stock options
  • Sign in bonuses
  • Other benefits (health, dental, pension)

About the country:

  • Visa
  • Long Term visas/Citizenship Processes to stay long term in the country if you happen to want to stay there 4evah™
  • Housing costs
  • Food costs
  • Purchasing power
  • House market (if you wanna buy a house later)
  • Language (do you speak the language? wanna learn it?)

Things you care about:

  • Everything that you do today or wanna do tomorrow that you care about
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Anything you can think of...

Risks:

  • Assess them. We all take risks.

As you can see. Most of the things in my list are related to money and day to day stability. So this is a time for self reflection and see what do you need money for.

Red flags? There are many depending on what you care about the most. Happy to bounce back if you have comments :)

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Son Goku Author

Thank you, for answering :)

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Andrew Bone

A great detailed answer. Welcome to Dev 😊