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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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First submittedAugust 20, 2015
Last updatedAugust 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 83
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 75
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 72
Aug 23, 2015
Here's the same quiz for Russian and Chinese expatriates.
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level 59
Sep 17, 2015
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level 77
Oct 31, 2015
Here's one for Filipinos
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level 67
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 72
Jun 25, 2018
Yeah, not a lot of people heading to Colombia to stay without a reason.
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level 59
Jul 13, 2016
Missed only Costa Rica.
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level 57
Aug 17, 2016
Do the almost a million expatriates in Mexico stay there when Trump builds the wall?
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level 36
Sep 21, 2019
They're not illegals so I would say yes.
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level 60
Sep 6, 2016
Wow, surprised South Korea is higher than China!
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level 59
Nov 18, 2016
South Korea has much closer historic links with the USA than China does.
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level 73
Aug 13, 2017
Subtracting 28,500 troops, SK is lower
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level 83
Dec 9, 2017
Troops stationed are different than expats. They don't count.
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level 39
Dec 11, 2017
The quiz includes military troops.
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level 59
Dec 9, 2017
Lots of soldiers there. But am very surprised Japan didn't make the list.
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level 62
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 71
Aug 14, 2017
Mexico needs to build a wall.
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level 38
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 59
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 36
Sep 21, 2019
Americans aren't coming illegally.
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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 67
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 77
Dec 9, 2017
Or American born with Mexican parents
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level 38
Dec 9, 2017
An expatriate is someone who has left the country of his birth to live in another.
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level 77
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 35
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 35
Dec 9, 2017
Sorry, personnel plus family members
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level 38
Dec 10, 2017
Why go with a simple answer when a convoluted one will do.
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level 77
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 38
Apr 7, 2019
Kalbahamut: Quit being so defensive; not every comment I make is directed at you.
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level 77
May 17, 2019
you admitted in the comments section of another quiz that you were going to make it your mission on this site to follow me around and pester me on every quiz that you could as often as you could until some of your harrassment got through moderation. Why don't you tell us who else you were directing the above comment at, then? (lie) There are no plausible alternatives.
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level 71
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 65
Sep 14, 2018
I expected Panama to be here.
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level 55
Dec 2, 2018
Mexican Trump: When America sends its people... Couldn't help it. I'm sorry.
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level 43
Jul 2, 2019
Always forget the Phillipines.