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Countries with American Expatriates

Name the countries with the greatest number of U.S expatriates.
Includes permanent and temporary residents according to Wikipedia. Numbers are broad estimates
Includes military troops
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Last updated: August 13, 2017
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Country
870,000
Mexico
660,000
Canada
410,000
Philippines
320,000
Germany
200,000
Israel
170,000
United Kingdom
140,000
South Korea
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Country
130,000
China
130,000
Costa Rica
100,000
France
70,000
Brazil
60,000
Colombia
60,000
India
56,000
Australia
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level 80
Aug 20, 2015
Oooooh, I love the new progress bar and points metric at the end of the quiz. Snazzy!
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level 66
Aug 22, 2015
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level 34
Dec 11, 2017
i like the relatively new like feature
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level 73
Aug 20, 2015
Really nice updates. Start button gives you time to read through the "rules" of the quiz without burning time, and the notification of # of points, both on the quiz and overall lets you know how you did (assuming a less than perfect score) without having to go find the Quiz again in the Stats. Great Job!!!!
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level 70
Aug 23, 2015
Here's the same quiz for Russian and Chinese expatriates.
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level 57
Sep 17, 2015
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level 74
Oct 31, 2015
Here's one for Filipinos
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level 66
Sep 17, 2015
I would think that many of these people originate from these countries and have managed to get some sort of regular payment from USA and now prefer to live back "Home'.
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level 58
Jun 25, 2018
Yeah, not a lot of people heading to Colombia to stay without a reason.
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level 58
Jul 13, 2016
Missed only Costa Rica.
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level 55
Aug 17, 2016
Do the almost a million expatriates in Mexico stay there when Trump builds the wall?
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level 58
Sep 6, 2016
Wow, surprised South Korea is higher than China!
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level 57
Nov 18, 2016
South Korea has much closer historic links with the USA than China does.
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level 71
Aug 13, 2017
Subtracting 28,500 troops, SK is lower
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level 80
Dec 9, 2017
Troops stationed are different than expats. They don't count.
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level 41
Dec 11, 2017
The quiz includes military troops.
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level 56
Dec 9, 2017
Lots of soldiers there. But am very surprised Japan didn't make the list.
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level 58
Feb 7, 2017
How could I miss Israel? Great quiz!
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level ∞
Aug 13, 2017
For the latest update, I reduced the number of countries from 20 to 14. The Wikipedia article has incomplete data, so I'm a little less confident of its accuracy below the top few countries.
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level 68
Aug 14, 2017
Mexico needs to build a wall.
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level 39
Aug 14, 2017
Tell me about it. Then our leader can get his "good old boys" to wait on his customers/tenants at all of this properties.
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level 60
Dec 9, 2017
The Great Wall of Mexico is already in the works. Just like the Great Wall of China, it'll protect Mexico from northern invaders.
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level 38
Dec 9, 2017
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
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level 25
Nov 5, 2017
https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/262199/17-countries-where-expats-live-the-happiest-lives
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level 66
Dec 9, 2017
It would be interesting to know how many of the 870,000 USA expatriates living in Mexico are Mexican born.
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level 74
Dec 9, 2017
Or American born with Mexican parents
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level 39
Dec 9, 2017
An expatriate is someone who has left the country of his birth to live in another.
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level 74
Dec 9, 2017
Close. Wikipedia: "An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship."

So an American expat in Mexico could be, as I said, born in the USA to Mexican parents, meaning that they have US citizenship but then emigrated to the country of their parents' birth. They could also be what Malbaby said, assuming that they were born in Mexico, emigrated to the USA, were naturalized there to gain citizenship, and then returned to Mexico. Which happens. Though I think what I said is more common and more likely.
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level 34
Dec 9, 2017
According to Wikipedia, there are close to 100,000 military personnel alone in Japan. That alone should put it on the list
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level 34
Dec 9, 2017
Sorry, personnel plus family members
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level 39
Dec 10, 2017
Why go with a simple answer when a convoluted one will do.
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level 74
Dec 12, 2017
Why make a relevant comment that people might gain something from reading when you could passive aggressively snipe at someone you have a silly gripe with by implying something that's not even accurate?

Also, why use a question mark at the end of an interrogative sentence when you could save pixels and use a period.
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level 69
Dec 15, 2017
Here's an interesting question: Does the data you used take dual citizenship into account? (It seems like it could definitely skew the data in a country like Canada, where there are a ton of dual citizens.) To wit: if the data is just counting American citizens abroad, it would count me as an expat in Canada if I was living there. But if I had dual citizenship, I'd really just be hanging out in the country of my citizenship, i.e., I'm not actually an Ametican "expat". (I assume though, that it *does* take into account U.S. citizenship renunciation.)
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level 61
Sep 14, 2018
I expected Panama to be here.