Administrative Procedures for Moving to the United States

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Moving to the United States

This post follows our recent publication on Visas and Administrative Procedures for Moving to the United States. As promised, in this post, we will be covering: 

– Bringing your pet;

– Cost of Living;

– Living in the USA;

I- Getting 5 free quotes for moving to the USA.

Bringing your pet to the USA

Moving to the United States

If you wish to bring your dog or cat with you to the USA, you will need to present their up-to-date vaccination records. You can request this directly from the vet.

Rabies vaccination must be done no more than 1 month before arrival and must not be older than 1 year.

Since a puppy cannot be vaccinated against rabies before 4 months, a younger puppy will not be allowed to be imported.

Cost of living

Prices in the United States are generally lower than in Europe: food products, gasoline, public transportation… but the costs related to health and education are, on the contrary, significant. It is also essential to know that the prices displayed in stores do not include taxes which are 6% on average. So don’t be surprised if the price at the cash register is not the same as on the label. In restaurants and bars, it is customary to give a tip of 15% to 20% to waiters, their fixed salary being generally modest…


Cappuccino price

Price of 1L of milk

Price of twelve eggs

Rent for a 3 bedroom apartment

Los Angeles $ 4,65 $ 1,22 $ 3,66 $4,595.00
New York $ 3,78 $ 1,21 $ 3,92 $5,874.00

Finding a place to live in the United States

Moving to the United States

Moving to the United States also means finding a place to live. Housing prices are affordable, except in large cities like New York. In February 2021, the average monthly rent for an apartment in the United States was 1,124 U.S. dollars.

Additional information about moving to the United States

– Healthcare: Healthcare in the United States is among the most expensive in the world. In 2020, U.S. healthcare spending reached $4.1 trillion, averaging over $12,500 per person.

– Education: Moving to the United States as a family requires enrolling your children in school.

– Living in the United States: American culture has long influenced the rest of the world with its language, Hollywood movies, fast food, clothing brands… However, each state has its customs, and you don’t eat the same thing in California or Texas, for example. Some southern states like Florida are also significantly influenced by the Hispanic culture of the bordering countries (Mexico, Cuba…)

– Working in the United States: The United States has a dynamic job market with a low unemployment rate, 5.5% in 2015.

Get 5 free quotes for moving to the United States.

So, decided to move to the United States of America? All you have to do is find an international mover. Follow this guide: Moving Estimate: Request 5 Free Quotes!

Read more:

– Tips on Preparing for Your Move to the United States;

– Moving Tips That’ll Save Your Life (Part 1);

– Moving to the United States for Work;

– How to Move With a Dog or Cat;

– Administrative Procedures for Moving;

– How to Start Packing Before You Move;

– How to Avoid Moving Scams?

Hope this post helps you move to the United States of America. Let me tell you that you are one of those lucky people on earth if you are going to the states! Congratulations to you for a bigger life! Please remember to share your experience in the comments below.


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