Tag : vancouver
As I prepare for my move at the end of the month, I’ve been thinking more and more about my decision to stay close to Vancouver.
It is a very expensive city to live in, but I feel at home here.
Am I a fool for staying here when I can’t really afford it? Maybe, but I just can’t see myself living anywhere else at this point in my life.
What Makes This City Expensive?
You could blame all those years of being ranked as one of the top cities to live in. Obviously there’s a reason this city gets those rankings though.
Technically they make those lists based on the following criteria: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. So it’s got those kinds things going for it. Generally it’s just a beautiful city with plenty to see and do. Plus it’s one of the few areas in Canada that gets very little snow.
As a result of those benefits, rent prices and housing prices are very steep. With all the great restaurants here, dining out can really add up too. Also I’m a sucker for wasting…Read more...