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Top 10 Immigration Countries in the World … [UPDATED]

Do you have any idea about the countries that are preferred by immigrants? Leaving your home country to live in another country and among new people is not easy at all. You have to think well before making such a decision because there are many new things that you are going to face and a new life that you will live which requires patience until you get used to all of this and adapt yourself to the new life that you are going to live. There are many factors that force us to leave our home country looking for another country to enjoy a new life such as high unemployment rate, bad economic conditions, lack of safety, oppression, poverty, bad education, absence of health care and more factors that affect your life in your home country and contribute to making the decision of leaving your home country searching for a new and better one. Most of the countries to which we immigrate have many features that can be rarely found in the countries in which we currently live such as high standard of living, high salaries, excellent health care, perfect education, clean environment, high quality of life, amenities, joining family and other features that attract us to such countries. Do you want to discover more about the most popular countries for immigration? Here is a quick glance at the top 10 immigration countries in the world.

10. Spain – 6.5 million

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Spain is the 5th largest country in Europe and Spanish is the 2nd most spoken first language in the world. The total population in Spain is estimated to be 46.7 million people and the GDP (PPP) per capita is $30,637. The number of immigrants in Spain is 6.5 million which represents 13.8 % of national population and 2.8% of the total number of immigrants in the world. The country is preferred by Hispanic people for the linguistic and cultural links, African immigrants who can illegally enter Spain by sea, students and is also a popular retirement destination for its breathtaking beaches, warm weather and geographical location.

9. Australia – 6.5 million

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It has a total population of about 23.6 million people and the GDP (PPP) per capita in it is $44,346. The number of immigrants in Australia is estimated to be about 6.5 million which represents 27.7% of the national population and 2.8% of the total number of immigrants in the world. The main reason behind ranking Australia as one of the most popular destinations for immigrants is the quality of life that it offers to its citizens. Australia is ranked as the 1st country in the world in terms of offering the best quality of life and the government welcomes those immigrants who are highly skilled.

8. Canada – 7.3 million

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Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world by total area. It has a total population of about 35.5 million people and the GDP (PPP) per capita in it is high as it reaches $44,656. The number of immigrants in Canada is approximately 7.3 million which represents 20.7% of the national population and 3.1% of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigration to Canada is caused by the high income, excellent education and the high quality of life that you can enjoy there. The Canadian government is also responsible for increasing immigration for family reunification.

7. France – 7.4 million

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Who does not like to live in this romantic country? France is the largest country in Western Europe. Its total population is estimated to be approximately 66.6 million people and the GDP (PPP) per capita in it is about $36,537. The number of immigrants in France is about 7.4 million which represents 11.6% of the national population and 3.2% of the total number of immigrants in the world. There are many factors that are responsible for attracting immigrants to France including the excellent health care, impressive education, high standard of living and allowing the EU nationals to freely move to the country.

6. United Kingdom – 7.8 million

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It is the 11th largest country in Europe. It has a total population of about 64.1 million people and the GDP (PPP) per capita in it is approximately $38,711. The number of immigrants in the United Kingdom is nearly 7.8 million which represents 12.4% of the national population and 3.4% of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigration to the United Kingdom is caused by the strong and stable economy in the country which affects the overall life there. The increasing level of immigration to the country forces the government to implement anti-immigration policies but the EU nationals are allowed to freely live and work in the country.

5. United Arab Emirates – 7.8 million 

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The United Arab Emirates is widely known as one of the wealthiest countries in the world and this is the main reason behind attracting many immigrants to the country. It has a total population of about 9.2 million people and the GDP (PPP) per capita is $30,984. The number of immigrants in the United Arab Emirates is approximately 7.8 million which represents 3.4% of the total number of immigrants in the world. Most of those who live in the United Arab Emirates are foreigners or immigrants and they represent 83.7% of the national population. Immigration in the United Arab Emirates results from the strong and stable economy, high incomes, high standard of living and the large number of amenities. The country is criticized for its policy towards laborers who work for long hours without getting a break.

4. Saudi Arabia – 9.1 million 

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It is ranked as one of the largest oil producing countries in the world which affects the overall life in the country. The total population of the country is estimated to be 29.99 million people and the GDP (PPP) per capita is $31,309. The number of immigrants in Saudi Arabia is 9.1 million which represents 31.4% of the national population and 3.9% of the total number of immigrants in the world. There are several steps that are taken by the government to control the increasing level of immigration in the country such as building a barrier between the country and Yemen, limiting the amount of foreign laborers to just 20% and preventing illegal immigrants from finding work through developing new and advanced tactics.

3. Germany – 9.8 million 

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It is the 3rd most popular destination for immigrants. It has a total population of around 80.7 million people and the GDP (PPP) per capita in it is estimated to be $41,248. The number of immigrants in Germany is approximately 9.8 million which represents 11.9% of the national population and 4.3% of the total number of immigrants in the world. The main reasons that are responsible for increasing immigration to Germany are the strong economy which is the 4th largest one in the world, impressive health care, excellent education and perfect infrastructure which is highly developed. Germany encourages skilled and educated laborers to immigrate to it since it suffers from the problem of having ageing population and extremely low birth rate.

2. Russia – 11 million 

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Russia is ranked as the largest country in the world. It has a total population of around 143.8 million people which makes it ranked amongst the most populous countries in the world but the GDP (PPP) per capita is not high as it is just $24,764. The number of immigrants in Russia is estimated to be about 11 million which represents 7.7% of the national population and 4.8% of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants to Russia are attracted by the powerful economy, good education, excellent health care and amenities. The Russian government tries to increase its population through encouraging immigrants to travel and stay in it.

1. United States – 45.8 million 

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It is the most popular and favorite destination for many immigrants in the whole world and this is why it is ranked here as the 1st immigration country in the world. The United States is ranked as the most hated country in the world, however, it comes as the 1st immigration destination in the world due to the attractions that can be found in it. The United States has a total population of about 318.97 million people making it the 3rd most populous country in the world and its GDP (PPP) per capita is also high as it is estimated to be about $53,001. The number of immigrants in the United States is estimated to be 45.8 million which is the highest in the whole world since it represents 14.3% of the national population and 19.8% of the total number of immigrants in the world.

Most of the immigrants believe that the United States is the “Land of Dreams” and this is why the number of immigrants always increases. Immigrants are attracted by the powerful economy of the country, impressive education system which is considered to be the best in the world, excellent health care, highly developed infrastructure, high standard of living and the large mixture of cultures, races and traditions.

Which country do you want to escape to & why?

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