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3 hours ago, DigitalUmmah said:

generally all the western European countries are more or less the same when you count up all the various pros and cons. the more liberal socialist countries like UK, Sweden etc are pretty sweet to live in. if you have a UK/ EU passport you have complete freedom of movement to live and work within the EU without needing a visa or permits or anything so its probably better to see it all as one big country.

I suppose the benefit of living on an island like the UK is that there's slightly less chance of ISIS slipping into the country through the tide of refugees. and the far right is unlikely to ever succeed as well as it has done in places like france and germany. plus life for shia is way better here than across the rest of Europe. 

In norway for example they have a law that everyone must get 5 weeks obligatory vacation. Another law is free education up and including PHD, almost always sponsored by the state as well. So not only is the education free but you get paid for it. Free healthcare (not the kind you have to wait forever and be stuck in queues) Free medicine if its permament. Insane purchasing power. Very low unemployment. A lot of benefits in most works. 12 months paid leave for mothers after birth, 12 weeks for dads.

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3 minutes ago, repenter said:

In norway for example they have a law that everyone must get 5 weeks obligatory vacation. Another law is free education up and including PHD, almost always sponsored by the state as well. So not only is the education free but you get paid for it. Free healthcare (not the kind you have to wait forever and be stuck in queues) Free medicine if its permament. Insane purchasing power. Very low unemployment. A lot of benefits in most works. 12 months paid leave for mothers after birth, 12 weeks for dads.

You forgot to mention - when you earn a PhD...you get a SWORD. 

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Got to hand it to Scandinavian countries, they do look after their people very well. Although I have read that their birth rates are really low, so populations are ageing, and those that die out aren't being replaced at the same rate. Its a problem across Europe actually. I suppose they benefit from having really strong anti-corruption institutions, and the fact that they are very isolationist compared to America and Britain, they don't spend too much on endless militarism and wars. I know some people from Sweden, they have no complaints for the most part, with the exception being that life is pretty boring.

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Scandinavian countries are all good. They are this and that... but only if you aren't already a professional lawyer/accountants in UK/USA or any other English speaking country.... 

If you are already qualified in those fields and you are planning to move to those countries than it's nothing but a suicide looking from  your career perspective... !! Here's why.. 1st of all you need to know the language. It will probably take at least 1 year to learn the language. Then After or during your language learning period you start learning about their Laws, Taxation in my case... Financial Accounting and Auditing standards, which are completey different in most cases than international or UK/US standards. So you are looking for at least 2-3 years  or even more to get a Job at your level. In those 2-3 years you can gain another qualification at higher level than your previous ones e.g CFA/ACA etc depending upon your interest if you stay in UK/USA/Canada/Australia etc...  i mean who got the time for extra 2-3 years. In those 2-3 years if you are good at your job you have tons of chances to get promotions and increase in salary.

Given the benefits in scandinavian countries it's all sound good only if you aren't already professionally qualified Accountant/lawyer/doctor.

UK is best place if you are an international Doctor/Accountant. 

You can't simply land in a country where you don't have prospect in your own field that's complete waste of your time. I know in sweden accoutants from USA/UK they always struggled to get job simply because they follow completey different standards. 

So always look at your individual circumstances before comparing countries. Every country is Good if you can earn enough to support your family with dignity and honour. 

 

 

Edited by Struggling_onn

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^^ True. Also, they tend to be much less diverse than UK/US, which are full of immigrants and all different types of people, so in some ways that probably makes it less boring to live in UK/US/Canada, probably more halal food everywhere you go, more people you have more in common with.

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4 hours ago, DigitalUmmah said:

so basically the two rules of living well in a country are:

(1) be rich

(2) don't be poor

No, it's this:

1. Be stable, not too poor or too rich. If you are too poor, you can't move and if you are too rich, people will try to rob you

2. Respect the culture. Saves a few headaches.

3. Don't do anything illegal and/or disrespect/annoy the natives. Maintain good akhlaq and avoid questionable actions.

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@Mohamed1993 @repenter @Struggling_onn

Thanks for the advice but it's important to keep on topic, sure Scandinavia, especially Finland sounds better on paper but I am going to the UK for an education and marriage (perhaps),and that may help me back home or in other parts of Europe, maybe Iran...

 Who knows? I might return to the US after my education but I don't think I will, there are so many better places to live for someone in my situation, mostly in Europe, even though the growing far right is something of an issue.

If it doesn't have anything to do with working with in the UK, save for an different, more appropriate topic.  I am not in anyway whatsoever trying to be rude but I am more than a little disappointed seeing my thread being derailed so causally. I am currently not interested learning about the benefits of living in Scandinavia (Although don't mistake it for me being close-minded, if reasonable, I will read what you have to say.)

All I want to know is how I can survive and sustain myself in the UK and who I can rely on for help over there.

Shukran for your consideration in the future...

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