Moving Abroad in 2024: Moving Cost Calculator

Moving Abroad in 2024: Moving Cost Calculator

Moving Abroad in 2024: Moving Cost Calculator

Estimate The Cost of Your International Move with Our Moving Calculator

Just like forecasting the weather, estimating the cost of an international move can be daunting. Unexpected situations can pop up affecting the final price. An indication of the price can however give peace of mind when it comes to planning your international move. 

Our moving cost calculator is designed and built around our expertise and experience. With over 175.000 yearly users, we know our numbers. 

What are the factors in your move?

Our calculator focuses on key factors that significantly impact the price of your international move:

  • Size of Your Home: The size of your house has a direct correlation with the total amount of furniture (m3). Select the number of bedrooms (1-5) to give us a rough idea of how much stuff you'll be shipping.

  • Services: International moves often require additional help. Choose the services you'd like, including packing assistance, packing materials, disassembly and reassembly of furniture, and even cleaning your old or new home. 

  • Taking Your Car: Shipping a car adds another layer of complexity (and cost) to your move. Let us know if your four-wheeled friend is coming along.

  • Storage Needs: Sometimes, the timing between selling your old place and moving into your new one might require temporary storage. Storage is often times more necessary then you might think. 

Our calculator is built around a broad data set that we gathered throughout the years of helping over 500.000 people with their international move. The calculator is correct around 80% of the time, with deviations up to 10%. We can confidently say that the price the calculator calculates for your move is accurate, try out our moving cost calculator:

*No rights can be derived from the algorithm. The estimate depends on many variables. A 3 bedroom house can, for example, take up more space than a 5 bedroom house, which can directly influence the price. 

The cost of shipping a container across the world varies greatly, so we’ve compiled a list of the most popular lanes and the shipping costs associated with the move.

Beyond the Calculator

While our calculator provides a valuable starting point, remember there are other factors that can influence the final cost:

  • Destination Country: Distance and import/export regulations play a big role.

  • Insurance: Protecting your belongings during transit is crucial.

  • Surcharges: Extra fees or services added to the total shipping cost, these differ greatly per port, state, or country. 

  • Unforeseen extra: Whilst the price is normally set, sometimes unforeseen extra costs can arise, so be wary. 

Easy ways to save money

  • Decluttering: This is your golden rule. The less stuff you have, the less you'll pay to transport it.  Hold a garage sale, donate used items to charity, or recycle what you no longer need. Shedding excess baggage will not only lighten your wallet but also simplify the packing process.

  • Cheap materials: Packing supplies can quickly eat into your budget. Sturdy cardboard boxes can be obtained for free from local businesses, and old clothes and towels make excellent padding for fragile items. Newspaper can also be a great way to wrap dishes and fill empty spaces in boxes, but be careful not to save too hard as broken items can cost you more. 

  • Packing yourself: Packing your own belongings can be a significant cost saver. However, be honest about your time constraints and packing skills. If you have a mountain of fragile antiques or a chronic case of procrastination, consider hiring professional packers for high-value items or intricate furniture disassembly.

  • Getting quotes from multiple movers: Don't be afraid to play the field! Get quotes from several different moving companies, which can be easily done through our platform. Be clear about your needs (packing services, insurance options, etc.) and compare pricing structures to find the best fit for your budget.

  • Choosing the right period: Just like airline tickets, moving costs fluctuate depending on the season. Peak moving season (summer) typically comes with higher prices due to increased demand. Consider scheduling your move for a shoulder season (spring or fall) when rates might be more negotiable.

These simple tips can help you save quite a significant amount of money, but the services that the moving companies provide will always give better results then doing it yourself. So make substantiated decisions on what parts you would like to save money, and what you find important. 

Getting Started is Easy!

Ready to take the first step towards your international move? Fire up our calculator, input your details, and get a personalized cost estimate. This will empower you to budget effectively and make informed decisions about your move.

Remember: Don't hesitate to contact professional international movers for a more precise quote. They can provide a tailored plan based on your specific needs and destination.

With a little planning and our handy calculator, your international move can be a smooth and successful adventure!


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