A look into Dutch expats living in the U.S.

TransferWise content team
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More than 88,000 Dutch expats call the U.S. their new home

New York City is home to the biggest number of Dutch expats in the country (check out our guide on how to adjust to the U.S.).

However, Seattle, Washington, is where you are most likely to run into one. This city has the highest concentration of Dutch expats relative to the city's population.

Trump has more online followers than Hillary

By analyzing aggregated social media data from the 88,580 Dutch expats living in the U.S., we were able to find out just who and what, the Dutch prefer to follow online.

When it comes to political figures, President Barack Obama's online profile leads in terms of popularity - he has nearly 6,000 likes from the Dutch.

As for this year's two presidential candidates, Donald Trump has more followers on social media than Hillary Clinton, although we can't know if that's more for the entertainment value.

Basketball beats football

American celebrities and athletes tend to be more followed in social media than their Dutch counterparts. LeBron James' 2,600 likes puts him above Robin van Persie, who has 1,100. Meanwhile, Michael Jordan has 1,700 likes, while late footballing legend Johan Cruyff has 860.

On the celebrity side, American electronic music producer, Skrillex, comes slightly ahead of Dutch DJ, Tiësto, by just 200 likes.

Just how much more money are they making by living in the U.S. versus back home?

Thanks to the recent climb of the dollar, Dutch expats in the U.S. have seen their earning rise significantly.

But they need to make sure they are not getting stung by their bank's exchange rate when they send money back to the Netherlands. TransferWise applies no exchange rate mark-up, unlike a bank or broker, so you'll receive more euros.

Take a look below to see what else we found.

All behavior and interests data was obtained by analyzing social media trends and likes. Rankings are based on social media followings and do not reflect the political views of the entire Dutch expat community.

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