U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-06-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
3,563 posts, read 2,059,890 times
Reputation: 4018

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken S. View Post
So essentially "good quality of life" = living in a large city?
not in my book Ken, the opposite in fact.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-06-2015, 10:01 AM
 
18,277 posts, read 10,380,277 times
Reputation: 13339
Quote:
Originally Posted by drro View Post
I'd rather not argue over this, in the end Canada and Western Europe both do much better than the 'most developed, technologically advanced, richest country with the highest living standard, strongest economy, lowest cost of living, and the best education and healthcare system' . I'm sure Canada would even rank higher if it weren't for that climate.

No argument intended or desired but why would you deem it necessary to take a post stating something positive about any country and immediately turn it into a negative about another country by spuriously comparing ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-06-2015, 10:10 AM
 
18,277 posts, read 10,380,277 times
Reputation: 13339
People need to actually read the link in some detail.

I'm sure Invince will let this go on for a bit before he returns to admonish us that the Mercer link is describing the most convenient (for lack of a better word) cities to live based upon immigration to those cities to perform work related technology based jobs with using of a number of qualifiers from ease of commuting, salaries expected to cost of living.

If you are thinking of accepting of a transfer from your technology based employer to avail yourself of a job opportunity, the Mercer index gives you an idea of whether that would be a good idea based upon a certain set of indicators.

It ain't a link intended to tell the average person where is the best place to live for over-all quality of life.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-06-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Ottawa
156 posts, read 147,939 times
Reputation: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by drro View Post
I'd rather not argue over this, in the end Canada and Western Europe both do much better than the 'most developed, technologically advanced, richest country with the highest living standard, strongest economy, lowest cost of living, and the best education and healthcare system' . I'm sure Canada would even rank higher if it weren't for that climate.
Dude, this is just pathetically insecure. Why do all of your posts hinge on an insane jealousy of the US?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-06-2015, 10:23 AM
 
1,317 posts, read 2,033,603 times
Reputation: 1132
Quote:
Originally Posted by babyblue1987 View Post
Dude, this is just pathetically insecure. Why do all of your posts hinge on an insane jealousy of the US?
Because it realises the intended effect, I expect.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-06-2015, 10:30 AM
 
1,385 posts, read 1,206,577 times
Reputation: 1707
Taxed-to-Death, Ontario

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoisite View Post
Probably some village like Spread Eagle Bay, or Come By Chance, or Goobies, or maybe Punkeydoodles Corners.

.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-06-2015, 11:30 AM
 
1,954 posts, read 1,946,610 times
Reputation: 1755
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruSan View Post
No argument intended or desired but why would you deem it necessary to take a post stating something positive about any country and immediately turn it into a negative about another country by spuriously comparing ?
Oh please, don't tell me you didn't notice Canada and Europe on top of the list and the US noticeably missing while half of the topics in the Canada forums are started by Americans claiming their superiority over Canada. I know it's just a list but other organizations like the OECD always come to the same conclusion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-06-2015, 11:42 AM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,268,124 times
Reputation: 7586
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken S. View Post
So essentially "good quality of life" = living in a large city?
Where are the "large city"?

Vienna: 2.5M
Zurich: 1.8M
Auckland: 1.5M
Munich: 2.7M
Vancouver: 2.3M
Dusseldorf: 1.5M
Frankfurt: 2.7M
Geneva: 0.9M (include part of France)
Copenhagen: 1.8M

I don't see a single "large city" in the list, and these are metro population. In terms of city population, Geneva has barely 200k, Zurich less than 400k, Vancouver/Dusseldorf/Copenhagen 600k, Frankfort 700k. The largest Munich is only 1.4M, hardly such a "large city".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken S. View Post
Taxed-to-Death, Ontario
Compared with what?

It is fine to complain, but how is Ontario tax burden excessive compared with other developed countries? I think only Asian countries/cities such as Singapore or Hong Kong have significantly lower taxes, and maybe Switzerland.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-06-2015, 11:49 AM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,268,124 times
Reputation: 7586
Quote:
Originally Posted by drro View Post
Oh please, don't tell me you didn't notice Canada and Europe on top of the list and the US noticeably missing while half of the topics in the Canada forums are started by Americans claiming their superiority over Canada. I know it's just a list but other organizations like the OECD always come to the same conclusion.
I fail to understand why people couldn't accept the fact that the US in general has a lower quality of life. All these rankings didn't exactly collude to bash the US.

Despite higher income and lower cost of living, American cities offer lower quality of life due a variety of non-financial reasons. Life is not just about purchase power.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-06-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
678 posts, read 663,745 times
Reputation: 498
Quote:
Originally Posted by botticelli View Post
I fail to understand why people couldn't accept the fact that the US in general has a lower quality of life. All these rankings didn't exactly collude to bash the US.

Despite higher income and lower cost of living, American cities offer lower quality of life due a variety of non-financial reasons. Life is not just about purchase power.
Agreed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top