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Old 01-18-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Hi I'm French and hesitating beteen leaving France or stayin... any pros and cons of both countries? thanks
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Hi I'm French and hesitating beteen leaving France or stayin... any pros and cons of both countries? thanks
H salut cher compatriote
It's not so easy, what is your education attainment ? What kind of job do you want ? If it's just High School Diploma you should stay in France, but if you're scientist or engineer you should go to the US (better wages, better R&D budgets)
More details are necessary.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Hi I'm French and hesitating beteen leaving France or stayin... any pros and cons of both countries? thanks
Contrary to the beliefs of many posters, you cannot just pack up and settle in the U.S. today. You need to have a sponsor, or a lot of money, etc.

Assuming you could move, the pros for the U.S. would include higher salaries for most professional occupations, greatly reduced tax rates, and lower cost of living (except in certain scenarios, e.g. you have a health issue that requires regular treatment). In purely material terms, the standard of living for the average American, especially American professionals, exceeds that of their French counterparts by a great degree. The disadvantages of life in the U.S. coming from France would be vastly diminished vacation time, increased average work hours, a "less healthy" lifestyle, and lessened job stability.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I believe you're going to need to be MUCH more specific and list exactly what things you'd like to compare between the two countries, please.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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Contrary to the beliefs of many posters, you cannot just pack up and settle in the U.S. today. You need to have a sponsor, or a lot of money, etc.

True for every country in the world except our neighbors to the South. They seem to get special privileges.

As others have stated, we need to know more about you, your life in France, and what you would be looking for ici aux Etats-Unis. If I was in Southern France I would probably stay there. Can't beat the Alps and the Meditteranean!
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