I'm sure this subject has been approached, but I haven't seen anything on an American moving to Europe. If this IS a repeat topic, just point me in the right direction. My girlfriend and I would LOVE to move to Europe. We both have been all around Europe and just feel so much more at home there rather than here in the States. My girlfriend hasn't been to Prague, but I am taking her this July. During our visit, we would like to inquire about jobs/salary/housing. This site is very informative and has provided much information, but I wonder about how the hiring practices are. I know Holland has pretty strict laws concerning their hiring practice. They interview Dutch citizens first, then they will interview other Europeans, then they will go outside of Europe. How is the Czech Rep when it comes to this situation? Is it easier for an outsider to get a job in the Czech Rep than in Holland? I thought about going to Ireland first because they are deperate for workers. If I could get a Visa in Ireland, that's an open invite to the rest of Europe, right? I see that salaries aren't great, or atleast comparable to what I make now. I currently live in NYC and the pay is usually greater than the majority of the US. If the salary isn't that great, even though the cost of living seems to be pretty darn good, I have wondered about the taxes. I don't mind paying a lot in taxes as long as I see that the tax money is being used for what it is supposed to be used for. From what I've seen of Prague, the streets are clean, no potholes, clean and newer police cars etc. AND FREE HEALTH CARE. I know it's not all it's cracked up to be, but it's still better than here IMO. I've heard that some surgeries can take weeks or months to schedule even though it is a serious situation. Is that a by product of free health care? Is this even the right assumption? I know that the grass isn't always greener on the other side, but I feel that we would be much better off living somewhre in Europe. The conscious level seems to be WAY higher than the majority of Americans that are fast asleep. I know, there's good and bad everywhere. Anyway, Prague is second on my list of places to move to. Munich is first, but I don't know about the salaries too much and they are mighty pricey there. That's for another day though. I have looked for sites that advertise job listings, but most are in Czech. Can anyone direct me to an English optional site that I can go to? I have found a few, but maybe someone local can turn me to a better site. Thanks in advance.