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Canada VS Australia to live in?

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#1 nukenorman

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 14:08

I know Australia has droughts to deal with but Canada could end up getting dragged down by the US. What are the upsides and downsides of living in Australia vs living in Canada? Which one would be a better place to live, and not just presently but in the long run. Which one will fare worse in the years to come? Where would you be better off.

I know Australia has better beaches and is warmer than Canada but the climate and stuff isn't the question here. I'm talking about where would you have more political, economic, and social freedom, with a higher quality of life, etc.

Also if anyone knows the comparison of the social programs of social safety net and healthcare. Maybe they are both very simular?

PS: I imagine if you ordered anything online that is not in Australia or NZ that the cost for shipping would be enourmous since it is so far away from the major power houses of North American and Europe. But then again I dont know thats why im asking :-).


#2 articuno1au

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 14:16

Australia.

Not quantifying my assertion, merely asserting.

#3 Daedroth

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 14:18

I don't know about Canada, but I know that Australia has some very awkward immigration policies, such as you need sponsorship, be in a profession they deem worthy and enough cash to support your not guaranteed application for a visa.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 14:23

What are the upsides and downsides of living in Australia vs living in Canada?

Everything is downside up in Australia (according to the internets).

Personally, I'd choose Canada. Because it's not US but is close to it. Everywhere except Quebec, that is. It's not quite Canada, anyway.

#5 nokiddler

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 19:28

Weather is infinitely better in Australia, but I guess that Canada has a more dinamic economy and has softer inmigration policies.

#6 MillionVoltss

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 19:34

Ive thought about this too, Wont Australia get a dependance on importing food as the droughts and temps increase, which of course will raise the price of fresh food.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 19:41

canada...its more connected to the rest of the world

we get forgotten about less

#8 Mippie

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 19:48

http://en.wikipedia....velopment_Index
http://en.wikipedia...._United_Nations
http://en.wikipedia....with_Life_Index (This one might not be that accurate)

Basically these are some pretty good countries to live in.

#9 +chconline

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 20:37

Canada is better.

You drive on the right side of the road, you sleep, eat, and walk the correct side up, and you don't vote for a "Liberal" party that's really Conservative. Also, in Canada, we don't heat our homes using air conditioners. We use furnaces.

#10 vetneufuse

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 20:41

Canada is better.

You drive on the right side of the road, you sleep, eat, and walk the correct side up, and you don't vote for a "Liberal" party that's really Conservative. Also, in Canada, we don't heat our homes using air conditioners. We use furnaces.


that'd be a heat pump :p

#11 Slammers

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 20:50

As someone in NZ who has been to both, I'd choose australia without a doubt. Weather is amazing, people are all sooo nice, so much freedom. Canada is like this to but to a lesser extent. To me Canada was alot like a much nicer version of America whereas Australia is it's own country. Of course I have to add, NZ destroys both in ease of living lol.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 20:55

In all honesty, Iceland seems like it's on the right path as of late. Not really speaking from experience here, though. Just from what I've read in the news and all.

#13 ShyWriter

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 21:02

Canada.. British Columbia along the sea side of the Pacific northwest.. I'm an American and only a very stubborn wife has kept me in Florida the last 43 years. Canadians (at least in the BC area - Vancouver/Victoria/Whistler and surrounding areas are all I got to visit in 1998 - My only visit :( ) are what Americans used to be in the golden years; Polite, friendly, personable, etc, et al..

If I ever win the Lottery, the wife gets half with no argument and I'll be on my way to the Pacific northwest of Canada. *wry grin* (with or without her :) )

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#14 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 21:11

I vote for Canada (around the big cities, at least). I was in Vancouver for a week on vacation, and it's definitely the most beautiful city I've ever been in. It's very rich, the people are nice, the scenery is beautiful, and the weather is great considering the area. Can't wait to explore the other big cities of Canada.

I can't speak for Australia, but you do hear lots and lots of complaints about the government.

#15 linsook

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 21:25

Canada is better.

You drive on the right side of the road, you sleep, eat, and walk the correct side up, and you don't vote for a "Liberal" party that's really Conservative. Also, in Canada, we don't heat our homes using air conditioners. We use furnaces.


There are many methods we use to heat our homes. Forced induction (furnace/hvac) is the most widely used but of course not the only method we use.

Australia vs Canada. To be honest, I think they are very similar, we are the common wealth after all. So either way you go, in terms of living standards, will be the same however I think the cost of living in Canada is cheaper and from what I hear, I don't personally know, better 'integrated' with one another.

I just googled this website, very insteresting : http://www.numbeo.co...country2=Canada

Consumer Prices in Canada are 21.04% lower than in Australia
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Canada are 24.33% lower than in Australia
Rent Prices in Canada are 36.32% lower than in Australia
Restaurant Prices in Canada are 24.05% lower than in Australia
Groceries Prices in Canada are 17.66% lower than in Australia
Local Purchasing Power in Canada is 1.57% higher than in Australia