Let’s face it: you probably want an escape plan if Donald Trump is elected president. We’ve told you how to move to Ireland and Canada if the cruel hand of fate tips the scales in Trump’s favor. Now, we’ve got 10 more fantastic options for you.
LinkedIn compiled a list of the most popular cities where Americans are currently working abroad. These cities attract the most American talent, meaning you’d be surrounded by a vibrant expat community in any of these locales. LinkedIn also analyzed how many open jobs each city boasts, so you need not worry about finding work.
If you’re an educator, get excited! Teaching is the number one job for Americans working abroad. But if education isn’t your calling, never fear: there are also many options abroad for consultants, sales managers and marketing specialists.
Here are 10 amazing cities where you can work abroad if Donald Trump is elected president.
1. London, United Kingdom
London boasts over 80,000 open jobs and a large expat community, according to LinkedIn. The city is rich in history, with stunning architecture and plenty of urban green space. But the Brexit drama that played out earlier this year highlights a virulent strain of xenophobia still present in Britain. If you’re against Trump’s walls, be wary of the U.K.’s self-imposed exile from the EU.
2. Sydney, Australia
Sydney has less job openings than London, with only 15,000 spots available. On the bright side, Sydney has an infinitely better climate than rainy London. Australia boasts koalas, kangaroos and is the birthplace of the Hemsworth brothers. However, the country is home to some epic creepy-crawlies. Arachnophobes need not apply.
3. Toronto, Canada
Sure, you’ve threatened to move to Canada if Donald Trump is elected president. But do you know how to actually do it? First, you have to get a job. Scan through Toronto’s 25,000 job openings to find the position that’s perfect for you. And when you get there, you can ogle political dreamboat Justin Trudeau while your American friends cower in fear from Trump’s hair.
4. Paris, France
The City of Light has over 45,000 job openings for you to choose from. Paris is full of history, culture and macarons ― three requirements for any truly great city. Unfortunately, recent terror attacks in France have left the country on high alert and the atmosphere more tense than in years past.
5. Shanghai, China
It might seem ironic to leave behind America’s democracy for China’s communist state, but Shanghai’s business center is a major pull for corporate executives. LinkedIn reports that Shanghai has over 15,000 job openings.
6. Madrid, Spain
Dropping everything and moving to Spain is never a bad idea. Between the food, jaw-dropping architecture and museums, you’ll never find yourself short of things to do in Madrid. Trade in American football for futbol in the home of Real Madrid. Madrid has just over 10,000 jobs to offer.
7. Tokyo, Japan
8. Beijing, China
Beijing is a great place to move for Americans who want to live in a large economic hub, while also perfecting their Mandarin. Beijing has a notorious smog problem, but recent reports indicate that China is making significant strides in its war on pollution. Beijing has over 15,000 job openings.
9. Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is already planning on creating incentives for U.S. businesses to move down under if Trump wins the White House. The city is one of the most livable in the world, and offers an abundance of great coffee. LinkedIn reports that Melbourne has just over 5,000 job openings.
10. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Break out your bike in Amsterdam, a city that’s essentially real-world Disneyland. The flowers are spectacular, the canals are picturesque and marijuana is legal for adults over 18. If that’s not really your style, stroll through Amsterdam’s stunning historical inner city and visit world-class museums like the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam has 15,000 job openings to offer.