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South Africa amongst top 10 places for Brits to relocate to

A recent relocation index has pinpointed the top countries that UK citizens want to relocate to – and South Africa is on the list…

08-07-24 14:57
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South Africa a favourite relocation destination

A new relocation analysis has revealed the favourite or most popular countries the world wants to relocate to. The study, which was done by 1st Move International, a UK-based relocation company, has also shown the countries that are popular with Britons and surprise, surpise: South Africa was in the top 10.

According to the study, which used internal data to reveal the countries UK residents moved to the most between 2022 and 2024, the USA took the top spot, with Australia in second place and United Arab Emirates in third.

South Africa featured at number seven on the list, just after Cyprus and before Singapore.

Check out the Top 10 below:

  1. United States of America
  2. Australia
  3. United Arab Emirates
  4. Canada
  5. New Zealand
  6. Cyprus
  7. South Africa
  8. Singapore
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. Cayman Islands


The data also found that Canada was the most popular country that people searched for regarding relocation, with an impressive 1.5 million hits. Closely following was Australia in second place with over 1.3 million relocation searches and New Zealand in the third spot with over 1.1 million searches.

Canada was also the most popular country to relocate to for 74 countries, with India, Nigeria, and South Africa having searched for a relocation to Canada the most, with 170 000, 39 000, and 30 000 searches, respectively.

The data found that the land-down-under was the second-most popular for 20 countries in total, with the top three countries searching for relocation to Australia being the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Ireland. The UK alone searched to relocate to Australia over 400 000 times, the second-highest total searches for an individual country.

Third-most popular was Spain, with 17 countries in total searching to relocate there. Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany longed the most to move to Spain, searching 20 000, 19 800, and 18 900 times, respectively.