People always have their own choices of living, lifestyle. City lifestyle and country lifestyle are two different types of livings. These have many differences in the environment, job opportunity, and cost of living. Therefore, the differences of these make people consider about the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city and country side.
There are several advantages of living in the country side. First, the environment in the countryside and the city is very different. It is less pollution and dangerous because there are fewer cars, motorbikes, and factories. Also, there are many trees which offer fresh air to us like living in green home. In the country side you are free to admire the breathtaking landscapes such as huge meadows, peaceful hills or forests. They have more time to relax, and stay healthier. The village people always try to protect their traditional habits and culture. The village has clean air and the environment is very beautiful. Moreover, traffic is not busy and it does not cause accidents as much as in the city. Furthermore, people usually keep eyes on neighbors’ estates; they are helpful to each other. They always react when something strange is happening. Another advantage is the cost of food, it is cheaper and you can afford everything as well.
Even if living in the county side provides you many good things, but there are still a few disadvantages. Education in the country side is so poor. There are not many schools; students do not understand much about the world. Most people there prefer their children to go farming rather than going school because they do not know the important of attending in schools. Although you finish your high school, there is no even one university for you to continue. they may need to come to city if you plan to be graduated. They are naïve and easily believe other bad people. For example: if there is a strange person come and give a little money than they just follow him/ her without having any thinking. Than In addition, people there depend on their farm to support their family or plants crop. They are very slow and lack of ideas to develop their own farming or living style. Moreover, there are not such interesting things to do during free time. The unemployment rate is also much higher than in the city. The same problem concerns the access to the hospitals, schools, police stations and shops, which are usually located far from the village. Getting information is not as fast as in city; they are less of media such as TV or radio, so sometimes they can face in troublesome. For example: If the flood comes, they do not even know when and how to prevent from it. Last of all, there is no internet connection which makes us hard to communicate or contact people.
Some people think living in city is more comfortable. First of all, there are a lot of facilities for people in the city and they have more opportunities for making money. For example: own their businesses can easily support their lives. We have more the job opportunities because there are lots of companies and organizations. Plus, education in the city is always much better than in countryside. There are many government schools and universities. As economy have grown up well, more and more private universities and schools increase and provide better education to students which focus on language such as English. Also, we can learn more than one language. In the city, there are large shop complexions, banks, offices, cinemas, hostels, clubs, hospitals etc. in and around the city. In addition, numbers of modern technologies nowadays help us a lot to have a better life in the city. We can enjoy our lives with those things such as using internet, entertainment, social network etc… Internet speed in the city is quite good; it helps us to do research for our study too. Finally, they can have their own luxurious car, house, or business according to their hard working.
Although living in the city provides benefits, there are many of advantages. The goods are more expensive. The traffic in the city is surely busy and cause many accidents too. Many people cannot go school or work because of traffic jam. Actually, traffic in Cambodia is terrible. People in the city need to work time and get part time job in order to have a better lives. Life in the city is very complicated. They are too busy with their work, so they do not have time to spend with their neighbors. People in the city are very selfish, they are very helpless. For example: when there is an emergency such as fire, there are no neighbors to help because they only care of their property and go away. Moreover, there is no fresh air and pure water. The environment is polluted with dust, smoke, garbage and dioxide gases from factories, cars, and vehicles. Most of the people who live in the city are corrupted. So there are lots of crimes in the city. Many thefts and murders often take place in the city. Thus, living in the city is not safe because there are a lot of crimes going on. The city is always busy and noisy. There are a lot of vehicles and people in the road. The streets are dusty and unclean. So it is hard to lead a healthy life in the city.
In conclusion, there are porn and con livings in the city and country side. Some people prefer to live in city because of modern things and standard. On the other hand, some more people prefer to live in the country side because they love nature and peace. However, I think it should be good both weather you choose city or country side. They will feel enjoyable and free if they choose one that suit to them. To me, even I know living in the city sometimes not really good enough and cause me in troublesome, but thing I like is education. Thus, I choose living in the city rather than the country side.
Life in the city is fast-paced and exciting, but, the hustle and bustle of big-city living often comes at the expense of community and living space. The country offers plenty of room, views and immediate contact with nature, however, with the beauty comes the bad. The peace and quiet of the country also means fewer opportunities for students, job seekers and entrepreneurs.
Cities negatively affect attention span, memory and mood.
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Upside of City Living
City residents enjoy a variety of housing types, from townhouses to apartment complexes, housing cooperatives to modern lofts. Communication, via cell phones and internet tend to be more reliable in the city, making it more convenient to live and work. Theaters, museums and dining offer a broad scope of culture and entertainment. City dwellers generally have more access to educational and recreational activities, which also make metropolitan living attractive. Public transportation networks are more prolific, cutting costs and fuel emissions associated with car travel. Urban dwellers have smaller carbon footprints than country dwellers, according to research by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.
Downside of City Living
Densely populated cities can be overwhelming; psychological studies have shown that crowds and mental overstimulation in urban environment increases aggression levels. Air and noise pollution are rife in bustling cities. Housing is at a premium, which causes rent rates to rise, and residents often must live in smaller units with minimal front yard and backyard space. The cost of living is significantly higher, which makes city life more challenging for low- and moderate-income residents. Cities experience higher crime rates and traffic congestion can make traveling to and from daily destinations costly and time consuming.
Open spaces, fresh air and unspoiled spaces are some benefits of country living. Research shows that nature and access to fresh goods have a positive effect on health. The cost of living is typically lower in the countryside. Research by the National Low Income Housing Coalition indicates that workers on minimum wage need to work more hours per week to afford an average city rent. Lower rents in the countryside mean that residents can afford to live in bigger houses with more land when compared to city housing.
Some rural communities have lost more than 10 percent of their population over the last two decades as talented young people flock to cities, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Residents also have limited access to affordable mortgage financing which raises the cost of homeownership in the countryside, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Salaries are around 20 percent lower than in metropolitan areas and unemployment rates are higher. Nationwide, both unemployment and poverty rates are persistent and more widespread in rural areas, although there are large regional variations.