Most popular countries to migrate to around the world.

It’s something that crosses almost everyone’s mind at one point or another, what would it be like to pack up and start a new life abroad.

As an international removals expert, we’ve helped countless people relocate overseas, whether they’re starting a new dream life or relocating for work, we’ve moved people to almost every country in the world. This got us thinking. 

We wanted to find out the most popular destinations people research moving to, here in the UK, but also in other countries, to see if different places and cultures look for different things when planning a move abroad. We analysed the number of average monthly online searches made across the world for ‘Moving to Country’ search terms.

Infographic showing the most popular moving to searchs by country in the world 2020

Top 15 countries around the world.

Below we have broken down the average search volumes on a country by country basis looking at the top 15 moving to destinations in each country. 

UK

  1. Moving To Australia – 5400
  2. Moving To Canada – 5400
  3. Moving To Spain – 1900
  4. Moving To France – 1000
  5. Moving To Ireland – 720
  6. Moving To Japan – 590
  7. Moving To Norway – 590
  8. Moving To Sweden – 590
  9. Moving To Germany – 480
  10. Moving To Portugal – 480
  11. Moving To Switzerland – 480
  12. Moving To Denmark – 390
  13. Moving To Italy – 390
  14. Moving To Netherlands – 390
  15. Moving To Singapore – 390

USA

  1. Moving To Canada – 22200
  2. Moving To Spain – 6600
  3. Moving To Australia – 4400
  4. Moving To Japan – 3600
  5. Moving To Ireland – 2400
  6. Moving To Norway – 1600
  7. Moving To Sweden – 1600
  8. Moving To Switzerland – 1600
  9. Moving To Italy – 1600
  10. Moving To France – 1300
  11. Moving To Germany – 1300
  12. Moving To Portugal – 1300
  13. Moving To Mexico – 1300
  14. Moving To Denmark – 1000
  15. Moving To Finland – 1000 

Canada

  1. Moving To Canada – 1900
  2. Moving To Australia – 390
  3. Moving To France – 390
  4. Moving To Japan – 260
  5. Moving To Spain – 170
  6. Moving To Italy – 170
  7. Moving To Norway – 140
  8. Moving To Sweden – 140
  9. Moving To Switzerland – 140
  10. Moving To Ireland – 110
  11. Moving To Germany – 110
  12. Moving To Mexico – 110
  13. Moving To Malaysia – 90
  14. Moving To Portugal – 70
  15. Moving To Greece – 70

France

  1. Moving To France – 210
  2. Moving To Sweden – 90
  3. Moving To Malaysia – 90
  4. Moving To Australia – 70
  5. Moving To Portugal – 70
  6. Moving To Greece – 70
  7. Moving To Poland – 70
  8. Moving To Belgium – 70
  9. Moving To Ireland – 50
  10. Moving To Mexico – 50
  11. Moving To Netherlands – 50
  12. Moving To Singapore – 50
  13. Moving To Germany – 40
  14. Moving To Morocco – 40
  15. Moving To Denmark – 30

Australia

  1. Moving To Australia – 720
  2. Moving To Canada – 720
  3. Moving To Japan – 210
  4. Moving To Singapore – 140
  5. Moving To Sweden – 110
  6. Moving To Italy – 110
  7. Moving To Malaysia – 90
  8. Moving To Portugal – 70
  9. Moving To Greece – 70
  10. Moving To Poland – 70
  11. Moving To Belgium – 70
  12. Moving To Bahrain – 70
  13. Moving To France – 50
  14. Moving To Ireland – 50
  15. Moving To Mexico – 50

 

South Africa

  1. Moving To Canada – 5400
  2. Moving To Australia – 5400
  3. Moving To Ireland – 720
  4. Moving To Sweden – 590
  5. Moving To Malaysia – 90
  6. Moving To Portugal – 480
  7. Moving To Greece – 320
  8. Moving To Poland – 110
  9. Moving To Belgium – 70
  10. Moving To Singapore – 390
  11. Moving To France – 1000
  12. Moving To Mexico – 50
  13. Moving To Netherlands – 390
  14. Moving To Germany – 480
  15. Moving To Denmark – 390

India

  1. Moving To Canada – 1300
  2. Moving To Australia – 210
  3. Moving To Singapore – 140
  4. Moving To Sweden – 90
  5. Moving To Malaysia – 90
  6. Moving To Germany – 90
  7. Moving To Portugal – 70
  8. Moving To Greece – 70
  9. Moving To Poland – 70
  10. Moving To Belgium – 70
  11. Moving To Bahrain – 70
  12. Moving To Ireland – 50
  13. Moving To France – 50
  14. Moving To Mexico – 50
  15. Moving To Netherlands – 50

New Zealand

  1. Moving To Australia – 480
  2. Moving To Canada – 170
  3. Moving To Sweden – 90
  4. Moving To Malaysia – 90
  5. Moving To Portugal – 70
  6. Moving To Greece – 70
  7. Moving To Poland – 70
  8. Moving To Belgium – 70
  9. Moving To Singapore – 50
  10. Moving To Ireland – 50
  11. Moving To France – 50
  12. Moving To Mexico – 50
  13. Moving To Netherlands – 50
  14. Moving To Germany – 40
  15. Moving To Denmark – 30

Ireland

  1. Moving To Canada – 590
  2. Moving To Australia – 480
  3. Moving To Ireland – 260
  4. Moving To Spain – 110
  5. Moving To Sweden – 90
  6. Moving To Malaysia – 90
  7. Moving To Portugal – 70
  8. Moving To Greece – 70
  9. Moving To Poland – 70
  10. Moving To Belgium – 70
  11. Moving To Bahrain – 70
  12. Moving To Singapore – 50
  13. Moving To France – 50
  14. Moving To Mexico – 50
  15. Moving To Netherlands – 50

Sweden

  1. Moving To Sweden – 880
  2. Moving To Canada – 260
  3. Moving To Australia – 110
  4. Moving To Malaysia – 90
  5. Moving To Portugal – 70
  6. Moving To Greece – 70
  7. Moving To Poland – 70
  8. Moving To Belgium – 70
  9. Moving To Bahrain – 70
  10. Moving To Ireland – 50
  11. Moving To Singapore – 50
  12. Moving To France – 50
  13. Moving To Mexico – 50
  14. Moving To Netherlands – 50
  15. Moving To Germany – 40

Interesting findings 

The research has thrown up some really interesting findings. Canada is the most popular country in 5 out of the 10 countries we researched, including in Canada itself. Other countries where the most popular country is the country in which the search is taking place include; 

France, Australia and Sweden.

Methodology 

We analysed the average monthly Google search volumes in the UK and around the world for the search terms ‘Moving to…’ followed by the 50 most popular countries to emigrate to.