The friendliest cities in the world

If you are looking for a lifestyle change then an international move is a great way of bringing an exciting culture, fresh surroundings and a new social scene into your life. A recent survey by Big 7 Travel revealed the friendliest cities in the world. If you are considering moving but aren’t sure of where to go, here are a few of the best locations on the list.

Vancouver, Canada

If you are thinking of moving to a new place, Canada has a lot to offer. People in Vancouver are extremely friendly and you can find all kinds of nationalities living in your area, plus there is a huge selection of high quality neighbourhoods. If you fear the cold, don’t worry, Vancouver has the best climate in the country and the cherry blossoms in the spring are a wonderful thing to see. If you are out-going you will find a lot to do here. The city takes its art very seriously, the sunsets at English Bay are astonishing, you can find amazing sea life at the Aquarium or you can enjoy the Playland Amusement Park.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is home to a variety of cultures and it’s a perfect destination for expats. There is a large market for oil and gas companies, so petrol is usually cheaper compared to other Western countries. Due to the warm and humid weather a lot of locally grown fruits and vegetables are also very cheap. Healthcare is high quality and the costs are very low.

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is a very popular expat destination in Belgium. There is a great balance between Belgium’s historic past and the modern atmosphere in this city. Despite being a tourist attraction, Bruges has successfully maintained a friendly, small town feel, which is great for every age. The Market Square and Burg neighbourhoods hold the most attractions, where the town hall and various museums can be found. If you move just a little outside of Bruges you will find open green spaces and historic castles.

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a beautiful, thriving city with rich history. If you are looking for housing here, make sure to do a lot of research before moving. With a fast-growing economy and a lot of job offers it’s no surprise that property prices in Dublin are also getting higher, but there are many benefits of living here. The city is very friendly during the day, while being vibrant and fun at night, with a lot of shops, museums and pubs for everyone. We recommend you think about what kind of lifestyle you want to lead and choose a neighbourhood according to that. There are a lot of various perks that come with living in Dublin, including cultural diversity so you will feel right at home as an expat!

Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand is becoming an extremely popular expat destination with Christchurch being its friendliest city! People here are obsessed with coffee and will go to great lengths to get their daily caffeine fix, so if you are fond of the flavoured black beverage, you can’t go wrong with New Zealand. The town is also known for its impressive street art with huge, beautiful new murals popping up all the time. Christchurch is a very vibrant city, but you’re never far from nature, especially if you don’t live in the centre. You will be surrounded by the hills, the ocean, lakes, rivers and you can enjoy stunning sunsets here.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

If you are thinking of moving to the US and you want an affordable place with great job opportunities, look no further. The cost of living here is 2% lower than the national average, with a 3% unemployment rate. Nashville has a lot of diverse neighbourhoods, with unique architecture and plenty of things to do and you will be able to discover the magic of Music City! The musical history and culture here is unbelievable, and it’s not all country – Nashville is the songwriting capital of the world! Besides amazing music festivals you can also find a lot of other attractions here, like the trolley sightseeing tour, the Adventure Science Centre or the Nashville Zoo.


If you want more information about various cities around the world, make sure to check out our destination guides! For easy online moving quotes fill out our form on the website! Crown Relocations is here to help you move your world!