Whether you just need a change of scenery or it’s always been a life goal to live in another country, many of us have considered moving abroad at some point. The prospect can be highly tantalizing: A fresh slate in a new, exciting country with different food, interesting culture, and expanded career opportunities. The question is: Where to go? And how?
Due to its relatively low cost of living and fairly straightforward visa processes, Southeast Asia tends to be a popular landing spot for American expats. While many European countries may require you to have a certain (enormous) amount of money in your bank account or wade through mounds of paperwork before issuing an extended-stay visa, most Asian countries are slightly more relaxed. Here are the five Asian countries most accessible for American expats to move to.