Originally Posted by chicagoresident
I was just wondering if anyone could give me some general info on Vancouver. I want to get away from Chicago's harsh winters... I've heard that the weather in Vancouver is fairly decent. What is it like all year round? I'm asthmatic and need to find a place that had moderate temps all year round. What are the hot job fields there? Nice neighborhood to consider where the rent isn't too high?
If anyone has ever been to Chicago..how would you compare Vancouver with Chicago?
Thanks in advance!
If you are considering moving to Vancouver you will have to be ready for rain, and lots of it. The skies are grey and gloomy and there is rarely a sunny day. The rent is high all over BC, not just in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Cost of living is high as well and the transit system is one of the worst I have ever seen in all of Canada.
On a social level there is a high rate of homelessness and poverty and the wages are not too good. Crime is an issue too. If you have lots of cash in hand and you can secure yourself a job right away you might be able to make it there, but do not go to BC without lots of cash, that is why the local
people joke BC stands for "bring cash!". lorri