Originally Posted by Bamaman
We've toured Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle. Then we toured British Columbia and Nova Scotia as far as the roads went.
We loved the places and especially loved the people. But with 15% sales taxes and $12.99 per six pack for the cheapest beer, we don't know how people can afford to live in Canada.
And that was before the Canadian dollar has gone so low--tanking.
I look at HGTV television shows about purchasing houses in Toronto area with entry level homes at $650K. I wouldn't be caught dead living in those run down homes, as we could buy a comparable home for $65K--no kidding.
We'll just remain where the life is simple--in our fish camp on the Tennessee River.
Comparing a fish camp to Toronto is not the same, and Toronto is a big city so it's expensive to buy, like Chicago.
You are right, booze, smokes and gas is more expensive than here, but healthcare is pretty free. That's how they afford to live.