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Canada Vs. Australia

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krismar20krismar20 ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
What can you say about this?

Regarding the lifestyle? rent? jobs?

Which is better in your opinion?
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  • heycoachputmeinheycoachputmein australiaTotal Reaction Points: 12Member
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    i've never been to Canada.

    so my unbiased answer would be Canberra :D
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  • bonvivebonvive ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Canada has very harsh winters but Australia has very harsh summers. Just choose the lesser evil.
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  • batmanbatman Gotham City (soon NT)Total Reaction Points: 350Member, Moderator
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    bonvive said:

    Canada has very harsh winters but Australia has very harsh summers. Just choose the lesser evil.

    talo na Australia kasi may devil doon. Si Tasmanian devil :))
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  • GeorgeFowellGeorgeFowell AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    Australia is a great city to live, I was there and I just loved it... It's my opinion!!!
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  • JC45JC45 FranceTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Interested if any answers
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  • williamsonswilliamsons Total Reaction Points: 0Member
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    I think both are great ! but in Australia there are an incredible weather, beach, nature etc :)
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  • senseisensei Queensland, AUTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
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    it all boils down to your wants. comparing this to that will not be sufficient
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  • mhejmhej SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 46Member
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    Australia for sure.

    Weather - Harsh summer is manageable vs Harsh winter
    Proximity - closer to PH, only 2-3 hour difference depending on DST. also, only an 8 hour flight.
    Location - who wants to be near the US and Europe?? when the world goes into WW3, safe ang mga nasa Australia because we are protected by the seas.
    Culture - I think same same. AU has the mate culture and Canada is known for their politeness.
    Food - AU pa rin kahit hindi ko pa natitikman ang offerings ng Canada. hahaha! But compared to PH, lahat ng pagkain mas masarap dito sa AU.
    Cost of Living - dito matatalo ang AU, I think. It's more affordable to own property in Canada, I heard.
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 275Member, Moderator
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    mhej said:


    Cost of Living - dito matatalo ang AU, I think. It's more affordable to own property in Canada, I heard.

    yeah property is cheaper because salary is lower as well...

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  • dharweentmdharweentm MalaysiaTotal Reaction Points: 48Member
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    Both country are good. In terms of benefits. Ang lamang lang tlga sa australia is that, ang daming promo fares pauwing pinas. Anjan ang cebupac airasia at pal. Kaya kung ma homesick ka. Kahit mag book ka ticket agad2 pauwi. Pwede. He he!
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  • Davidx23Davidx23 BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 21Member
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    "It's more affordable to own property in Canada, I heard."

    I think may issue sa Toronto, lalu na sa downtown area. Due to the lack of property devs, landlords can demand higher rents.

    For ex. sa 1st yr of stay nyo sa isang condo unit ang charge is 800/mo. Then sa renewal contract for the secon year, bigla kang sisingilin ng 2K/mo. The 1st year is cheaper to lure in tenants pero tatagain ka sa second year. Napanuod ko lang sa mga expose ng CBC.

    Dito sa CBD ng brissy, normal rent increase ay $10-20 per week (per week ang default bayaran ng rent) for the second year. Minsan pwdeng tawaran, minsan pwden mag request ng same lang ang rent :)
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  • kat123kat123 Total Reaction Points: 12Member
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    ok I'm naturalized Canadian and just recently moved here in Australia so I think I can comment. Ang masasabi ko lang I love Canada lol. Yes winters are harsh super harssssh like -40C sa city na pinaggalingan ko but nakakatipid ka kasi d ka makalabas. And then Canadians are really polite like super super nice. One week lng pa lng ako sa Sydney namiss ko na ang Canadians. Like twice kahapon may naksidente ako nabangga habang naglalakad nagsorry ako syempre tapos inirapan nya ako lol. Sa Canada pag ngyari un ssgot sila na It's ok!!! or minsan sila pa yung nagsosory kahit ikaw may kasalanan haha.

