Get Paid $55,000 To Move To One Of These Stunning European Towns

Need a change of pace after graduation?

We all know we’re living in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis right now. And with prices continually on the rise, jobs becoming harder to come by, and affordable housing disappearing, it might be time to make a big change.

A few different European countries are ready to pay people to move there and establish residency. If this sounds like exactly what you’re looking for, then pick from one of these six cities to find your new home!

Albinen, Switzerland

Population: fewer than 250

What you’ll get: over €50,000 (about $55,000)


  • Adults under 45 years old
  • Resident of Switzerland or foreign residents who can claim a permit C residence
  • Live in a home worth €202,310 (about $222,000)
  • Commit to living there for 10 years

Ponga, Spain

Population: 600

What you’ll get: €2,971 (about $3,260, with an additional $3,260 per child born there)


  • Commit to living there for 5 years

Rubia, Spain

Population: 1,448

What you’ll get: €150 a month (about $165)

Eligibility: N/A

Calabria, Italy

Population: 2,000

What you’ll get: €28,000 (about $31,000)


  • Under 40 years old
  • Move within 90 days of application being accepted
  • Launch a business or find employment

Presicce-Acquarica, Italy

Population: 5,356

What you’ll get: €30,000 (about $33,000, with an additional $1,100 per child born there)


  • Make the region of Puglia, Italy your official residence
  • The money must be used to purchase and renovate an uninhabited property in the area

Sardinia, Italy

Population: 1.64 million

What you’ll get: €15,000 (about $16,500)


  • Move to a Sardinian municipality with less than 3,000 people
  • Money (in the form of a grant) must be used to buy or renovate a home
  • The grant cannot exceed half of the total cost of the house or renovation
  • Live in Sardinia full-time and register for permanent residency within 18 month of arrival

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