Moving to Los Angeles

Millions of people from Europe, Canada and all over the world aspire to organise their move to Los Angeles to pursue acting or lifelong dreams of stardom. But there is more to L.A. than just Hollywood, and many are drawn to the city thanks to the world of opportunities it has to offer. Discover how Eurosender can help you with your relocation to Los Angeles through our range of affordable services for international removals.

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THE BASICS

Things to know before moving to Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US, second only to New York City. Take a look at some basic facts about the City of Angels:
State, Country
California, USA
Timezone
UTC –8
Currency
U.S Dollar (USD)
Population
4 million
Official Language
English
Dialling code
+1
Emergency number
911
Driving
On the right side

BEFORE MOVING

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Visa requirements for those who immigrate to Los Angeles

Moving to Los Angeles or anywhere else in the United States can be quite confusing, as visa requirements will differ depending on the duration of your stay. There are two main visas for which you can apply:
Non-immigrant visas are for those who do not plan to stay permanently and only wish to reside in the US temporarily, such as:

  • Student;
  • Businesses;
  • Specialist workers;
  • Tourists.

Immigrant visas require a sponsor and are more difficult to obtain, but if relocation to Los Angeles is your long-term plan, you can apply on the following grounds:

  • Family reunification;
  • Employment;
  • Adoption;
  • Investment.

If you need more visa-related information prior to immigrating to Los Angeles or anywhere else in the USA, visit the American immigration website or contact your local embassy.

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Relocation to Los Angeles | Apartment rentals and buying property

To give you an idea of your living expenses in Los Angeles, the cost to rent an apartment in downtown L.A. can range from $1.700 (€1.400) to $3.000 (€2.470) per month, and to buy property, it may cost you around $8.000 (€6.600) per square metre.

You can save on the cost of renting a furnished apartment in L.A. by bringing your own furniture instead! With Eurosender, you will get the best price-quality ratio for shipping personal belongings to Los Angeles or any other city across the globe!


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LIVING IN LOS ANGELES

Immigrating to Los Angeles | Living expenses

Los Angeles is home not only to the famously wealthy, but also those not so fortunate. Your daily expenses in Los Angeles will only be limited by your budget. For an inexpensive dinner for two, you could expect to pay around $75 (€62), not including tips. A beer will cost around $6, and a daily coffee in a local café could cost around $4 (€3.30). Reach out to expat communities to get some useful tips on carpooling, ridesharing and other ways to pay less after your relocation to Los Angeles.

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Job market information for those who wish to move to Los Angeles

You will be surprised to learn how many people organise their move to Los Angeles without a job, and not only those wishing to break into Hollywood! Many newcomers have a day job while they are first starting out. L.A.’s thriving tech-scene has thousands of start-ups with job opportunities for locals and foreigners with desired qualifications in I.T, engineering, marketing, and manufacturing. Vacancies can be found online, but many employers are skeptical about remote interviews. Thus, online job research is not always successful before you immigrate to Los Angeles.


Schools for expats in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, both private international schools and local public school also offer programs for foreign students. The public school system in Los Angeles consists of:

Preschool
Age: 0-4
Compulsory: No
Elementary school
Age: 5-11
Compulsory: Yes
Middle School
Age: 12-13
Compulsory: Yes
High School
Age: 12-16
Compulsory: Yes

Healthcare for expats in Los Angeles

The healthcare available to expats in Los Angeles, and its citizens is almost the same right across the United States, with world-class medical facilities but a confusing and expensive system to access. Healthcare is paid out of your own pocket or by your employer. In most cases, employers cover between 85% of medical expenses incurred by their employees an up to 75% of the premium for the collaborator’s dependents. Therefore, private health insurance is an option to consider regardless of employment status.


Driving in Los Angeles

Although driving in Los Angeles with a UK, Australian or other type of foreign license is allowed, it is also recommended to have an International Driving Permit (IDP). L.A. traffic is some of the busiest in the world. You can avoid some of the gridlock by carpooling where you can, which will give you free access to special lanes on the highway for 3 or more occupants.

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MOVING DESTINATIONS

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Move to Los Angeles from the UK or Europe

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Move to Los Angeles from Australia

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Move to Los Angeles from the US

When you need to relocate to another city within the United States, trust Eurosender to handle your move. Book budget-friendly shipping solutions for your relocation to Los Angeles in a few clicks. If you are in doubt about the right service for your move, let our logistics experts prepare a customised offer for shipping all your belongings to Los Angeles at an unbeatable price.


Disclaimer: All information on this page is true and correct as of 24.05.2021 and is subject to change at any time. Eurosender is not responsible for any updates or changes to any information on this page or actions taken by parties as a result of outdated information. Nevertheless, we do our best to keep all information across our website as current as possible.