Essay #4- Comparison and Contrast
“Living in a big city or in a small town”
College Composition I English 101 A01
Professor R. Soy
November 12, 2014
As we become adults, we come across the broad decision of choosing a place we can call home. Many factors need to be taken into consideration other than just finding a place comforting. Some basic but important factors a person must consider are job opportunities, access to services, and transportation. A big city like New York City meets all important factors and offers a greater life experience than a rural town like Groton, Vermont. Moving to a city might seem frightening, but the long-run advantages make cities a perfect place to live in.
If you do not come from a wealthy family, or you are not wealthy enough, you cannot live without a job. Most people opt for their desired job and to work for a well reputed company where their salary surpasses their expenses. Most of these jobs are available in developed cities and not in rural areas. For example, a student graduating medical school is ready and prepared to work in the real world. Opting to work in a city, a medical student has the advantage of earning a bigger salary due to frequent visits to the doctor of the thousands of citizens living in a city. Even if a person is working at a chain restaurant, that person is earning a higher wage than a person working at the same chain restaurant in a small town. Companies and business prefer to settle down in cities due to the profit they expect to make. With a wider range of customers, businesses are able to make more money even if the price to operate is higher than other places. Cities offer more opportunities to businesses and these businesses offer job openings to more citizens.
In comparison, rural towns are a better option for retirees rather than for people who are starting a career. The lack of economic diversity makes it harder for people to find a stable...
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