Pros and Cons: UK, USA and CANADA - Where would you live?

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I'm just curious as to the best place to live, out of those three countries; taking into account, healthcare, education, job opportunities, standard of living, etc etc etc.

Purely out of interest.
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Canada tops the list for most of the criteria you mentioned.
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Canada.

Although most of the games companies are in UK and USA. But whatever Canada is the best country overall by miles.
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Hmmm, I don't actually know that much about Canada to know whether I would have a better quality of life there than in the UK. However I do know Canada has a much more reasonable approach to healthcare than the US, so I'd choose Canada over the US any day.
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america - weather, geography, liberty, culture, etc
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I'm quite happy where I am now (England) but I wouldn't mind living in Canada. I hear it's a bit chilly in winter, though.
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I'm quite happy where I am now (England) but I wouldn't mind living in Canada. I hear it's a bit chilly in winter, though.
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I've lived in both the UK and the US. Out of the two I definitely prefer the US; imo it beats the UK in pretty much every way.
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UK and Canada are great, Americas getting scary tbh lol
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Uk for political influence in the world and more business friendly. Us is too dangerous everyone's got a bloody gun! Canada's education is much better than Us & UK's. So probs UK. But wouldn't mind Canada! Defo not us tho.

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UK has one of the strongest passports in the world i.e where you dont need a visa to get into another country (i think its joint first with Finland)
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(Original post by zippity.doodah)
america - weather, geography, liberty, culture, etc
Assuming that we are talking about the USA - "america" is a continent and it really p*sses off citizens of the continent when the USA "takes over" the word

The USA doesn't have "better weather" - some parts do. It's a daft statement on a country that is 5,000 wide.
You are more likely to be shot and being shot will cost you a lot of money.
you pay up front for university

My G/f is Canadian and the west coast is generally a nice safe affluent place with similar social values to the uk
The people are nicer, and in general more polite.

You never tend to hear "I hate Canadians"
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Isn't Canada that bit similar to the UK than the U.S. is? If so, I'd happily move to Canada. The U.S. is too trigger happy and money hungry for my liking.
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(Original post by domonict)
Assuming that we are talking about the USA - "america" is a continent and it really p*sses off citizens of the continent when the USA "takes over" the word
okay fine, I understand your point and I'm sorry - but don't tell me americans don't call this country "england" when it's actually "the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland"

The USA doesn't have "better weather" - some parts do. It's a daft statement on a country that is 5,000 wide.
well gee, I wonder whether or not I meant "the better regions"...after all, I *love* alaska with all the snow and bears and the ******ed ex-governor...

You are more likely to be shot and being shot will cost you a lot of money.
you pay up front for university
I don't care - people shouldn't be expected to pay for my tuition for me in taxes, and I'd rather carry a gun at all times if it meant I'd be safer, as opposed to never have a gun and potentially get, like you said, shot myself.

My G/f is Canadian and the west coast is generally a nice safe affluent place with similar social values to the uk
The people are nicer, and in general more polite.
I've been to america (oh, sorry, "the united states of", and the people there have always been shockingly pleasant compared to the UK - "similar social values to the UK" - you're not doing canada any favours...

You never tend to hear "I hate Canadians"
nobody says anything about canadians in the first place - I wonder why. also, I think it's really shallow of you to attempt to tell me that, with a massive generalisation, that americans aren't nice people just because their government(s) have been negative in the past (or something like that). do you really think it's their fault?
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Lets see - Move to America, get shot, and then get bankrupted by the medical charges. Sounds good to me.


I'd probably stay in the UK but Canada does sound good, apart from the colder weather
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I lived in the US for a bit. I loved everything, except the healthcare system. It'd put me off ever want to live their permanently. Hours queuing trying to get a simple required jab, insurance companies claiming they'll cover things then don't, paying ridiculous amounts for tiny things. All this would have took two minutes in the UK and would have been free.
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(Original post by stemmery)
I'm just curious as to the best place to live, out of those three countries; taking into account, healthcare, education, job opportunities, standard of living, etc etc etc.

Purely out of interest.
I shan't comment on standard of living since that's objective unless you go by GDP per capita (but you standard of living will be affected by variable living costs ect.. anyway).

From birth..

Healthcare: UK>Canada>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>USA
Education: USA>UK>Canada (this is higher education, at primary and secondary level Asia and parts of Europe beat us all)
Employment: Varies but all roughly equal. Wages tend to be better in the US but its probably better to be poor in the UK and Canada. Canada is the most equal country of the three.

Personally i'd probably choose to have been born in Canada purely because of the proximity to the USA without the gun crime and healthcare policies, the UK gives easier access to Europe than Canada does but unfortunately Europe is more socialistic in some countries and also speaks a language thats not English.

Having said that, today i'd rather stay in the UK and work here.

When i retire however, i wish to move to Hawaii along with having access to California and New York. Provided my children can get access too.
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Canada, but I just hate how cold it is there.
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Sounds good, I wanted to know a lot more about Canada as I honestly don't know much about it, i.e. their healthcare system etc.
I've lived in the US but I was young then, so I have no idea what it was like, and can't compare it to living in the UK. My only issue with the UK is that I probably wouldn't live anywhere other than London, but the value for money in London is just appalling.
Plus I would love to get to a different country and discover another way of living.
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1. Canada
2. UK
3. U.S
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