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Old 06-25-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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I currently reside in Houston, TX where the cost of living is fairly cheap and the salary is high.

Any suggestions for Canada?
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Relatively speaking, it probably goes to Toronto. First all, not many cities in Canada have abundant jobs. Vancouver is for people with tons of cash, Calgary's living expenses is sky high not to mention its economy is high volatile. Montreal is stagnant in terms of economy.
Other cities... are there any?
If you move from Houston to any place in Canada, the price will likely be a shock (ranging from grocery to cars and houses), especially coupled with probably even lower pays.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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I would say SW Ontario, London in particular. It's not hard to get a job there that pays $15/hr (or at least it wasn't, before the recession), but the cost-of-living is much lower than other cities its size in Canada. A decent apartment might run you $600/mth, and the average house price is around $140,000.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Honestly, it doesn't exist in Canada in the same way it does in Texas. If that's what you're seeking, stay where you are. In Canada, where the cost of living is low, the salaries are low... unless you're extremely specialized, like a doctor. Where the salaries are high(er) (ie: Vancouver, Toronto, etc.) the cost of living is equally as high.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:56 PM
 
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Relatively speaking, it probably goes to Toronto. First all, not many cities in Canada have abundant jobs. Vancouver is for people with tons of cash, Calgary's living expenses is sky high not to mention its economy is high volatile. Montreal is stagnant in terms of economy.
Other cities... are there any?
If you move from Houston to any place in Canada, the price will likely be a shock (ranging from grocery to cars and houses), especially coupled with probably even lower pays.
Toronto? Thats a very expensive city.

Hmmm. So Montreal would be the only option? What about someone making like $35K in Houston. Where should that person live to save the most money?
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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I would say SW Ontario, London in particular. It's not hard to get a job there that pays $15/hr (or at least it wasn't, before the recession), but the cost-of-living is much lower than other cities its size in Canada. A decent apartment might run you $600/mth, and the average house price is around $140,000.
Oh ok this sounds more like Houston.

What part of SW Ontario? Is there website where we can compare the salary vs cost of living from USA to Canada?
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:58 PM
 
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Honestly, it doesn't exist in Canada in the same way it does in Texas. If that's what you're seeking, stay where you are. In Canada, where the cost of living is low, the salaries are low... unless you're extremely specialized, like a doctor. Where the salaries are high(er) (ie: Vancouver, Toronto, etc.) the cost of living is equally as high.

No, I was just curious.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Oh ok this sounds more like Houston.

What part of SW Ontario? Is there website where we can compare the salary vs cost of living from USA to Canada?
Pretty much from Kitchener/Waterloo south, with London being the centre of the region. I don't know of a website, but keep in mind that the area has been hit really hard with job losses recently.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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Pretty much from Kitchener/Waterloo south, with London being the centre of the region. I don't know of a website, but keep in mind that the area has been hit really hard with job losses recently.
Is it a Slum area?
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Is it a Slum area?
Not at all. Just a bit down on its luck, especially the further south-west you go down towards the Windsor area.
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