Deciding where to move next is a huge decision and one that's likely to have an impact upon all areas of your life. There are economic, geographic and cultural factors that must be considered, so we've created this handy quiz to help you find out where you should next call home.
There's more to Australia than the outback and if there's one place that proves it, it's Melbourne. A musical metropolis, the city has plenty of record stores and even its own dance craze (The Melbourne Shuffle). It's also home to some of the world's best street art, picturesque beaches and, of course, long, hot summers.
Shiny, glamorous and new, Dubai is a city full of superlatives. It boasts the tallest building in the world, a man-made archipelago of islands and a seven star hotel and the local markets or souks sell everything from fragrant spices to extravagant jewellery. If you prefer the finer things in life, including gorgeous beaches and even indoor skiing, then Dubai is the place for you.
Situated on an island more than 2,000 miles from the mainland, Honolulu is the United States but not as you know it. Climbing to the top of the Diamond Head crater offers spectacular views of the city and the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Perfect for lovers of water sports and the great outdoors.
Brazil's best known city combines golden sands, tropical rainforests and a thriving urban metropolis all into one glorious experience. Rio de Janeiro also boasts one of the world's most famous statues, the 130 feet tall Christ the Redeemer, and one of the best known beaches: Copacabana, where cocktails and freshly caught fish are waiting for you.
Just over one hundred miles away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, Essaouira provides a taste of Morocco's calmer side. The windswept coast is home to fisherman, surfers and sunbathers and provides no shortage of luxurious dining options. The city also has a rich musical history (both Cat Stevens and Jimi Hendrix have visited) which continues through its annual Gnaoua festival.
Situated on India's western coast, Goa has a rich cultural history mixing native influences with those from Europe ' owing to 400 years under Portuguese rule. It also boast miles upon miles of beaches and plenty of yoga retreats, so if you want to get in touch with your spiritual side or just spend some time relaxing, Goa could be the perfect home.
Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling place and there's no escaping this vibrancy whether you're scoffing down street food or indulging in some late night karaoke - a national pastime. There-s also plenty of reverence for Vietnam's, at times, violent history with the War Remnants Museum providing a number of fascinating exhibits.
Bangkok is well-known for its fantastic nightlife and it's easy to see why. Along Khao San Road alone there is a wide range of clubs, cocktail bars and street vendors selling exotic snacks. Bangkok isn't just for rowdy tourists, however. If you like to indulge in culture as well as clubbing, Bangkok's ancient Buddhist temples are a major draw.
As one of the largest cities in the world, 'sprawling' doesn't come close to explaining the enormity of Mexico City. It's a city slightly on the quirky side, holding some bizarre world records like the most people kissing simultaneously, but it's also full of fantastic restaurants and bars. If you don't mind sharing a city with more than 20 million others, Mexico City is for you.
More than 2000 years old, Hanoi is rich in ancient Vietnamese tradition, with the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and the Perfume Pagoda being just two examples. Hanoi is also a bustling, at times chaotic, urban area, home to Michelin-starred restaurants, high-end malls and swarms of motorbikes, ensuring that the City of the Soaring Dragon has plenty of everyday charm.
Capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, Kyoto still has plenty to offer despite being usurped by Tokyo. Located in the mountainous region of the Tamba highlands, there is natural beauty alongside modern Japanese culture including neon convenience stores and pachinko parlours. The excellent quality, locally-sourced produce is also sure to delight foodies.
A short distance from the Canadian mainland, Greater Victoria is located on Vancouver Island and offers its inhabitants some stunning natural scenery. The Elk/Beaver Regional Park is home to many species of wildlife and nearby peaks like Mount Rosseau offer something for more adventurous city dwellers.
Bergen may be one of the rainiest cities in the world, but that can't dampen the mood in one of Scandinavia's most picturesque locations, with stunning views of the city centre and fjord available from the top of nearby Mount FlØyen. If you like rugged scenery then Bergen has more than enough, earning its nickname as the city of the Seven Mountains.
If you simply can't choose between hills, mountains or lakes, then the Swiss city of Lucerne lets you have all three. Located on Lake Lucerne, with the Alpine mountains of Mount Pilatus and Rigi visible in the South and rolling hills in the north, it's easy to why Lucerne is regarded as a nature-lover's dream.
