can you add to list of benefits of living in australia or usa please ?

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  1. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    can you please add to my list of benefits of living in australia or usa

    -covid safer

    -better free health system

    -gov support for raising children or while studying

    -family support is greater in my family in australia
    while having babies or raising children which can make a huge difference for family members, siblings children,
    i've helped family members day and night , care for babies, do grocery shopping, house chores, solve problems, babysit, buy toys and baby stuff, help in crisis or daily challenges, we have a large supportive fun family thats enjoyable to visit and hang out with and help each other. having support in daily stress or crisis or while raising kids is huge.


    overseas usa i saw my family having
    -jobs more easily much more jobs more jobs in their career of accountancy while here they couldnt get their first job it can take a couple of years

    -huge community supports where they are living currently

    -cheaper housing and they can live in basement and rent out house above to pay for mortgage and once paid have that income as extra income forever after

    -wives from usa have friends in usa and can be lonely homesick leaving usa but for family support its greater in australia and practical help while having children
     
  2. MTR

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    Australia pro
    Climate
    Beaches
    Outdoor lifestyle
    No tornados ?
    Proximity to Asia

    I’ll keep adding

    However having family close by and good friends is number 1 for me, the rest is insignificant in comparison
     
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    - stable government
    - more accepting society
    - sense of humour that doesn't rely on debasing others
    - clean air/water/food
    - NO GUNS (well, very limited and controlled)
    - great food from every corner of the world
    - huge variety of landscapes
    - best wine in the world
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    For the US
    • Ski resorts
    • NYC
    • Golden Gate Bridge/San Francisco
    • Snow boarding resorts
    • The Rockies
    • Area 51
    • Route 66
    • Did I mention ski resorts?
    • Arizona deserts
    • Hillbillies
    • The extremely poor/wealthy
    • Dry States with distilleries
    • Close to the Canadian ski resorts
    • The lack of mobility (don't venture far from their home town)
    • Lack of knowledge of world affairs
    • Bill of rights
    • Bill Clinton
    • Bill Posters will be prosecuted
    • Gridlock (and a road grid pattern to match)
    • Nukes
    • 4 year electoral terms
     
  5. virgo

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    Disadvantages of USA

    1) The quantum of essential health insurance (before and after retirement) will kill you (and if that doesn't).....

    2)Then the cost of university education for your kids will also kill you..

    3) Did someone mention Guns?

    Disadvantages of Australia

    1) Tax! (but maybe related to 1) above...so Shrug!
     
  6. MTR

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    I will add to this

    Boston
    San Francisco
    Napa Valley
    Pay less tax
    Pro investor environment
    Far more choice food product
    More restaurants
    Over all Cheaper products/groceries
    Cheap clothing
    Walmarts
    Cars are so cheap
    Road systems superior
    Cash flowing property
    Cheaper housing... dependent on State
    Close to Mexico
    Cheap travel
    What is the tall poppy syndrome??
     
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  7. MTR

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    High taxes in Australia is our downfall

    Bloody stamp duty
     
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    When on a road trip in the states a few years back I thought SoCal (southern California) was heaven..

    Great weather, nice beaches (surf), close to Baja (great surf), great food (tex mex), close to national parks, close to vegas, close to mountains for snowboarding, good music, sports (MLB, NFL), nice wine, friendly people..
     
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    High wages are to blame, If we had US-style minimum wages then we'd all be sitting on incomes less than $18k and not paying tax :)
     
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    There is alot to offer in US

    I dont know too much about this??

    Import taxes? Cars are 40% cheaper in US. Its a killer in Oz

    We dont have the population and buying power
     
  12. Lizzie

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    I think our higher personal taxes are an advantage - means we have a robust health and social system, along with solid infrastructure, education, emergency services and transport, and accessible by all.

    But yes - hate stamp duty but that may soon go by the wayside in favour of an annual US-style property tax (both evil).
     
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    I think their education system is superior, albeit more expensive.

    https://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/rankings

    I am happy with Australian education system, costs
     
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    Our kids have a 100% chance of coming home after school ... :)
     
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    land tax property tax yearly in usa is very very high.
     
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    Can't beat that.
     
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    Just heard on PBS people in 38 States of the USA are queuing for food, couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a line of cars miles long having food parcels loaded into their cars, this from the supposedly richest nation on the earth.
    Still want to live in the USA? ... :eek:
     
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    At the same time at the Amazon boss is about to be declared a trillionaire ... how is this possible ... :(
     
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    No major earthquakes in Aust.

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