Monday, September 25, 2023

5 cities in the world that pay to live there: what are the requirements?

Thousands of Colombians are choosing to leave the country in search of new opportunities and experiences. The most common destinations include the United States, Canada and Europe, where the cost of living is high and people must first invest their savings, which are often insufficient due to currency exchange, before finding a permanent job.

The economic part will always be one of the first factors to determine when planning a migration; Calculations are made as to what the minimum income should be to live comfortably, taking into account expenses such as housing rent, food and others.

Although most countries require people to support themselves, there are some cities that pay foreigners to move in by meeting certain requirements. We’ll explain to you what they are.

1. Tulsa – United States

Tulsa is a small city in the US state of Oklahoma with just over 400,000 residents.

This city is offering $10,000 through the Tulsa Remote program to people who commit to living in the city and working remotely for at least a year. Those interested can apply for open positions in the city or find a remote job through various platforms.

Of the money provided, $2,500 will be used for relocation, $500 per month as salary and a bonus of $1,500 when he completes the year of residency.

To apply, you must apply through the website and meet the following requirements:

  • I am over 18 years old.
  • Take a full-time remote job or work independently outside of Oklahoma.
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States and have a valid work visa.
  • Move within 12 months of acceptance.

2. Molise – Italy

Molise, a region in southern Italy with a small population, has been offering world travelers an active residency income since 2019, paying people who meet the requirements to live in its area.

According to CNN, the government of this region is offering new residents a payment of up to $27,000 for three years, deferred in monthly payments of $800.


  • Be of legal age.
  • No Italian nationality.
  • Commit to moving to one of the Molise municipalities with fewer than 2,000 inhabitants.
  • Once the application is accepted, they must communicate their decision within the next 90 days.

3. Mishima-Japan

This city in the south of Japan, a country to which it is very cheap to travel from Colombia, has a population of just over 100,000 and, as a repopulation strategy, offers foreigners monthly subsidies during the first three years of their stay. Full details of the offer can be found on the website can be viewed

The subsidy is $760 per month for single people, while couples who apply for the program receive $896. In addition, individuals who meet the requirements and are accepted will receive $900 to cover travel costs and an additional $90 for each child, as well as covering the minors’ medical and educational costs.

Requirements include:

  • Have a visa.
  • Be under 55 years old.
  • Are interested in farming or want to start your own business.

4. Saskatchewan – Canada

This Canadian city offers funding opportunities for those pursuing a university degree in the region through the Graduate Retention Program Application. The local government is responsible for funding the person’s support during their studies.

To qualify for these benefits, you must have a life expectancy of at least seven years, during which time you will receive an amount of $20.00

Full program benefits and requirements can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan website:

5. Albinen – Switzerland

Albinen is a small town in Switzerland, located near Bern and Geneva. For several years this village has been abandoned and depopulated by its residents. For this reason, the local council promoted an initiative to repopulate the place.

This initiative aims to pay up to $28,000 to foreigners who decide to move to its territory and $9,000 for each child.

Unlike other places, people who move have to purchase a home that costs more than $200,000.

Further requirements are:

  • Be under 45 years old
  • Commit to living in the city for 10 years. If the family wants to leave the place, they have to pay back the money in full.
  • Although Switzerland is one of the countries where a visa is not required for Colombian tourists, those accepted must have a Swiss Type C permit, which allows them to live and work without any problems.
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