IT might surprise you to learn that there are some stunning
destinations around the world that will pay you to move there.
But they’re not just offering you extra cash – some will
also help you find homes and jobs.
The destinations which will pay you to live there
Many of the locations are looking to increase their dwindling
population, be it through young couples or families.
Others are hoping to improve a certain industry and create more
jobs by attracting people such as entrepreneurs or start up
Some are even offering up to £32,000 for you to move to a new
location, with beautiful countries such as Italy, Greece and the US
on the list.
We’ve rounded up some of the best places to move to – and
where you can make money by doing it.
Antikythera, Greece You could be paid to live on the Greek
island of AntikytheraGetty – Contributor
island of Antikythera is looking for more people to live there,
as the younger population is leaving for more job opportunities on
the busier Greek islands.
Located between Crete and Kythira, it is 45 minutes by plane
The remote isle is home to just 24 people – which increases to
40 people during the summer.
The island is planning to offer €500 (£450) per month for
three years to people who move there, which works out to £16,200
over the three years.
Candela, Italy Candela will pay up to £1,800 to move thereGetty –
Candela, a tiny town in Puglia, is offering up to €2,000
(£1,800) for people to move there after the population has dropped
from 8,000 to just 2,700 people.
How much you would receive depends on who you are moving with
– it’s €800 (£723) for single people, €1,200 (£1,085) for
couples, up to €1,800 (£1,600) for three-person families and
€2,000 (£1,800) for four-person families.
The only catch is you must become a resident, along with a house
and a job of at least €7,500 (£6,700) a year.
Sicily, Italy You can get a house for just 90p in SicilyGetty –
Also in Italy,
Sicily recently offered homes for just €1 (90p), with the
only catch being the amount you need to spend to renovate them.
While they’re not quite giving you money, they are giving you
a huge discount on homes.
The Palermo homes are in need of TLC though, meaning at least
€15,000 (£13,500) must be spent to refurbish them.
You also have to do it within three years.
It isn’t the first time this has been done –
Sardinia also tried the same scheme last year.
Vermont, US You could be given up to £8,000 to move
to the state of VermontGetty – Contributor
The state of Vermont has one of the lowest populations in the
US, which is why they are hoping to lure remote workers to the
Their Remote Worker Grant scheme will offer applicants $5,000
(£4,000) every year for two years to live there – working out to
$10,000 (£8,000) to cover moving to the area.
The lucky applicants must become a full time resident of the
state to be eligible.
Tulsa, US Tulsa is offering a similar relocation
scheme to VermontPhotographers Choice – Getty
Tulsa is also struggling with population numbers, and has a
similar remote worker programme.
The second city of Oklahoma will offer you $10,000 (£8,000)
upfront to get there, as well as a desk at a co-working office and
a monthly housing stipend.
As long as you are at least 18 years old and can work
self-employed in the US, you are eligible.
Santiago, Chile Have a tech start up? Move to Chile for £32,000Getty
The best offer to move abroad is to Santiago in Chile – which
is offering $40,000 (£32,700) to move there.
The government wants tech entrepreneurs to launch their business
there, with the Start-Up Chile programme looking for female
founders and founders with companies less than three years old.
The offer also includes a year-long work visa as well as a free
Maine, US Maine wants to help students get rid of their
debtGetty – Contributor
While they won’t pay you to move there, Maine is tackling the
problem of student debt.
For example, the tax relief scheme works so that if you pay
$2,500 (£2,000) in tax and $2,000 (£1,600) in student debt, you
would only pay that $500 (£400) difference.
In effect, they are paying your student debt for you.
STEM graduates would be given money back from the government if
they pay more of their loan than their taxes.
You could be
paid £3,000 per month to live on an island in Chile while
working as a conservationist.
Lady Kristyna Drummond-Hay wanted six students to work alongside
her, with meals included.
One family were offering the dream job – to
be paid £80,000 taking photographs of their travels.
Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
You could get paid up to £32k by moving to one of these stunning destinations around the world