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Old 03-04-2014, 02:02 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Experiences you could justify generalizing to all of Canada??
Yep, was godawful.

 
Old 03-04-2014, 02:05 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Canada is larger in area than Europe with plenty of regional variations... Having a bad experience in Winnipeg (heck in the winter everyone has bad experiences there lol) and saying you wouldn't want to live anywhere else in Canada, would be like me saying I had bad experiences in Barcelona and thus I wouldn't want to live in Belfast.
Well no its not the same because they are completely foreign countries.
 
Old 03-04-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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Living some years in the US would be a great experience. But moving definitely ? No. And it's the same for most people around here. It's not surprising.. French never were an emigration population. Most of the time if a French have to leave definitely France it's for a sunny island.
 
Old 03-08-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Finland
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I have visit several places on US and Canada and if necassery, could think to stay some years at some places on California or at Canada, Vancouver...But no place like home,living in US or Canada can not give to me anything what I need or want.
I have born to finn and will stay here, to the end of my life.
 
Old 03-10-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: SW US
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Living some years in the US would be a great experience. But moving definitely ? No. And it's the same for most people around here. It's not surprising.. French never were an emigration population. Most of the time if a French have to leave definitely France it's for a sunny island.
Interesting. Some of my ancestors came from France to the US in the 19th century
 
Old 03-10-2014, 03:32 PM
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The main thing that sucks with having an American passport is if you wish to move abroad, you are still required to file taxes despite not living there anymore and the banks in your host country are required to report American citizen assets to Uncle Sam.....


Talk about big overreachment of government even outside its jurisdiction.

It is like it is punishing us Americans who want to explore and experience life outside the US.

At least Canada does not tax you abroad unless you still own property over there.
 
Old 03-10-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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The main thing that sucks with having an American passport is if you wish to move abroad, you are still required to file taxes despite not living there anymore and the banks in your host country are required to report American citizen assets to Uncle Sam.....


Talk about big overreachment of government even outside its jurisdiction.

It is like it is punishing us Americans who want to explore and experience life outside the US.

At least Canada does not tax you abroad unless you still own property over there.

Only if you make over a certain amount (rich) will they force you to pay taxes anywhere. Otherwise it's no big deal.
 
Old 03-10-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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We have lived in the US for some time and moved back here. The US is worse in just about anything: job market, employee rights, healthcare, price and quality of groceries and food, quality of housing, lots of urban decay, overall worse quality of consumer products, no infrastructure for public transportation, cycling or walking.

Actually, the worst is despite the overall friendliness of the Americans, everyone is trying to rip you off. In stores, when trying to rent a place, when trying to buy a car, when applying for a job. And we hated the urban sprawl and large distances overall. Every small daily errand takes a long time to do because of the huge distances.

Quality of live is just much better over here in Europe. I will never move to the US or even visit it again.
 
Old 03-10-2014, 04:02 PM
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Only if you make over a certain amount (rich) will they force you to pay taxes anywhere. Otherwise it's no big deal.
No, you are still required to file your taxes regardless of income.

It costs hundreds of dollars for someone filing your foreign taxes in your host country and Uncle Sam is making it harder for middle class Americans to open a bank account in their host country because the banks do not want to deal with the US government meddling and costs to appease spying on its non-wealthy citizens.

FATCA should only apply to wealthy American citizens who live in the states and have secret Swiss banking accounts, not those normal Americans who no longer live in the States.
 
Old 03-10-2014, 10:46 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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We have lived in the US for some time and moved back here. The US is worse in just about anything: job market, employee rights, healthcare, price and quality of groceries and food, quality of housing, lots of urban decay, overall worse quality of consumer products, no infrastructure for public transportation, cycling or walking.

Actually, the worst is despite the overall friendliness of the Americans, everyone is trying to rip you off. In stores, when trying to rent a place, when trying to buy a car, when applying for a job. And we hated the urban sprawl and large distances overall. Every small daily errand takes a long time to do because of the huge distances.

Quality of live is just much better over here in Europe. I will never move to the US or even visit it again.
How do they try to rip you off in stores? Or when applying for a job?

The key to dealing with urban sprawl is to choose your location carefully. Pick a part of town that has most, or all, the shops you need, so you can walk to the grocery, the pharmacy, to a few restaurants, etc. It can be done. I've lived in the US all my life, never had a car until recently, and walked to get most of what I needed. The bus systems where I've lived were fine for going across town or downtown to special events.
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