5 Things To Consider Before Changing Cities In Canada

There are many reasons why someone may decide to move to another city, be it better job opportunities, a different lifestyle etc however, making the transition to settling into a new city always comes with certain changes that you may have overlooked or underestimated how much of an impact they would have on your life as you know it. As a result, we have compiled a list of ten things to consider before moving to a new city in Canada.

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#1. Cost of living 

The cost of living in any city refers to the cost of day-to-day to expenses such as food, tax, health services, etc, in that place. The cost of living from city to city varies. It is generally thought to be much higher in big cities such as Toronto and lower in small towns. The general cost of living in that city would help you plan adequately for expenses and would also give you an idea of the income you might need to be comfortable whilst living there.

#2. Price of Housing

The cost of housing, be it a rented or a bought home, differs from place to place. Before picking a place to go, it is important for you to find out what city you’ll be residing in. Aside from having a cost of living you can afford, search for houses that you can afford. For instance, buying a house in Trois-Rivieres, is much cheaper than buying a house in Vancouver.

#3. Pollution

If you have always been one to avoid places that reek of pollution, then it would please you to know that you have been raising your quality of life. The presence of water, air or soil pollutants in a place affects the quality of life in that place. This is because there are many illnesses associated with pollution and diseases as a whole decreases the quality of life in a place. Before moving, find out how polluted your destination is and if you would be able to deal with it.

#4. The crime rate

Finding out about the crime rates in the city you are getting a house in is a necessity. Especially if you would be exposed to it in some way such as your working hours, mode of transportation etc.

#5. Health System

The health system in every city is very important. You can never be over-prepared for health emergencies. Therefore, it is important for you to find out how the response to health emergencies is in that new city, whether there are enough health facilities as well as the quality of health care in that city.

Moving to a new place can sometimes be scary. However remembering that things don’t work exactly the same way in every region of Canada, as well as finding out about your new city/town, gives you an edge over these differences.


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