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sick of this country, what countries provide a better life for people that live there

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redbobblehat Sat 02-Feb-13 13:55:21

i'm sick of all these cuts backs, and lies from the goverment

so sick of it i'm actually thinking for the first time, i might perher to bugger off and live elsewhere

dh thinks dubai would be a good bet, but i think as a married woman, it's wouldnt be my first choice

so where would be a good bet

dreamingbohemian Tue 05-Feb-13 09:50:51

stubborn I know, it sounds faintly erotic doesn't it??? Ah the French grin

PM me if you decide to go ahead with it, although they have massively streamlined the process it's still a lot of paperwork, although now you can do everything online instead of traipsing around various offices

cory Tue 05-Feb-13 18:33:41

Just checked out international suicide rates and they make rather interesting reading.

According to WHO information the top countries of the world for suicide are South Korea, Lithuania, Guayana, Kazakhstan, Belarus, China, Japan, Hungary, Latvia, Sri Lanka, Russia and the Ukraine. A lot of the highest rates are found in the former Eastern bloc.

The only Scandinavian country that makes it into the top 30 is Finland (as no 19); Norway and Denmark are no 35 and 36 respectively.

The UK is no 38, a good deal lower than France (24), not to mention Belgium (16).

Sweden is way down the list as no 91.

There are other disadvantages to living in Sweden: they take their shoes off and eat pickled fish and you will have to spend endless hours admiring their DIY. But they don't really commit suicide much.

honeytea Tue 05-Feb-13 19:19:48

The problem in Sweden is that when people commit suicide (in Stockholm at least) they seem to choose to do it at rush hour by throwing themself on the train tracks. The public transport system then fails and the trains start going to random places. It feels like there is a high suicide rate even though it is maybe only 2-3 times a year that it happens.

E320 Tue 05-Feb-13 19:30:51

Have lived in Germany for 25 years & feel very at home. Great weather and lifestyle, food has improved immeasurably over time, wonderful, local ingredients etc. etc.
Just spent 18 months in Zurich for work. Dreadful. Police state.
BUT wherever you live, it is what YOU make of it, not what it "offers".
Persoally, if I had to relocate it would be to Luxembourg or Alsace.

stubbornstains Tue 05-Feb-13 19:47:44

You might get a message in about 5 years dreaming, when you've forgotten all about this convo!

Sadly, I think I have to start making a good profit here first, certainly enough to be able to buy a camper van for some big investigative forays....and then try and build up contacts in France whilst remaining here for a bit.

And then persuade DS, who would be 8 by then hmm...

And I've just got a new boyfriend, who has never even been to France...

God, 20 years ago, I'd have just gone. (Mind you, I did. But then I came back...)

specialknickers Tue 05-Feb-13 21:01:06

The Netherlands is amazing. Weather's just as rubbish as ours, but here's what you get: cycle lanes, good looking people, a great work/life balance, top quality private health care (financed, for the poor, by the state, genius idea), fair taxation, great social responsibility, everyone speaks English, less loutishness, more fun. I've lived in seven different countries and it was by far the most civilised. Plus - tis only 50 minutes back to the Uk when you're feeling home sick and best of all, you can still get all the bbc tv channels.

I literally miss it every day.

BadLad Thu 07-Feb-13 00:37:19

The problem in Sweden is that when people commit suicide (in Stockholm at least) they seem to choose to do it at rush hour by throwing themself on the train tracks.

Same for Japan

grovel Thu 07-Feb-13 10:54:07

The big downside to Sweden is that they use much dill in their cooking. Uuuuurgh!

comingintomyown Thu 07-Feb-13 11:13:51

OP YABU and childish , I completely agree with Cloudsandtrees post some way back.

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