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7 Places That Will Actually Pay You To Move There Right Now

Would you be prepared to move abroad for money? An increasing number of towns and cities are actually offering to pay people to move there and you could get over $10,000 to pack your bags!

From quaint villages in southern Italy to bustling American cities, these places are offering everything from financial incentives and baby bonuses to free bikes and museum passes.

Here's what you need to know:

Arkansas, USA

Why You Need To Move There: Arkansas is offering American citizens and anybody else who can legally work in the U.S. a sizable $10,000 USD to relocate there.

The region promises "unlimited hiking along with some of the best barbeque you'll ever eat," and says movers would not regret their decision.

If that wasn't enough, incentive recipients are also be gifted a street or mountain bicycle, or an annual membership pass to "one of our world-class arts and cultural institutions." Pretty cool, eh?


Tulsa, USA

Why You Need To Move There: Oklahoma is calling! The north-eastern region of Tulsa is offering $10,000 USD cash to remote employees who are able to work in the U.S., with the aim of "bringing diverse, bright and driven individuals to the city."

According to those who live there, it's a supportive community and there's plenty of affordable housing.

Applicants must already have full-time remote employment or be self-employed outside of Oklahoma, in addition to being at least 18 years old.


Topeka, USA

Why You Need To Move There: Topeka, the capital city of Kansas, is looking for qualifying self-employed individuals to move there permanently ASAP.

There are all sorts of incentives up for grabs, including up to $5,000 USD to rent a property in the first year and up to $10,000 USD to buy a property there.

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches also promises to give $1,000 USD to those who relocate into one of their three Topeka sandwich delivery zones. Yum!


Calabria, Italy

Why You Need To Move There: If you've ever dreamed of living in Europe, this one's for you. Villages in the stunning southern region of Calabria will soon be looking for new residents and they're willing to pay up to €28,000 (about $41,000) over the course of three years.

The intention is to draw a new population into these small Italian villages, which have been losing permanent residents in recent years.

It's open to people aged 40 and younger and, according to Forbes, you must be prepared to move within 90 days of being accepted. New residents are also required to kickstart a new business in the region or take up a specific profession wanted in the town.


Albinen, Switzerland

Why You Need To Go There: Fancy living in a hillside Swiss village in the Alps? This incredible spot has its very own ski community and is located just a few hours from the Italian border.

The region is offering impressive incentives to eligible individuals from Switzerland and beyond, provided they want to build a home there or live in the village for at least 10 years.

Qualifying individuals can get up to 25,000 CHf (over $34,000), while couples can get double that.

You may need a local to help with your application though, as a lot of the fine print is in German.



Why You Need To Move There: If the spectacular scenery, wildlife and northern lights viewing opportunities weren't enough to entice you to Alaska, perhaps a little money will?

Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend was established in 1976 and is a way of sharing the state's oil profits with local residents.

If you relocate for a full dividend year (or longer) and are eligible for the grant, you could take home up to $1,600 USD for every year you're there. Oh — and the whole state is tax-free, too!


Santa Fiora, Italy

Why You Need To Move There: The charming Italian village of Santa Fiora, located on a hilltop in Tuscany, is apparently surrounded by chestnut forests and waterfalls.

According to Forbes and CNN, this spot is welcoming foreigners with open arms and is ready to offer some impressive incentives to attract residents of other countries.

If you want to relocate short-term, the region will cover up to 50% of your rental costs, as long as you're employed (although it doesn't matter what your career is).

If you decide to start an eligible business in the village, Santa Fiora will pay up to €30,000 (around $44,000). You can even get a baby bonus of up to €1,500 (around $2,200) for each newborn child you have!