Get Paid to Relocate: 21 Cities Welcoming Newcomers

Dreaming of a new start with a sweet financial incentive to boot? From bustling American cities to tranquil European villages, these 21 destinations around the globe offer compelling reasons to pack your bags. Not only do they promise a change of scenery, but they also come with financial perks ranging from cash incentives to tax breaks, making your move not just exciting but economically savvy.

1. Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

shutterstock 1708862995

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Sean Pavone

Tulsa’s Tulsa Remote program offers $10,000, a co-working space membership, and community support to attract remote workers to enrich its vibrant community.

2. Topeka, Kansas, USA

shutterstock 544847566 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Tupungato

Choose Topeka for your new home and earn up to $15,000. This initiative aims to bolster the local workforce and community spirit.

3. Alaska, USA

shutterstock 712609225 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Lukas Bischoff Photograph

Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend pays residents a yearly share of the state’s oil revenues, offering a unique incentive to experience its rugged beauty and wilderness.

4. Newton, Iowa, USA

shutterstock 2112383447

Image Credit: Shutterstock / f11photo

New homeowners in Newton can enjoy a welcome package valued at over $10,000, including local shopping vouchers and substantial utility discounts, to stimulate local growth.

5. Chile

shutterstock 1282092730 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Diego Grandi

The Start-Up Chile program beckons global entrepreneurs with $80,000 and a one-year visa to kickstart innovative businesses, fostering a diverse and dynamic startup ecosystem.

6. Candela, Italy

shutterstock 1998381311

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Giambattista Lazazzera

To revive this picturesque town, Candela offers up to €2,000 to new residents, hoping to rejuvenate its charming streets and community life.

7. Ponga, Spain

shutterstock 1096216205

Image Credit: Shutterstock / imag3s 4 U

Ponga seeks to attract young families with a €3,000 incentive, plus additional funds for each child born there, revitalizing this serene village with new energy and life.

8. The Azores, Portugal

shutterstock 2247143767 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Damian Lugowski

This stunning archipelago offers financial support to those relocating, aimed at preserving the islands’ natural beauty while invigorating the local economy.

9. Antikythera, Greece

shutterstock 1443769709 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Andronos Haris

Families moving to Antikythera receive housing, land, and a stipend, part of an initiative to sustain the island’s population and cultural heritage.

10. Molise, Italy

shutterstock 2250267229 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Darius Boamah Photography

Molise’s offer of €700 monthly for three years to newcomers aims to infuse life into rural areas, providing a peaceful retreat with a financial cushion.

11. Harmony, Minnesota, USA

shutterstock 2228878173

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Atosan

Build your new home in Harmony and receive a cash rebate of up to $12,000, a gesture to welcome newcomers to this friendly, tight-knit community.

12. Vermont, USA

shutterstock 1806910501 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Sean Pavone

Vermont’s Remote Worker Grant Program is designed to attract remote workers with up to $10,000 over two years, enhancing the state’s workforce diversity and digital economy.

13. Albinen, Switzerland

shutterstock 1242100312 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / trabantos

In picturesque Albinen, new residents can get CHF 25,000 per adult and CHF 10,000 per child for committing to a decade in this idyllic mountain village, aiming to strengthen the local community.

14. Maine, USA

shutterstock 489006871 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Sean Pavone

Recent graduates moving to Maine are eligible for a tax credit that helps pay off student loans, an initiative to attract young professionals to the scenic state.

15. Baltimore, Maryland, USA

shutterstock 1728722692

Image Credit: Shutterstock / tokar

The Buying Into Baltimore program offers $5,000 towards purchasing a home, encouraging new residents to contribute to the city’s renewal and community spirit.

16. Utrecht, Netherlands

shutterstock 165061559

Image Credit: Shutterstock / T.W. van Urk

Utrecht awards grants for sustainability projects, appealing to eco-conscious individuals looking to make a positive impact in this innovative city.

17. Saskatchewan, Canada

shutterstock 449514565

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Jeff Whyte

Saskatchewan’s Graduate Retention Program offers up to CAD $20,000 in tax credits to graduates who move there, enhancing its appeal to young, educated newcomers.

