16 foreign countries that Americans move to most frequently

If you have ever uttered the words 'I am moving to Canada if Trump or Hillary wins,' then you might want to consider Mexico as an option too.

According to the Migrant Policy Institution, as of mid-2015, there were over 877,000 Americans living in Mexico. Mexico makes up by far the biggest portion of Americans emigrants, while Canada is second with 343,000.

The election results are contentious enough that even MapQuest is offering a grand prize of $10,000 to help assist a winner with the transition to the Great White North to escape a possible commander-in-chief.

Even though the most Americans immigrate to these countries, that does not necessarily mean they are the easiest places to gain citizenship or a working visa.

If you are ready to pick and move on election night just as the final results come in, you may consider moving to Svalbard. The tiny archipelago, located north of the Arctic Circle, is technically part of Norway, but it doesn't abide by the Immigration Act. No residence permit or visa is needed to settle on the icy land mass.

If you would rather deal with months of zero sunlight, temperatures dropping below -22 degrees Fahrenheit and the threat of polar bears than spend another second on the same land mass as your new president, then welcome to Svalbard.

But if you'd rather exile yourself to a country with thousands of other American expats, click below for a new place to call your home

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Countries that Americans migrate to most frequently

Ireland

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 31,000

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Philippines

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 36,000

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Switzerland

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 38,000

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Spain

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 40,000

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Bangladesh

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 46,000

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Japan

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 50,000

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Italy

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 54,000

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France

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 54,000

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South Korea

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 69,000

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Israel

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 79,000

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Australia

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 111,000

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Germany

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 138,000

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Puerto Rico

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 165,000

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United Kingdom

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 212,000

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Canada

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 343,000

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Mexico

Migrant Americans as of 2015: 877,000

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