Amazing weather, affordable costs of living, thriving industry with great job opportunities, and the biggest entertainment centers, are just a few reasons why ex-pats hive to the Golden State. Leaving The Middle East for California is an overwhelming experience, so make sure to prepare for different cultural and social surroundings. However, living in California has both pros and cons. Before the move, informs yourself about the changes you’re going to experience to easier adjust to your new Californian life.
The cultural difference
Relocating to a place with different cultures, religions, and customs can be scary. We are always afraid of misunderstandings and possible problems this can cause. That’s why it’s important to get information about the country you’re moving to, so you can approach your new surroundings with respect. Unlike the Midleeastern conservative culture approach, California has very diverse cultural influences, especially Spanish, Asian and Mexican. Still, Cali is very friendly towards Arabic ex-pats as well. The state has the most Arab-Americans in the US, especially in LA, San Diego, and San Francisco Bay Area.
The places to live and work
The Golden State has a lot of popular metro areas and towns that are home to tourism and industry hubs. That makes it a great place to move or start a business. Since the job is usually the reason for anyone’s move, you’d want to ask around about the job opportunities your future home will have. According to local moving professionals from fourwinds-ksa.com, when it comes to relocating your business here you should consider the most successful industry centers in:
- San Diego, molecular science companies, biotechnology and many startup hubs,
- San Francisco and the Bay Area, life sciences, technology, shipbuilding, aerospace,
- Santa Rosa, retail-service industry, health care,
- Sacramento, agriculture, clean energy and food technology,
- Los Angeles, entertainment, the fashion industry and manufacture.
Still, moving to California and starting a business here is not easy. Like in many popular word centres, the industry is competitive, and the taxes are not that friendly. But if you plan to relocate and start a company in smaller Californian cities, that might be the safer choice. Especially if you’re not familiar with local life and the ways the business is done.
Relocating your possessions when leaving the Middle East for California
Moving overseas is an exhausting and complicated process, so you will want to be sure you have it under control. The easiest way is to reach Saudi Arabia-based professionals to handle your move. Especially if you’re in need of cargo transportation. Having a friendly local company to help you relocate will mean more than you know it.
What to know if you’re planing to be a homeowner
To buy a property in California you don’t have to be a permanent resident of the US. However, you will need your passport and immigration Visa for the procedure. Be aware that you will be subjected to pay taxes, regardless of your nationality and non-resident status. Property taxes vary, from state to state, and as for Cali, they are below the US national average. Therefore, if looking to settle, do detailed real estate market research to have the best solution for your needs.
When it comes to relocating a business or leaving The Middle East for California in search of a change, make sure to take it slow. The moving process can be stressful and exhausting so find ways to deal with relocation and relax. If you prepare well and plan, you can enjoy your new life in the US in no time.