A little tired of your current place? Want to get a fresh start elsewhere? Check out the following places that will actually pay you to live there.
Alaska (USA): By settling down here, you’ll be granted £880 ($1,200) a year. Not a fortune, but still enough to be tempting.
Detroit (USA): After being hit hard by the economic crisis, this city offers new inhabitants £1,850 ($2,500) for the first year and £740 ($1000) the second.
Niagara Falls (USA): While less scenic than the Canadian side, if you accept to stay for 2 years in this city then you can see yourself become £5,170 ($7,000) richer.
Marquette and Lincoln (USA): These two towns in Kansas will actually give you land for free just for moving there.
Curtis (USA): This city will give you land to build a house for free, should you commit to having one built in a year’s time.
New Haven (USA): This city offers inhabitants £7,400 ($10,000) interest free loans to purchase a house. Even better: you don’t need to pay the debt if you stay in the house for at least 5 years.
Ponga (Spain): This village will give you £2,670 (3,000€) for settling in, and the same amount every subsequent year you stay.
Saskatchewan (Canada): Seen as unattractive by potential movers, this province incentivises new graduates with a tax rebate of nearly £11,800 ($16,000) to set up there.
Utrecht (Netherlands): this city recently decided to test out “basic income”, where 300 inhabitants will receive £800 (900€) per month even if they don’t work.