If someone makes 50k a year they can live twice as well in the states as they can in Canada.
Edited, Aug 26th 2009 12:52pm by boriss
Nice about the health care in Canada though.
Without health insurance a single trip to a hospital by ambulance and an overnight stay can cost over $9,000.
Trust me, BTDT.
Not to mention that most life insurance people get here is totally sucked dry if that person ends up in the hospital with a bad disease. Just the health insurance deductible is enough to wipe out an average life insurance policy if the person has cancer or some long term illness.
300k as an average house sounds a lot like average houses in the places I've lived.
The house I used to live in the suburbs was 275k when I moved into it...oh...well over a decade ago.
They started building new houses in that area and some of them are going for over 500k. It's in a no-name town that has nothing that great about it.
Housing prices here have completely skyrocketed in the past few years, forcing a lot of people into foreclosure and making them rent instead. And the hike in demand for apartments and in property taxes makes apartment prices go up 15-20% a month each year.
But our salaries aren't going up.
I don't know how expensive food is in Canada though, sorry, but 300k for an average house sounds like the average house I've seen in the U.S. too. (Although Canadian sales tax is much higher than average U.S. sales tax)
10$ more for a game doesn't really seem like a big deal.
That extra 10$ could be to get the game through customs and it also has to switch postal carriers.
How is the job market about there compared to the U.S?
During the recession there were representatives from several Canadian companies here in Philadelphia offering to PAY recent graduates and unemployed people to move up to Canada to to GIVE them jobs.
And in the U.S. people are being
laid-off left and right. Edited, Aug 26th 2009 3:32pm by Finaa