As a single girl, is it better to stay at a big city or live in a remote area?
By Elisabeth Li
June 15, 2017 1:30am CST
Which place will you choose to go, regardless of your families and friends while considering of your job career and marriage? Postscript: in a big city, you will spend at least 80% of your income on buying or renting a house in 10 years. But in a remote area, you can borrow some money to afford the house in 5 years. The problem is there are uncertainties of the future, namely what if you are so lucky to make a big fortune, which allow you to afford the house. Or you can't find a job 5 years later when you are married in a remote area?
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15 Jun 17
I grew up in a small town. I moved to a city as there were more opportunities for work and leisure. I prefer the city as there's always something to do but it's definitely more expensive to live! Before I bought my house I just shared with friends to keep the cost down.
15 Jun 17
Wow, that's really a good deal! My friend is a senior salesman and she suggested to do sales profession. Then if you want to buy your own house ASAP, you should work hard as salesman and you'll be very busy with no time to care your partner and family. Eventually if you succeed buying a house in a short-term, you can enjoy leisure time as you like. If you fail, you will lose the opportunity of keeping a new house because you are not young enough to work day and night yet. The price of house in a big city is so and so expensive, especially in China. I'm not kidding!
15 Jun 17
@Lisa201 The house prices here aren't much better although they have fallen due to the recession. I was working 2 jobs to get my apartment but at least if my situation changes I could always rent it out. I could have bought a 3 bedroom house in a small town in a good area for what I paid for a 1 bedroom apartment in a slightly rough area. I do like living close to the city centre though.