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Old 11-20-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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I'm from Canada but have never been to the U.S, I'm wondering just how similar the U.S is to Canada? do you have the same standard of living as us etc?
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:33 PM
 
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I'm from Canada but have never been to the U.S, I'm wondering just how similar the U.S is to Canada? do you have the same standard of living as us etc?
No, you will find it to be somewhat of a downgrade.
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:38 PM
 
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No, you will find it to be somewhat of a downgrade.
Really? I always assumed the U.S was much wealthier than us and had a higher standard of living. I know you have ghettos but I've always thought of those areas as few and far between. Most Canadians view Americans as wealthy.
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:33 PM
 
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No, you will find it to be somewhat of a downgrade.
That's certainly debateable
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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The areas of the United States along the Canadian Border are similar to the areas just across the border.
Eg. Portland is similar to Halifax, Boston is similar to Montreal, Hamilton is similar to Buffalo, Vancouver is similar to Seattle etc.
the South is a whole other ball game though.
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Really? I always assumed the U.S was much wealthier than us and had a higher standard of living. I know you have ghettos but I've always thought of those areas as few and far between. Most Canadians view Americans as wealthy.
Our country is much more developed, even the rural areas.

We have a lot more below average and poor people than you do. Our rich are richer, that is true. Our upper-middle and middle classes are a bit more worse off than yours (not as educated, have more expenses).

Things aren't as clean. People not as nice.

We believe we are what you are, but we actually are not.
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:32 PM
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The areas of the United States along the Canadian Border are similar to the areas just across the border.
Eg. Portland is similar to Halifax, Boston is similar to Montreal, Hamilton is similar to Buffalo, Vancouver is similar to Seattle etc.
the South is a whole other ball game though.
There's nothing comparable to the South in Canada, I don't even think there's anything comparable to the West in Canada outside of the Pacific Northwest. Most of the Canada/US comparisons come from the Midwest/Northeast.
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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There's nothing comparable to the South in Canada, I don't even think there's anything comparable to the West in Canada outside of the Pacific Northwest. Most of the Canada/US comparisons come from the Midwest/Northeast.
Minnesota/Manitoba are similar, the Twin Cities are like a big Winnipeg.
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Boston is similar to Montreal.
F*** the Habs.

Calais Maine is virtually identical to St. Stephens New Brunswick with only a bridge and a time zone between them, regions within the US can differ greatly. Someone from downeast Maine may need an interpreter to travel to Mississippi.
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Old 11-20-2016, 06:09 PM
 
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Overall: very similar. But I would say Canada is more similar to the US than the US is to Canada. Let me explain:

In the Northern US and Alaska, I think you will find that all those areas would feel a lot like Canada, except slightly less cold (minus Alaska). You might not even feel like you are in a different country in much of the Northern US. Your accent will also fit right in in a lot of places in the North too. But the US is much more developed and diverse when it comes to geography and climate. We also have about 10X your population. To put this in perspective: California alone has a higher population than all of Canada, and the NYC Metro area has about 2/3 of the entire population of Canada.
There are also many places in the US that are like not like anything Canada has to offer, where you will definitely feel like you are in another country. Example:

NYC, Miami, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Hawaii, all of California, pretty much all of the South, Texas, the deserts of the Southwest, and anywhere along the Mexican border. And all the territories, like Puerto Rico

I think in contrast, the only part of Canada that would feel foreign to Americans is Quebec

Some other differences: you guys have better social services and a less crazy political system. You guys seem to be much more united/less divided as a country overall. You guys seem more in agreement in political issues, and you guys are just way more chill overall. We are not chill. We are ****ing crazy.

I would actually love to live in Canada, if it weren't for the climate and the fact that I love living in NYC too much. I'm real tired of the politics here.

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