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Four reasons to avoid moving to France

According to a popular British real estate comparison website, online searches for a move to the French capital jumped 1,416%, with a spike in requests the day after the release of the new season of Emily in Paris on Netflix. Here's why you should factor in the reality of living in France rather than be swept away by the romance of a Parisian residence.

French bureaucracy is notoriously fussy, and you will feel the excessive red tape slowly strangling you.

Paperwork overload

France is a high-tax country with a 20% VAT (Value Added Tax) applied to all sales plus income tax up to 45% for high earners.

$12 Billion Increase

While most of Europe speaks English, your average French citizen either genuinely doesn't, or gives a convincing impersonation of someone who doesn't.

Parlez-vous français?

If you do ignore our advice and move to France, you will soon see how frequent strike action can bring the country to a standstill.

Heavy industrial action

Cyprus, Malta, and Portugal are all better low-tax options in Europe.

Consider your alternatives

At Nomad Capitalist, we're here to serve you and can help you find a more suitable country for your needs than France.

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