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Pros and cons to live in Montreal

Pros and cons to live in Montreal
Montreal is a city in Canada whose name came from Mount Royal, the triple peaked hill located in the center of the city. Montreal’s land area is 4,259 square kilometers and has a population of 3,824,221 people. Montreal’s industry includes aerospace equipment manufacturing, textiles, pharmaceuticals, petroleum products and many more. Montreal’s industrial center is located in the heart of the city and it is ranked 2nd largest economy in all Canadian cities based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Montreal is the headquarters of many video game companies like Ubisoft, EA, and Eidos, to name a few. Montreal is also the home of world-popular TV show Just for Laughs and Just for Laugh Gags, and world-renowned performing circus artists – Cirque du Soleil.

Reasons to live in Montreal
  • Economy – Montreal’s economy is based mainly on manufacturing, programming, media, video game industries and petrol products. Montreal’s demand for jobs makes it a good candidate for individuals looking for work. Furthermore, anyone planning to expand business in Montreal will most likely find competitive and able buyers for their products.
  • Accessibility – Montreal’s well developed highway system makes the city very accessible to land transportation. Almost all forms of land transportation can travel into and out of Montreal’s business and manufacturing sectors. The city is also the headquarters of Canada’s Airline (Air Canada). Montreal also has a dependable and affordable mass transit and freight railway service system. The city’s many waterways makes it possible for ships and other seagoing vessels to enter and leave Montreal’s business, recreational, and manufacturing sectors.
  • Companies – Many Video Game companies are located in Montreal. Ubisoft, which is famous for its world-class and beloved Lara Croft, are the manufacturers of the Tomb Raider video game. Ubisoft is also the makers of the popular Prince of Persia game. EA or Electronic Arts has its headquarters in Montreal. EA is very famous for its many popular games. Almost everyone who loves to play video games has played and EA game. EA’s most popular games include the Need for Speed series, Command and Conquer Generals, and many more.
  • Educational Institutions – Montreal’s distinctive universities makes the city the highest ranking concentration of post-education students in all North America. In numbers, there are 4.38 students in every 100 residents in Montreal. The city has 5 award winning universities as well as English and French Universities all offering higher education. The city also has a well fledged Universities specializing in programming and game development. This makes Montreal world-famous for its video games as well as animation and movie companies.
  • Climate – Montreal’s climate is perfect for winter sports as well as summer and recreational sports. Montreal’s mildest months are from August to October with the highest temperature of not exceeding 20 degrees Celsius. Although winters can be violent and crisp, the city has developed winter recreational centers which are excellent for family outings and vacations.
Reasons not to live in Montreal
  • Cost of living - Surprisingly, Montreal has a high cost of living compared to its other Canadian neighbors. Montreal’s high cost of living is primarily due to the city’s size, demand, and economic capability. Residents in Montreal can have a hard time saving some money. However, they can have little or no problem in looking for money.
  • Overcrowding - Downtown Montreal is ranked among the most crowded Canadian cites. The city’s population density is roughly 897.912 people per square kilometers. This high concentration of people in the urban areas is due to the fact that a lot of the city’s workforce is residing in the city itself.
  • Vehicular traffic congestion - Montreal has more vehicles on the road compared to other Canadian countries. This is primarily because of the city’s high economic and manufacturing capabilities. However, Montreal’s officials are looking for ways to decongest the traffic and lessen the vehicles on the road.
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What makes Montreal a good place to live compared to other cities
Montreal’s universities, manufacturing, and technological sectors are really a great asset for the city. Anyone who has interest in game development can practically enroll at Montreal’s many prestigious universities. Plus, Montreal is also accessible by car, rail, plane, ship, and foot. Anyone can literally travel in the city without the need for any form of paid or personal transportation.


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