Time to immigrate, don’t know where to go? Don’t choose the “regular” countries

Following the recent elections, there are those who are disheartened with the results. Losing hope in the governance of the country and its future. The economy in South Africa is under constant attack due to insane levels of corruption and business segregation, with not much change in sight. The above coupled with intense aggression is driving reams of people to look for homes and lives in other parts of the world.

While there is still a substantial amount of promise for South Africa, there are those who are considering greener pastures. But where do you go to? New Zealand, Australia, England or the other usual suspects?

With a beautiful world to explore, why not consider one of the following five countries that can offer people fantastic opportunities and lifestyles.

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Japan ranks rather high in Asia by the World Bank for overall government effectiveness, rule of law and political stability. Furthermore, the island also received high marks in Asia from the Social Progress Index for its access to basic knowledge, water and sanitation, as well as access to nutrition and medical care.

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For those who do not want to leave Africa, there is always Botswana. This beautiful country ranks as one of the best-governed countries in Africa, especially in its role in containing corruption. Furthermore, regionally it ranks well in both the World Bank Assessment and Rule of Law Index. The National revenue from diamond mining is also fairly well distributed throughout the country.


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The South American country, the Republic of Chile is another country that should be considered when planning to emigrate.

Besides its beauty, Chile is ranked relatively high for its open and transparent government, control of corruption and access to basic knowledge and medical care.

It is also known as South America’s most stable and prosperous nation, leading Latin American nations in competitiveness, income per capita, globalisation and economic freedom.


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Arguably one of the most beautiful countries on earth, Norway is famous for its natural attractions such as mountains, midnight sun and vibrant cultural life. It also ranks high in the standard of living, life expectancy and education.

In terms of economy, it is also a rich country. In 2018, the World Bank ranked Norway as the richest country in the world. The ranking was based on wealth per capita and Norway beat Qatar which had held the spot.


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Ranking high across various indexes, Canada scores well in political stability plus its lack of violence and terrorism is a huge drawcard. In fact, Canada comes rather close to several Scandinavian countries in its nearly perfect scores, which include access to nutrition, medical care, basic knowledge and personal rights.

With the high standard of living in these five countries, would you consider escaping to them? Or will South Africa always remain your home, a very part of your soul? After all, the grass is greener on the other side of the fence for a reason.

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