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If you are thinking of moving to an Anglo-Saxon country, you have probably wondered whether it is better to live in the United States or in the United Kingdom. In this article, we will answer that question in a simple and unbiased manner.

As a Latin American immigrant, it can be difficult to decide between living in the United States or the United Kingdom. However, it is likely that due to the geographical proximity, the country of the stars and stripes may be your first choice.

In any case, several aspects will have to be reviewed in depth.

Living in the United States or in the United Kingdom?

Both nations have their pros and cons. So let’s look at characteristics such as cost of living, quality of services, access to health care, quality of education and ease of cultural adaptation.

Cost of living

According to Expatistan, the cost of living in the United States is typically 12% higher than in the United Kingdom. In addition, the cost of food is 39% higher in the United States than in the United Kingdom 1. However, it is important to keep in mind that the cost of living varies by city and region.

Quality of services

In terms of quality of services, the United Kingdom has a national health system (NHS) that provides free medical care to all residents of the United Kingdom.

On the other hand, the United States does not have a national health care system and does not have universal health insurance coverage. According to a Commonwealth Fund report, the United States ranks last in health care access, equity and outcomes among high-income countries.

Access to health care

Access to medical care is easier in the United Kingdom due to the national health care system, which is free of charge for nationals and foreigners. In the United States, on the other hand, it is an unwritten law that every person must have health insurance, since health is private.

Quality of education

In terms of the quality of education, according to data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), U.S. students scored an average of 488 points in reading, mathematics and science.

This is higher than the OECD average of 486 points. The British education system is based on new innovative methodologies that seek learning based on experience and the application of acquired knowledge in daily life.

The schools usually work with annual and individual objectives that are included in the National Curriculum.

Ease of cultural adaptation

The ease of cultural adaptation depends on the individual and his or her personal experience. However, both countries have a great cultural diversity and a large number of immigrants.

In general, the United States is considered more welcoming to foreigners because of its history as a nation founded by immigrants.

The United Kingdom also has a long history as a destination for immigrants and has been home to many ethnic communities for decades.

Salaries in the United States and the United Kingdom

As for salaries, the answer depends on the profession and geographic location. Skilled jobs in England pay better than in the United States. For example, a programmer in London can earn up to £8,000 per month.

However, technical and lower-skilled jobs tend to be better paid in the United States than in England.

It is important to keep in mind that the cost of living varies by city and lifestyle. If you are considering emigrating to one of these countries, you will want to do more research on job opportunities and living costs in the specific cities you are interested in.

In short, both countries have their pros and cons. The United Kingdom has a free national health care system and good quality education. On the other hand, the United States has a larger economy and a history as a nation founded by immigrants. The final choice will depend on the individual and his or her personal needs.

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