    It is affordable there specially kung san ako nakatira. Hindi sya popular sa Canadians dhil extreme cold pero super dami ng Pinoys dun kaya dun una nagtayo ng Jollibee hehe. Affordable in a sense na lahat ng kapatid ko 3 sila may kanya kanyang bahay and mag fully paid na in in a couple of years. My aunts and uncles have 2 houses na din kasi paid off na yung mortgage nila and retired na sila so bakasyon bakasyon na lng din sa pinas every two years. Ako, I managed to save up to 50% of my monthly take home pay pero syempre super tipid non at wala akong car and I just a rent a room. Pero nagbakasyon nman ako accross Canada and the US and twice umuwi sa pinas so d ko nman din tinipid sarili ko. (sa 4 years kong tumira don)

    Ang problem lng don kung san ako galing is konti ang mapaglilibangan mo esp pag winter kasi tatamarin kang lumabas dahil super lamig. Kaya ung mga houses don may basement. yung basement usually ginagawa nilang gaming room complete with everything na gusto mong gawin, billiards, pinpong etc. Yung iba nman dun ung basement pnapaayos nla na lagyan ng kitchen at washer at dryer pra parent naman nila. Work-life balance is ok din don. Gusto din nila focus ka sa family kaya I think ngayon balak pa nilang habaan ung parental leave from one year gawing 1.5 years.

    Sobrang hilig din ng mga tao don sa bakasyon. Pag bakasyon as in one month at pupunta sila sa Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas or anywhere hot kaya very common na mawawala sila sa workplace ng one month ok lng yun. Yung ibang oldies din don may mga cabin sa lake so weekend dun nman sila magstay magfishing at boating. masaya na sila don. And normal lng din sa kanila magshopping sa US ng weekend kasi most cities sa Canada kayang kaya idrive ang US.

    Sinubukan ko ung husband ko from Sydney na sya na lng lumipat don tnry ko ayaw nya. Kasi ayaw din non ng winter. Pero tuwang tuwa sya sa cheap food. super dami daw ng serving pati. And dinala ko sya sa 5 cities sa 5 provinces sa Canada nagandahan naman sya. Coffee sucks daw tho, pero like nman nya ang Tim Hortons and some of the beers and ice wines. Walang popular food ang Canada except for poutine na fries lang naman na may gravy at cheese curds.

    Fun fact! Canada has the wealthiest middle class! Natalo na nya ang US as of 2015.
    And also most Canadians don't like our Prime Minister. Personally, I like him. So many things na nagawa nya pabor sakin haha.






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  • MiaMia AucklandTotal Reaction Points: 29Member
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    @kat123 Nice, your kids (and even you!) in the future will be Australian Canadians or Canadian Australians... best of both worlds, in my opinion. May free movement sila :D
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  • kat123kat123 Total Reaction Points: 12Member
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    @Mia I know! and filipino too kung gusto din nila haha. Kaya nga ininsist ko din sa hubby na hintayin na yung citizenship ko kasi sayang din. Pero lagi naming pinagaawayan un lol. 2 yrs din ata syang naghintay pero ayon buti naman natapos na din.
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  • dyanisabelledyanisabelle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 70Member
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    @kat123 nice sentiment. Yung mga kilala ko kasing nasa Canada lahat sila hindi happy dun at gusto na umuwi sa Pinas, puro work lang daw kasi, harsh winters, walang libangan masyado kaya nakakalungkot daw. But I guess it still depends on your individual experiences talaga, their experience do not speak for everyone's.

    Ako naman natuwa ako sa pagiging polite ng mga Aussies. Mahilig sila mag sorry mag no worries at mag how are you. Hahaha. Of course, this is compared to Pinas, I'm sure ibang level ang politeness ng Canadians. Haha.
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  • MiaMia AucklandTotal Reaction Points: 29Member
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    @dyanisabelle I wonder about that too (Australian kindness) kasi dito sa NZ they (not Kiwis, migrants) would say na hindi raw polite ang Aussies, racist minsan and di namamansin =))
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  • atheleneathelene SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 64Member
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    I've only been in Sydney for a month, but most of the people I've encountered (both Asian migrants and Caucasians) are nice naman. Nakakapanibago nga yung "how are you mate" whenever they greet you, minsan nakakalimutan ko magreply kasi d ko sure kung seryoso bang kinukumusta nila ako or what. hahaha.

    @Mia sa NZ po ba mabait sila dyan?
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  • MiaMia AucklandTotal Reaction Points: 29Member
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    @athelene yes they are minsan to a fault. Some are very intrusive... with small town mentality. Mahilig ang iba mag-chismis haha.

    A lot would engage you kahit namimili lang kayo ng kung ano ano sa mga shops (like specialty shops).
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  • atheleneathelene SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 64Member
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    @Mia ahahaha really? XD Even for a big city like Auckland, mahilig pala sila sa chismis hehehe. How do you react kung hindi nyo sila kilala and you don't want to share your life story with them? Do they get offended or they just leave you alone after?
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  • dyanisabelledyanisabelle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 70Member
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    @athelene super relate sa how are you. Hahahaha! Sinasanay ko nalang sarili ko mag "good. How are you?" back. Hahaha
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