Advantages and disadvantages of living in cities
My personal attitude toward cities and living there
Every now and then we ask ourselves whether it’s better to live in a city our in a countryside. I haven’t yet decided for myself whether I want to spend my whole life in a city or not. City life has its advantages and disadvantages. First of all, it is easier to find work in the city than in the country, besides, salaries are much higher and one has a larger variety of jobs to pick from. Moreover, cities are the centers of culture and social life. Living in a city one has all sorts of museums, music halls, theatres, exhibitions, movie theatres, pubs, restaurants and night clubs at their command. Therefore there are a lot more free time facilities than in rural areas. Cities are also centers of education. Many young people move to cities because there are more opportunities for continuing their education there. Usually country’s largest and best universities are located in big cities, as for example Sorbonne in Paris or Moscow State University in the capital of Russia. Another advantage it better living conditions. In the city people live in more modern houses which need less work doing to them. That saves a great part of their time and effort. Among the disadvantages there are crime, pollution, high prices, enormous traffic jams and overcrowded streets and subway and of course the threat of the present – terrorism. From the point of view of ecology cities are not the best place to live in. Garbage and sewage are two major problems of cities as well as air and water pollution. Besides it’s not safe in terms of crime. For example, I wouldn’t walk back home late in the evening alone in Moscow. It’s dangerous I think. One can either get robbed of their purse, jewelry or mobile phone or even get raped, for example. One has to watch out for pickpockets even in the daylight. You have to be very careful in crowded places as markets and underground for...
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