18. Niagara Falls, New York, USA

shutterstock 78968821 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Jamie Boggess

Niagara Falls aims to rejuvenate certain neighborhoods by offering up to $7,000 in student loan repayments to young residents, enriching the community with fresh energy.

19. Marne, Iowa, USA

shutterstock 2041023098 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Lena Platonova

Marne offers free land for individuals willing to build their homes there, providing a unique opportunity to be part of a growing, supportive community.

20. Pipestone, Manitoba, Canada

shutterstock 139067876 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Elena Elisseeva

Entrepreneurs find a warm welcome in Pipestone, with tax incentives and rebates for new businesses, fostering economic development in this rural area.

21. Gagliato, Italy

shutterstock 1324590008 1 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Zigres

In an effort to enhance local healthcare, Gagliato provides free housing and tax benefits to doctors who relocate there, ensuring the well-being of its community.

A World of Opportunities

shutterstock 403253374

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Efired

Each of these 21 places offers more than just a financial incentive; they provide the chance to be part of a community that values growth, diversity, and sustainability. Whether you’re drawn to the adventure of living in Alaska, the entrepreneurial spirit of Chile, or the tranquil life in Italian or Greek villages

Unveiling the 21 Places Single Women Should Avoid at All Costs

shutterstock 2346225623 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Carles Iturbe

Traveling solo as a woman? It’s an adventure with its own set of challenges. From street safety to discrimination, some spots are riskier than others. We’ve used the Women’s Danger Index and other resources to craft a guide that helps you choose your destinations wisely. Unveiling the 21 Places Single Women Should Avoid at All Costs

Ghost Roads of America: 12 Haunted Highways with Tales of Terror and Creepy Rest Stops

shutterstock 144997492 1 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / donvictorio

Discover chilling tales from the America’s spookiest roads complete with ghostly figures and eerie phenomena in this thrilling guide to paranormal hotspots—perfect for adventure seekers and ghost enthusiasts. Ready for a supernatural road trip? Ghost Roads of America: 12 Haunted Highways with Tales of Terror and Creepy Rest Stops

18 High-Crime Cities in the US You Should Avoid

pexels adrian newell 14177239 1

Image Credit: Pexels / Adrian Newell

American cities dazzle with culture and history, yet rising crime rates demand cautious exploration. This guide ensures you stay informed and safe. 18 High-Crime Cities in the US You Should Avoid

20 Things That Americans Tolerate That Canadians Would Never Accept

shutterstock 2270504427 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Nicoleta Ionescu

Canadians often find American customs ranging from amusing to astonishing. From the quirky to the confounding, let’s explore the U.S. through a Canadian lens—maple syrup and poutine in hand. Get ready for a journey that’s both odd and insightful, seen from the Great White North. 20 Things That Americans Tolerate That Canadians Would Never Accept

22 of America’s Most Charming Towns

shutterstock 284980904 1

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Nejdet Duzen

Hit the road and discover America’s coziest towns, real-life versions of those quaint settings from your favorite novels. Explore charming streets where every storefront tells a story and locals greet everyone with a hello. Ready to dive into the charm? 22 of America’s Most Charming Towns

The post Get Paid to Relocate: 21 Cities Welcoming Newcomers republished on Passing Thru with permission from The Green Voyage.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Poohmint.

For transparency, this content was partly developed with AI assistance and carefully curated by an experienced editor to be informative and ensure accuracy.

Tips for Trip Success

Book Your Flight
Find an inexpensive flight by using Kayak, a favorite of ours because it regularly returns less expensive flight options from a variety of airlines.

Book Your Hotel or Special Accommodation
We are big fans of Booking.com. We like their review system and photos. If we want to see more reviews and additional booking options, we go to Expedia.

You Need Travel Insurance!
Good travel insurance means having total peace of mind. Travel insurance protects you when your medical insurance often will not and better than what you get from your credit card. It will provide comprehensive coverage should you need medical treatment or return to the United States, compensation for trip interruption, baggage loss, and other situations.Find the Perfect Insurance Plan for Your Tripimage 9133145 14418597

PassingThru is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

To view PassingThru’s privacy policy, click here.