In almost every country, more and more people have migrated from the country to
the cities. People seem to think that living in the city is better than living
in the country. Given a choice, I would choose to live in the city too and I
have strong reasons for this.
One advantage of living in the city is that life
is more convenient. Getting around the city with public transportation is easy.
Some complain about the traffic jams in the city but I think that a little delay
is better than having to walk or cycle for long distances as people do in the
country. Schools in the city are generally better equipped. The choices for
furthering our studies after secondary school are
aplenty with the large number of colleges in the city. Getting
medical attention is easy as the big hospitals are located in the cities. In
addition, getting provisions is convenient
with shops at every corner where you can buy just about anything.
Living in the city is definitely more exciting than living in the country.
Within the city, there are all sorts of places to visit, including shopping
malls, theme parks, museums and cinemas. Although some of these may also be
available in some parts of the countryside, it is commonly known that the best
ones with the best facilities are located in the city. Those living in the city
have easy access to and a wide variety of ways to entertain themselves.
One main reason why people leave the country to start a new life in the city
is because it is easier to find jobs in the city. In the country, economic
activity is limited to agriculture and cottage industries. In the city, there
are opportunities to build a career in a wide range of fields such as the
services industry, management, sales and marketing. Large international
companies set up their offices in the cities, which provide city people with
more employment opportunities. Earnings are also higher in the city and people
can enjoy a better lifestyle.
Of course, living in the city has its downside
as well. People earn more here but they also have to spend more because
everything from rental to food is more expensive in the city. The environment is
noisier and more polluted than in the country. The crime rate is higher in the
city. The busy lifestyle of city dwellers also leads to more stress. But then,
living in the country has its share of problems too. In my opinion, the
advantages of city living outweigh the disadvantages.
In summary, city life is more convenient and exciting than country life.
Also, there are more career opportunities in the city. These advantages are
sufficient to persuade me to spend the rest of my life in the city.