In a recent study by Remitly, Miami has emerged triumphant as the world’s second-most desirable city to move to, outpacing iconic locations like Paris and New York City. The research evaluated global relocation preferences based on Google searches for ‘move to [city]’ across 164 countries.

Dubai claimed the top spot, garnering favor from 60 countries, including the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Miami, however, secured its position as the go-to destination, surpassing other major cities. Interestingly, the Sunshine State’s allure extends to a diverse range of nations, from Greece and Haiti to Afghanistan and Chile.

According to Remitly’s findings, these are the top 12 places where Miami dominated search queries:

  1. Kazakhstan
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Kyrgyzstan
  4. Afghanistan
  5. Tajikistan
  6. Greece
  7. Belize
  8. Chile
  9. Argentina
  10. Puerto Rico
  11. Virgin Islands
  12. Haiti

The data underscores a global trend of increased international migration, with approximately 281 million people living in a country different from their birthplace. This surge, documented since 1990, amounts to 3.6% of the global population, signifying Miami’s growing appeal on the world stage. As the city continues to captivate hearts globally, it solidifies its reputation as a top-tier destination for those seeking a new place to call home.