• @xavier_berthiaume
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    13 months ago

    Out of curiosity, would you mind sharing in what region you ended up moving to?

    • My wife who I met in Canada is Vietnamese and due to Covid did not visit for years. Post Covid we came here for an extended visit and the cost of living is so much lower and quality of the food at the market so great that we ended up staying a little longer. Not a forever place, but it has allowed us to save and for me to continue to develop my app which would have been impossible in Canada. Canada has not only gotten more expensive, but also the salaries seem to have gone down to boot in places like Vancouver which I just do not get. How is anyone there affording it all? It is like everything has a real estate tax. By that I means everything is more expensive as the store, restaurant, service you use, has to pay their landlords and thus that jacks up the price of everything. The cost of things is out of touch with reality and even worse, it is funneling money to the already wealthy. Seems like a recipe for disaster as surely it is unsustainable. Will come back once it all crashes and things get back to livable. Vietnam is not a place to come to though as they are not foreigner friendly in terms of visas and such unless you are in a situation like I am with a wonderful Vietnamese wife and now family who is have come to love. Do miss the clean air in Canada though.