by Brett Andrews
In addition to the Expatsi Test, one of the services that we provide here is an in-depth consultation on finding great places for individuals to move abroad. We recently completed a consultation for a client we’ll call Steve; he’ll be the basis of this blog post.
Steve’s a single gay man in his late 50s who loves hot beaches, new cultures, and finding community with other LGBTQ people. Moving abroad is more about shifting gears than slowing down for him; in his own words, he’s looking to “learn the language, explore history, [and] meet boys… in a Miami-esque location.” Steve plans to leave the United States in the next couple of years and asked us to find the best cities for him to build his new expat community.
With this plan in mind, we set to work on finding the best cities in LGBTQ-friendly countries to call home. We sought out countries that had legalized same-sex relationships and boasted thriving LGBTQ communities: gay bars, Pride festivals, “gayborhoods”, etc. Steve plans to live off his investment income, so finding a reasonable cost of living mattered to us, also. Finally, he wanted quick travel back to the U.S., so we looked at countries where he could get back to the States in 12 hours or less.
After some extensive research on these and other factors, we identified the 10 best cities for a gay male expat to move to: