What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of City Life And Country Life?


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Dennis Davies Profile
Dennis Davies answered
Having experienced both city life and country life, I can tell you that they both have their advantages and disadvantages. I wouldn’t say that one was better than the other – it all depends on where you are in your life, and what you’re looking for.

Country Life
Country life is far more relaxed and peaceful than city life, but it can also be quite dull, and it doesn’t take much to make you feel isolated.

The positives of country life include:

  • Slower pace
  • Less noise and light pollution
  • Less crime
  • Quieter roads
  • Better sense of community
  • Less stress
However, country life does have its negative points:

  • Can get lonely and isolated as there are less people
  • Everything is more spread out – you can’t just dash to the store if you forget milk
  • Takeaways cost more to be delivered (if they will deliver!)
  • Internet connection is usually terrible
  • Can be quite dull, as there’s not much to do
City Life
City life is a lot busier and more energetic. It suited me down to the ground when I was a youngster, but country life is much more appealing to me now I’m retired.

Some of the benefits of city life are:

  • There’s always something to do
  • You’re never far from other people
  • Easier to be spontaneous
  • Better transport
  • Everything’s nearby
  • More variety when it comes to food, activities, and people
All these things might seem good when you’re young, but there’s a surprising amount of stress that comes with living in the city.

Some of the drawbacks include:

  • Noise pollution
  • More crime
  • Busy roads
  • Stressful work
  • Competitive lifestyle
  • Harder to wind down
  • No peace and quiet
Overall, I woudn’t say one was better than the other – both country life and city life have their advantages, and you might find your preference changes throughout your life.
jackie ciano Profile
jackie ciano answered
Rural life is a lot better than city life because in the city there are all the people and cars and traffic which causes air pollution. In the rural area it's nice and quiet and you have cleaner air and very few people, so no traffic.
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
Country living provides more freedom, less crowding, more room, and not so many rules and regulation as in cities. It's quieter, you can own more land, you have the ability to raise livestock or farm the land, and there's less pollution.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
With the city you have everything within walking distance in a lot of cases, but you have to deal with the population and noise that comes with it.

On the flip side in the country everything is much more distant but also more quiet and peaceful. It depends on which works for you that would make it a positive or negative.

Another difference between cities, towns and villages is the crime rate, in small towns or villages there are next to no criminals, in the city there are tens of thousands of criminals. The bigger the city, the larger the crime rate.
Joan Profile
Joan answered
I think that depends on each individual's personality. My husband and I own a house in the city and we own acreage in the country.

We live in the city because I like the conveniences and entertainment offered in the city. There are times, however, that the thought of setting outside under the pecan trees and listening to the crickets and wolves in the distance is very appealing.

Then I jump back into reality and think about how far it is into town just to buy groceries, and I am happy to live in my little piece of the suburbs.
Ace anonymous Profile
Ace anonymous answered
I would like to live just outside of the suburbs of a major city.

That way I'm still like 20 mins away from the city, but at the same time, I'm not totally cramped in there. However I would also like to own some land in the middle of nowhere so I could maybe go out occasionally and enjoy the stars.
suman kumar Profile
suman kumar answered
I would prefer the countryside, as I love the weather.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It all depends on the person. If you like lots of shops, clubbing, entertainment and crowds then the city is not for you. You can get more employment in the city. The quality of air is better in the countryside and it is a more relaxed pace of life.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Country living supplies higher education, qualified teachers, no smog, less pollution, and more career opportunities.
Stewart Pinkerton Profile
We live in a substantial house in a country village, but we are only 15 miles from a couple of major cities - best of both worlds.
christna Profile
christna answered
I guess I would say both. I love the convenience of the city and I also love the quietness and nature of the country.
High Sea Air Profile
High Sea Air answered
I'm used to city life - I don't know how to live in a place way out in the country with no stores around. I guess I could try something new, if it meant that something good would come of it.
Ds Tar Profile
Ds Tar answered
Country Life Farm life is healthier - mentally and physically. It helps one's mental state by adding relaxation through the smell, nature, etc.

Physically, it helps you because one tends to exercise more (nature walks/hikes, chores, yard work) and it also has cleaner air.

City Life
Normally in cities you have many fumes due to factories, car exhausts (I'm not saying that there aren't cars in the country, there are just way more in cities).

Hope this helps! :)

P.S. Can you tell I live out in the country? Haha!
Charice Miller Profile
Charice Miller answered
Urban city! Country life is nice sometimes when you want to escape, but in my opinion it's just boring! City life is so much fun! It's always buzzing with excitement and you're never bored. Although, I have to admit, I could do without all the traffic!
I would definitely prefer to live in an urban environment due to the facilities available there. No doubt the pollution-free life is available in the countryside but without facilities.
Sanil Karvekar Profile
Sanil Karvekar answered
I like to be in urban cities, but for vacations, outside city is nice place . It's pleasant to have fresh air...but living in the city is a different experience.

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