What do I need to know about living in the United States?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to the United States, they said:
"I'd suggest other places unless they had a pretty much unlimited suppuly of cash,"
explained one expat living in Christiansted, US.
"I would suggest that they come for a 10 day visit and introduce themselves to many that they meet.
Vermonters are friendly people and generous in nature,"
said another expat in Braintree.
"Bring a job with you if at all possible (online work). Or secure employment before you arrive. Be prepared for heat and humidity, feral dogs and chickens, limited shopping (bring your favorite mascara with you!). Bring a camera, learn to snorkel, keep enough money for plane tickets set aside all the time, in case you need to go elsewhere for medical care or to buy mascara. Be prepared for isolation. We are very far from anywhere else. But it is beautiful, the people are lovely, and it is a worthwhile adventure to live here,"
added another expat who made the move to Saipan.
"Be patient, don't get overwhelmed.
Learn the subway system. Use Hopstop. Call 311 for all kinds of advice on city services, directions, complaints. Police is 911. Ask other New Yorkers...everyone loves to give advice! Can be very friendly, especially Brooklyn,"
explained one expat living in Brooklyn, US.
"Be prepared for winter. Always have an alternative energy source for heat. Neighbors will all pitch in if the power goes off, but you need to be self reliant here. It is 19 miles to the nearest town with major serviecs,"
mentioned another in Sutton .
"If you are a young person in his/her 20s I would not recommend it. We do have a club scene yes, but it dies around 12am. That and most clubs/bars can be dangerous at times due to gangs coming in and starting trouble.
Sacramento is perfect for someone in their later adult years to live and work.
However, if you are planning on moving here bring plenty money with you, and try to find a place before coming, which isn't difficult, apartment complexes are always renting,"
explained one expat who made the move to Sacramento.
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