France

Cute French mimes
Retiring to the south of France
Cafe life in Paris

Why France?

More people visit France each year than any other country, and the Western European nation offers beaucoup charm for those who decide to move there. From limestone cliffs in historic Normandy, to the French Alps, to your favorite arrondissement in Paris, to the lavender fields of Provence, to the castles of the Loire Valley, to the Mediterranean Sea, France is packed with things to see, eat, and do. If you love art, wine, food, and European culture, you’ll never tire of your new home. If you expect living in France to feel like vacation, you may be disappointed. Expats report trying experiences with bureaucracy that are exacerbated if they don’t speak the language. Those who prevail are comforted with excellent healthcare, work-life balance, and joie de vivre.

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France at a Glance

Cost-Of-Living:
Top 33%

Ranks Highly For:
Raising Kids

Ranks Highly For:
LGBTQIA

Ranks Highly For:
Retiring

Healthcare Ranking:
Top 25%

Infrastructure Ranking:
Top 10%

Government Style:
Flawed Democracy

Mostly Legal: Gay Marriage, Abortion, Handguns, Gambling

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