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Five things you should know before moving to the States

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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Once you’ve decided that the USA is the place for you, there may be some factors that you wished you’d known sooner. Don’t despair – we’ve chatted to the experts at Grant Kaplan to get their input on five things you should know before you move.

You always have to tip

Whether you are in a restaurant, a hairdresser, or a taxi, the chances are you are going to need to tip someone. Basically, wherever there is a service provided, you will need to tip. Prepare yourself by having cash on you at all times.

The rivalry between the East and West coast is a real thing

We recently covered an article on which side of the States would best suit you, without really considering that the rivalry between the two sides of the country is huge, and real.

The categories that determine your preference range from the availability of certain foods, to the pace of life to the general vibe of the major cities. 

There is so much entertainment

Apart from the countless TV channels and shows, there are paid subscription options like Netflix, as well as an abundance of live performances like music concerts and theatre productions. You will have very little reason to ever be bored.

The country is actually like 50 small countries

Each of the 50 states has its own rules, laws and norms so that as you leave one state, it feels more like you’re leaving a country and entering a new one.

Food is abundant

Food is available, abundant and accessible 24 hours a day. The portions are generally larger than almost anywhere else in the world, and you can get just about anything you want to eat at just about any time of the day.

The professionals at Grant Kaplan can help make the move to the US easier and less time consuming and stressful. They have years of experience dealing with people wanting to relocate to the States and will be able to help you each step of the way. Tel +1 561 347 8440 or email