Ten reasons to move to the US.
The author of the Telegram-channel “Over the Bugrom” – about the advantages of living in America.
Every year about a million new immigrants cross the American border. People leaving behind their native country want to improve their lives: to get new career opportunities, improve well-being or find a comfortable place for old age.
America – a difficult country with many problems: from economic inequality to a high number of violent deaths. The material is based on subjective assessments and may not coincide with the harsh reality that will meet you after the move.
1. Realization of potential.
The USA is an ideal place for young and ambitious people who are ready to build a career and make progress in business. This is a country of private initiative, where everyone has the right to integrate into society. Disabled people find work and perform important functions, people change their profession two or three times for life, and behind the wheel of the car you can meet a ninety-year old grandmother who earns money even in old age.
If someone tells you that after forty years life and career are coming to an end – do not listen to the madman. Look at Americans who get a new education in adulthood and start with a clean slate where many would put an end.
2. Standard of living.
Everyone knows that in America, expensive real estate, medicine and life in general. You can count anybody else’s dollars, draw summary tables and take into account insurance and tax deductions, but this does not change the main thing – there are a lot of money in the US and you can earn them. A comparable situation in America will provide a higher standard of living compared with the CIS countries.
What is a comparable position? A handyman from the CIS, who moved to America and again got a job, will start earning more in real terms. This is true for other professions: the programmer, fireman, taxi driver, engineer, doctor, lawyer and instructor of tantric sex will become richer – everyone who can learn English and return to the previous level in the profession.
The US is a rich country with high incomes and affordable credit (a low-interest mortgage does not generate profits directly, but richer in the long term), but this does not prevent forty million Americans from living below the poverty line.
To succeed, you will have to work hard and hard. If you are hardworking, this country is ready to give you everything: six zeros in the bank account, a comfortable old age and a future for children.
3. Doing business.
One of the main advantages of the USA is that you can conduct business without constant fear that it will be taken away: no cops, roofs and mandatory deductions for doubtful accounts of Cypriot companies. The property right is guaranteed by an independent judiciary and the rule of law.
America did not defeat the bureaucracy: the strong love of Americans for licenses, certificates and permits will surprise even the Soviet man. But the bureaucratic process itself is built transparently, and the receipt of the document does not depend on a bribe to an official.
Starting a business in the US is easy. Here, a large market and a rich population, cheap business loans and moderate taxes, and the registration of a new company will take no more than twenty minutes (on this topic I wrote a detailed instruction on the opening of a legal entity in the US).
4. Political climate.
America is a democratic country with a succession of power, transparent elections and an institution for public control. A favorable political climate will not allow you to become an American president (this would have to be born here), but creates the conditions for a quality life.
Politically, the US today is going through tough times: disputes in administration, social rift, radicalization of the agenda and the rise of populist ideas.
But democratic processes will sooner or later ensure a change of power, and independent courts and a system of checks and balances will not allow even the most odious president in one time to destroy what was created before him for decades.
5. The social climate.
Nothing makes a person more affable than good health, a high salary and a stuffed refrigerator. The richer the country, the more reliable social contracts are made within its population. Smiles of Americans are usually written off for insincerity, but I prefer to deal with deceitful benevolence instead of frank rudeness.
Communication in America is built on respect for the person of the interlocutor. This does not mean that you will never face rudeness. But this means that episodes of rudeness and aggression will become in your life a statistical error that can be neglected.
Not everyone can quickly integrate into a new socio-cultural environment: it is difficult for Russian immigrants to keep a smile and maintain a distance in communication. But who said it would be easy?
6. Inclusiveness and integration.
America – one of the few countries where an immigrant in a few years can become truly his own. You can move to France or Germany, but you will never become a Frenchman or a German. You can immigrate to the US – and even with a poor knowledge of the language become an American.
An American is a person of any nationality and religion who speaks any language that has received a blue passport, shares the values and ideals of this country and lives by its rules. This feature makes the United States one of the most attractive countries for emigration at any age and at any social level.
7. The future for children.
Late immigrants – people who move to the US after 40-50 years – do not always have time to re-implement themselves in a new country: the educational, cultural and linguistic gaps between a person and the environment are sometimes too great.
Moving to the US is not only an act of selfishness, but also an investment in the future of your children. People born in America automatically become its citizens, grow in a natural language environment and can access the best schools, colleges and universities in the world.
8. Travel and leisure.
In America, an impressive tourist infrastructure. There are megacities and a province, mountains and plains, rivers, lakes and oceans, reserves, national parks and geysers, several climatic zones and even a desert. The country is pierced by a network of highways, and domestic flights can be reached anywhere in a few hours and a couple of hundred bucks.
America offers so much tourist and recreational value that many of its inhabitants for life did not dare to get a visa and make an intercontinental flight to a strange and incomprehensible external world. To some extent, this speaks of their tourist limitations. But it also indicates excellent opportunities for recreation in their native country.
9. Medicine and health.
In the US, expensive medicine – a serious operation can cost you an annual income. But when life is at stake, qualified personnel, medical technologies and modern equipment come to the fore. With this in America everything is fine.
The majority of medical needs are covered by standard insurance, which will cost several hundred dollars a month (although the cost for wealthy people can be an order of magnitude higher). People with incomes below a certain level receive financial assistance from the state in the form of cheap or even free insurance.
Life expectancy in America is 80 years. This is not a fantastic indicator (the average Japanese grandmother will live six years longer), but he is almost ten years more than the assigned time of Russians. Winning in ten years is achieved largely thanks to modern medicine – if people are treated, they die less.
10. Old age.
The USA is an excellent country to meet old age. For pensioners, comfortable conditions have been created here: a mild climate in many states, a barrier-free environment for low-mobility citizens, state programs for helping the elderly, disabled and needy, comfortable nursing homes and boarding houses. There are even unique federal programs in which relatives of pensioners are paid for independent care for them.
America can not boast of high pensions, but here any person for working life can accumulate enough assets for a comfortable old age – with a spacious house, a good car, quality medicine and regular trips inside and outside the country.
I infinitely love America and consider it the best place on the planet, but do not forget that it is not the place that colors the person. If you are happy in your home country, stay. If you feel that the motherland limits development and pulls you down, come. America gives chance to everyone and is always glad to new immigrants.
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Ten reasons to move to the US.