US woman explains why she regrets returning from Europe to live the ‘American dream’

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Kayleigh Donahue posted a TikTok video last November and admitted that she was 'bamboozled' when she moved back to Massachusetts
  • Kayleigh Donahue revealed that she regrets moving away from Europe in a video from November 2023 
  • She assumed moving to America would give her more career opportunities 
  • The content creator said that she would most likely move back to Europe 

An American woman who lived in Europe for four years has gone viral for explaining why she regrets moving back to the US.   

Kayleigh Donahue posted a TikTok video last November and admitted that she was ‘bamboozled’ when she moved back to Massachusetts. 

Donahue assumed that moving back to America would be a good thing and believed there would be more career opportunities and better pay.

‘I really got sucked into the American dream of living when I was abroad,’ she stated.

Donahue revealed that she would most likely be moving back to Europe and was ‘living life lavishly over there’ compared to the US. 

Kayleigh Donahue posted a TikTok video last November and admitted that she was ‘bamboozled’ when she moved back to Massachusetts

Donahue assumed that moving back to America would be a good thing and believed there would be more career opportunities and better pay

Donahue assumed that moving back to America would be a good thing and believed there would be more career opportunities and better pay

Donahue moved to Europe back in 2018 and lived in Dublin, Ireland before returning to the US.

However, her move seemingly didn’t work out as well as she thought it would.

‘I literally have lost money by moving back here,’ she said. 

‘I got a job where I made more money in America than I was making in Ireland, but I still can’t save.’

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According to Donahue, the cost of living in the US is higher, the job market is not good, and she has ‘way less time off.’

The content creator revealed she had 29 paid days off a year in Ireland and now only has 10 in the US.

‘What I thought would be a good decision of me moving back to make money and spring forward my career led me to being more poor.’  

According to Donahue, she had 29 paid days off a year in Ireland and now only has 10 in the US. She also admitted to losing money since moving back to America

According to Donahue, she had 29 paid days off a year in Ireland and now only has 10 in the US. She also admitted to losing money since moving back to America

It’s unclear what Donahue’s career was back in Ireland, but according to the Organisation of Working Time Act, if she was a full-time employee, she would be required to have 20 paid vacation days each year.

She also didn’t clarify what he current job is, but according to 2024 statistics, the average American worker gets only 11 days of paid vacation a year.

Property prices between the US and Ireland are also very different.

The price of renting in and outside of the cities in the US is much more expensive than in Ireland.

According to Numbeo, the average price of buying an apartment in a US city is nearly $770, while in Ireland, it’s only $498.28. 

Donahue primarily lived in Dublin, Ireland for four years, but was able to vacation in other countries throughout Europe

Donahue primarily lived in Dublin, Ireland for four years, but was able to vacation in other countries throughout Europe 

Social media users who currently live in Europe were thankful that Donahue posted the video. The content creator admitted that she would even move just for the vacation days

Social media users who currently live in Europe were thankful that Donahue posted the video. The content creator admitted that she would even move just for the vacation days 

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Several TikTokers were attracted to the idea of several vacation days, and Donahue even admitted that she’d move back ‘just for the 20+ vacation days.’

‘American living in Amsterdam right now with Irish boyfriend, he thinks he wants to try the U.S., I don’t want to… I’m just going to send him this ty!,’ a TikTok user wrote.

Other users wrote that they were ‘tearing up’ as soon as they heard how many paid vacation days she had in Ireland.

Donahue responded to several comments made by TikTok users, and even thanked a TikTok user who wrote that she gave ‘splitting facts.’

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