Third Area - Consider the practicalities of relocating to your ideal country and finding somewhere to live. If you're moving abroad to live overseas for a long period how easy and affordable is it to find rental accommodation? Will you rent furnished or unfurnished - which is more common? Either way will you need to buy furniture or place your furniture in storage - think about the extra costs associated with setting up your accommodation? If you're relocating for good you may want to one day buy a house of your own - if so, are foreign residents allowed to buy freehold property in the country you've chosen? What are house prices like, how easy is it to secure finance to purchase? If you're moving a long way away how will you ship your personal belongings with you? How much will it cost? Would it be cheaper to sell off your possessions and buy what you need in your new home?