Containing Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, as well as the country's deepest and longest lakes, Wastwater and Windermere respectively, the Lake District packs in a lot of natural beauty into a relatively small space. Its peaceful scenery has inspired the likes of William Wordsworth and many other writers and could yet be your ideal home.
One of Austria's most picturesque villages, located between the Hallstàtter See and the Dachstein mountains, Hallstatt is a quiet place with just under a 1,000 inhabitants. It has an ancient history linked to the local salt mine (now home to the mummy of a prehistoric miner), so Hallstatt is ideal if your perfect home needs to have tranquillity and character.
New Zealand's smallest national park, Abel Tasman squeezes a lot of relaxation and adventure within its boundaries. Native wildlife is everywhere, including penguins and seals, and thrill seekers can try mountain biking, caving or kayaking. Abel Tasman National Park is not only a beautiful place to call home, but one that offers plenty to do all year round.
Known as the City of Music, Vienna may be the number one destination for fans of high culture. Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms have all worked there and the city is today home to a number of opera houses, theatres and museums. The fantastic architecture displayed by the Hofburg and Schönbrunn royal palaces are also not to be missed.
Youthful and vibrant, Berlin has shaken off its war-torn past to become Germany's bastion of counterculture. There's street art aplenty, including famous stretches of the Berlin Wall, and bars that seemingly never close. If you need somewhere that has a rich history but is uncompromisingly modern, Berlin makes the perfect home.
Known as 'the city of love' it's hard to escape the romance of France's capital city. Whether its iconic sites like the Eiffel Tower or its world famous restaurant scene, it's hard not to fall in love here. If you adore cuisine and culture in equal measure then Paris could be perfect for your next move.
Often referred to as the 'Venice of the North,' Stockholm is a capital city that exudes natural beauty. Situated across 14 islands, the city also displays Sweden's traditional minimalist design in abundance and has a thriving contemporary art scene. If you want to live in a green, modern and stylish city, and don't mind long winters, Stockholm has everything you need.
Salzburg is famed for its art and culture, so be sure to visit the birthplace of Mozart and at least one of its 4,000 annual cultural events. Salzburg's most famous landmark is the 11th century Hohensalzburg Fortress, but there are more modern delights too, such as great shops in Getreidegasse. If you like the old and the new, Salzburg manages to combine both.
Situated on the tip of the African continent, Cape Town is a multicultural metropolis home to just under half a million people. If you want to experience the thrill of diving into shark-infested waters, taste some authentic Cape Malay cuisine or simply dance the night away in one of Long Street's many bars, then Cape Town has all this and more.
The Greek island of Rhodes is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, but it also has plenty to offer permanent residents. A hot, Mediterranean climate coupled with beautiful beaches makes it a relaxing place to call home. While the island's long history, dating back to the 16th century BC, is fascinating and varied.
Hot summers and mild winters make Majorca the perfect home for anyone who prefers their weather on the sunny side. It's also a lively place full of tapas bars, cafés and shops that mix the traditional and trendy. The capital city of Palma, with its huge Gothic cathedral visible from the sea, is a sight not to be missed.
Porto is most famous for port wine, but there's more to Portugal's second city than alcohol. The old town has buildings dating from the Middles Ages, while the Bolháo market offers more modern, vibrant sights. If you like the idea of spending your evening sampling fresh seafood in front of panoramic ocean views, then Porto is the place to be.
Greek goddess of love Aphrodite is said to have been born on the outskirts of Paphos and there is certainly plenty to love here. There are ancient monuments like the 2nd century Odeon and stunning natural scenery like the Adonis Baths. A scorching Mediterranean climate and more than 50km of coastline makes Paphos is a beach lover's paradise.
As an island just 68 kilometres across, Hvar is not short of beautiful beaches and the nearby Pakleni Islands also offer a number of naturist hotpots, if that's your thing. Hvar Town has plenty of character, with its traffic-free streets and surrounding 13th century walls, so if you'd prefer a smaller home town, next to crystal clear waters, then Hvar is for you.
Sicily's main city Palermo is a cultural melting pot, mixing the old and the new and displaying a range of architectural styles, each one representing the many invaders that have passed through. When you've had enough of Palermo's busy streets, however, its nearby beaches including Mondello, Aspra and Cefalu offer the perfect respite.
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