I haven't actually lived there, but I spent a good amount of time there over the summer. I think it all depends on who you talk to and what your preferences are. As far as money goes, you basically have to pay twice as much for everything there because our dollar is worth like half as much as a pound. So that kinda sucks, but other than that, I liked it there. It's beautiful, first off (especially in the cotswolds). The history is interesting, there are tons of free museums (which is nice because ours are hardly ever free. I think it's good that they're encouraging learning like that.) The food gets kind of boring after a while because it's basically always meat and potatoes and fish and hardly ever vegetables or fruit so you feel kind of unhealthy haha but I'm sure you can cook things on your own. Then there are the roads. If there's anything I learned from that trip, it's that frickin hate round-a-bouts. I think they have those instead of stoplights in most places. And their roads are really small, so if you drive, learn how to back up really well because there are some places where the roads are so narrow, you can really only fit one car on them and sometimes you have to back up until you can back into a pull out so the car going the other direction can pass. Oh and also there's the whole driving on the other side of the road thing. The people we talked to were all pretty nice, but I'm sure it's like any place you go. There'll be rude people. In fact, when their Parliament is having a debate over something they'll literally go "my good friend here is a bumbling idiot" haha so yeah. hmmmm what else... Their reality tv shows are really great, just sayin. And I love the fact that tea is really big over their so every afternoon, most restaurants have afternoon tea. I really like the weather too. It supposedly rains a lot there (although when we were over it was unseasonably warm). It's pretty cool that you're pretty close to a lot of other countries, too. We traveled around that whole island in a few weeks and got to see a bunch of cool stuff. OOH CASTLES I love that there are a ton of castles there. They're super cool. Okay yeah so that's all I can think of, but basically I like both countries for different reasons. England is so green and quaint and has so much history to it. America is a lot more big and spread out (in everything that we do, really). I think England just appeals to me because it's foreign and I haven't seen all of the things it has to offer, where as I've been living in America my whole life so I feel like it's more boring. I personally think it would be nice to live here, but retire there eventually. You could just try living there for a year or two and see how you like it before deciding where you want to stay, you know?