Sunday, October 1, 2023

5 reasons not to live in the United States

The United States is one of the most popular immigration countries for Latin Americans. According to American Immigration, 126,200 Colombians arrived in the country in the first months of 2023, more than the total 125,200 citizens registered last year.

Although it seems to be an attractive country to live and work in, it also has some aspects that are not so favorable for Latin American migrants. Below we will tell you the 5 most important disadvantages that a Colombian would have if they moved to the USA.

5 Disadvantages of Living in the United States as a Colombian

The Latino population in the United States has not stopped growing in recent years. Currently, about 18% of the country’s residents come from Latin American countries. Its growth is so great that a study conducted by the Hispanic Council found that in 2060 the United States will be the second largest country with the most Spanish speakers.

Although it is so promising, there are also some aspects that might change your mind if you are thinking about migrating to the North American country:

1. Discrimination

The level of violence against this community remains one of the major problems Latinos in the United States face on a daily basis. The most surprising thing is that, according to a 2021 Pew Research Center survey, many of these cases of exclusion and mistreatment occur among Latinos themselves.

In addition, due to the massive illegal migration of Colombians, there may also be surveillance and harassment by the country’s institutions or authorities.

2. Health

Healthcare costs can be very high. For just one visit to the doctor to prescribe medication, the cost can range from 500 to 700 dollars (1,964,265 to 2,749,971 COP). The prices for health insurance are also not falling sufficiently:

  • Blood test: 100 USD (392,853 COP)
  • Laboratory analysis: between 200 and 300 USD (785,706 – 1,178,559 COP)
  • Medical consultation: between 100 and 200 USD (392,853 – 785,706 COP)

Although this may seem a scam to some, it is true that there is great technological advancement in the country that ensures good service and many options for care. That’s why these values ​​can be so high.

3. Education

For a foreigner, education can be quite expensive. The price is offset by the scholarships and employment opportunities that you will emerge with as a graduate once you complete your studies in the country. However, if you don’t receive financial aid, the value of a degree can throw your finances out of whack.

4. Food

Getting healthy food in the United States can be a difficult and expensive task. Vegetables and fruits are sometimes more expensive than junk food, which is why 40% of adults in the United States suffer from obesity.

An apple can cost between $4 and $7, while a hamburger, dog or any fast food can cost between $2 and $4.

5. The work

Unlike Colombia, companies in the United States are not required to provide employees with certain options, such as vacation or pay, when they fire someone. Everything depends on the contract signed with employees.

Cultural differences are perhaps the most important aspects to take into account when migrating. Otherwise, there can be shocks upon arrival in a new country, especially in the United States, where millions of people from around the world travel in search of opportunities and a better quality of life.

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