Things to Consider before Deciding to Relocate People usually look for opportunities abroad because of higher income opportunities. Nevertheless, there are far more considerations to be taken before actually making the final decision to accept a job offer and move to a new country. High Salary versus Perks and Standard of Living Of course, everybody wants a high salary. But that should not be the only thing you should consider. For instance, the salary could be higher than your present pay. But when you add the value of your benefits and the perks you're getting from your current employer, it could even be higher than what you'll be getting from your next job offer. You might be getting poor medical benefits and retirement plans in your next job so staying may still be a better option. If you have children, you should make sure that they will able to go to good schools. If not, you will be sacrificing their future. You might also want a place where your children would grow up to be well-rounded individuals. Of course, your money would not be of any use really if there are no good shops around. You should also try to learn more about the other country and the city you'll be living in before making the decision. Your Future in the Company The job offer may seem exciting now. But you have to ask yourself if it is what you want to do in the next five to ten years. If not or if you are not certain, you have to find out if there are opportunities for reassignment to another department. You should also make sure that you will not be stuck in your current position and current salary. So, you should make sure that there is room for promotion too. You should create a list of your priorities and weigh everything out. It is the only way you will be happy with your decision and never regret about it in the future.