Comfortable Living Questionnaire

Thank you for your participation in this questionnaire. The purpose of this research is to provide the city of Helmond with information regarding the housing preferences of Internationals and Expats moving to the Brainport region. Your contribution will help to create a more international-friendly environment in the future! One respondent will win a voucher to Spresso Gastrobar (at Strijp-S in Eindhoven), valued at €75,-! Make sure to fill in your email address if you would like a chance at winning this prize. Winners will be contacted via email on January 31st.
Name(Required)
You will only be contacted in the event that you are the winner of the Spresso voucher.
1. Profile
1.1. What is your age?(Required)
1.2. What is your gender?(Required)
1.3. Why are you moving/have you moved to the Netherlands?(Required)
1.4. I am currently looking for employment opportunities in the Netherlands.(Required)
1.5. What is your highest level of education?(Required)
1.6. What is your family situation?(Required)
1.7. What is your ethnicity(Required)
1.8. I/my partner is employed in the following city:(Required)
2. Safety
2.1. When choosing an area to live in, I research(ed) the safety of the area(Required)
2.2. If my preferred residential area has high crime rates, I will choose a different area to live in.(Required)
3. Housing
3.1. When coming to the Netherlands, I am searching/searched for:(Required)
3.2. My rental home budget is/was:
3.3. My budget for purchasing a home is/was:
3.4. I am purchasing/purchased a home not only to live in whilst in the Netherlands, but also as an investment.
3.5. What type of home are you looking for?(Required)
3.6. How do you want the home to be furnished?(Required)
3.7. What kind of specifications are important to you when searching for a home?(Required)
3.8. In what kind of area would you prefer to live?(Required)
3.9. What amenities do you prefer to live near to?(Required)
4. Culture
4.1. It is important for me/us to live in an area that has:(Required)
4.2. My culture is very different to the Dutch culture(Required)
4.3. It is important to me that the city I move to has shops with food from my country of origin(Required)
5. Language
5.1. I speak fluent English(Required)
5.2. I can speak enough Dutch to understand instructions or have a conversation(Required)
5.3. I can speak fluent Dutch(Required)
6. Education
6.1. I have children who go to primary or secondary school.(Required)
6.2. it is important that my children's school is within a short radius of our home, specifically:(Required)
6.3. We are willing to travel further to the children's school if we find the perfect home in a preferred area, as long as the commute to school is easy (train/bus/car)(Required)
6.4. We are willing to travel further to the children's school if we find the perfect home in a preferred area, as long as the commute to school is less than 20 minutes (train/bus/car)(Required)
6.5. If there is not a school within our preferred radius of our home, we will not move to that area.(Required)
7. Healthcare
7.1. It is important that there is a healthcare provider within a specific radius of my home, specifically:(Required)
7.2. It is important to me that our healthcare provider speaks fluent English(Required)
8. Transportation
8.1. What mode of transportation do/will you use to commute to work?(Required)
8.2. I would be willing to move to a city other than where my company is situated, as long as the commute is shorter than 30 minutes by public transport(Required)
8.3. I would be willing to move to a city other than where my company is situated, as long as the commute is shorter than 30 minutes by car or bike(Required)
9. Social Matters
9.1. I will only move to a city that has established social groups consisting of people from my country of origin(Required)
9.2. I will only move to a residential area that has more internationals from my country of origin within that area.(Required)
9.3. I actively seek out contact and friendship with my neighbours, regardless of ethnicity/nationality(Required)
10. Financial Matters
10.1. I will only move to a city/residential area that has banks that speak English(Required)
10.2. I will only purchase a home in an area that has a high property value and could potentially make a profit if I re-sell the home(Required)
11. Employment opportunities
11.1 It is important that I/my partner also finds a job whilst in the Netherlands(Required)
11.2. We will only move to a city where I/my partner also has job opportunities.(Required)
11.3. If looking for a job: I can only fulfil an English speaking role or a role in my native language.(Required)
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