The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

Ten reasons why immigrants regret moving to the United States

Almost everyone has thought about moving, and the United States usually comes to mind first. It is a developed and inviting country. But - with a different mentality and culture. Therefore, many of our immigrants cannot get used to the new "rules of life" and leave the States. About ten that Russian-speakers in the USA do not like, the edition told Subtleties.

Photo: Shutterstock

Prices

The cost of living in the United States is strikingly different from the cost of living in post-Soviet countries.

If you buy everything you need in supermarkets and try to cook food at home, then groceries cost about $ 15– $ 20 per day, that is, $ 450– $ 600 per month. Renting a room costs $ 600– $ 800, a separate apartment - $ 1 per month (it all depends on the city and region). The minimum wage in the United States is $ 400 per hour (average $ 15 per month).

If the family has a child, and there is no free school nearby, then you can send it to a private one, but this is another $ 1.

Competition

Professionals are needed in any country, including the United States. With a good education (legal, medical, etc.), finding a job will be easy. But due to the large number of immigrants in the States, many work as waiters, babysitters, and laborers. And this makes it a little difficult to find such a job, creates unnecessary competition and stress, because a person must hold on to his workplace with all his might.

On the subject: Worse than Russian counterparts: 3 products that US immigrants do not like

Taxes and gratuities

Almost all immigrants complain about price tags in stores. The fact is that the prices are indicated there without tax, so you have to calculate yourself how much this or that product will cost. In addition, taxes are different in each state. At first, all this is very frightening for the Russian-speaking.

And a tip should be left always and everywhere, if you leave less than 15%, the waiter will be noticeably sad, and if you leave nothing at all, he may even catch up to find out what you didn’t like.

Transport

The public transportation system in the United States is poorly developed. There is practically no such thing as intercity buses, because many have private cars, besides, there is a very developed air service within the country.

You also need to spend money on the maintenance of your own car, and preferably one for each adult family member. Insurance - $ 120- $ 150, gasoline costs $ 0,70 per liter. The fines here are large, so it's better not to break the rules ($ 70 - for an unfastened seat belt, $ 450 - for driving on the side of the road, from $ 500 - for aggressive driving).

Medicine

In the United States, all medicine is insurance, for the poor there are types of benefits and insurance. And if you do not have an insurance policy, then the debts on bills for treatment will be unaffordable. This is one of the most common causes of American bankruptcy. Full family insurance costs $ 1– $ 500 per month (although most of it is usually covered by the employer), but the costs are justified, because even calling an ambulance without insurance can cost thousands.

US citizens and legally resident low-income aliens are eligible for free Medicaid.

Homeless and crime

Especially in warm states, there are a lot of homeless people on the streets, and not all of them are victims of circumstances: many express their protest against the system in such a radical way. There are times when homeless people behave very arrogantly and intrusively.

Another problem, according to our immigrants, is crime. In cities there are criminal areas where they can easily shoot, because weapons can be purchased here legally, and whoever is not sold legally, they will find another way.

Food

As such, there is no national cuisine in the States. Therefore, the menu in the restaurants is varied; here you can find a mix of Indian and Chinese, Mexican and Italian restaurants. And in the store you can find many different semi-finished products, because Americans work a lot and very often do not cook at home. Our immigrant who craves borscht and dumplings, of course, is unlikely to like it.

Equanimity

In the United States, no one cares what others think of him. Going out in pajamas for coffee is the norm here. Unfortunately, not everyone perceives others and themselves as they are. Therefore, our immigrants, who are accustomed to running a marafet even to take out the trash, are very hard to get used to body positivity and informality.

Mentality

Americans are very welcoming to everyone, but when it comes to personal, they tend to stay aloof. If you are not being asked for advice, it is best not to interfere with advice on how to live and what clothes to wear. When you violate the privacy of Americans, they will cut you off sharply and harshly. It is not accepted here to go with advice, as our grannies are used to on the benches.

You may be interested in: top New York news, stories of our immigrants and helpful tips about life in the Big Apple - read it all on ForumDaily New York

In addition, Americans often consider Russians to be rude, because when learning a language we do not learn the phrases "can I ask" or "could you tell me", but simply ask directly. This is also not very good.

Nostalgia

At first, everyone is covered with nostalgia. And this is normal, because you left your country, your usual way of life. In some cases, all of your relatives also stayed there “overseas”. For the first few years, immigrants, even with brilliant English and a talent for making acquaintances at lightning speed, inevitably feel like outsiders.

But, despite all these difficulties, many immigrants make families, friends, open businesses, learn to look at the world wider than the USSR taught, and in the end they recognize that the United States is a country of opportunities, and here they found real happiness. And those who cannot settle down in the States return to their homeland, because there is happiness for them.

Read also on ForumDaily:

World famous American brands created by Russian-speaking immigrants

Work is guaranteed: an immigrant from Uzbekistan shared his experience on how to choose a profession in the USA

'Know Your Place, Salaga': How Our Immigrants Had Hazard for Compatriots in the USA

How to become a soldier in the USA: an immigrant from Ukraine shared his experience

In Florida, a Russian-speaking immigrant was brutally beaten by a neighbor for no reason

Miscellaneous Our people immigrants to the USA
Subscribe to ForumDaily on Google News

Let's face the crisis together and support each other

Thank you for staying with us and trusting! Over the past 5 years, we have received a lot of grateful feedback from readers, whom our materials have helped to arrange life after moving to the United States. We have big plans, we do not want to stop or slow down the pace of work. Even now…

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected our income, and in order to stay afloat, we have to ask YOU for support. We will be grateful for any amount and will make every effort to continue to publish news and a lot of useful information just as quickly.

Thank you for being with us!

Always yours, ForumDaily!

Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the "Display Priority" option and read us first. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our РєР ° РЅР ° Р »РІ Telegram - there are many interesting things. And join thousands of readers ForumDaily Woman и ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information. 



 
1102 requests in 2,516 seconds.