“In the last three years, at least six of my married friends have left town because of the cost of living here.”

tincup at VREAA  16 February 2011 at 7:22 pm
“I seen this more and more lately as well. In the last three years, at least six of my married friends have left town because of the cost of living here. Their professions are solid middle class; teachers, physiotherapists, plumbers, carpenters etc. all with young children. The new people we’ve met who’ve moved here in that time? Two couples where both husband and wife are specialist doctors. One couple moved back to Ontario after a year due to the ridiculous house prices. The other couple is staying because they are heavily into the outdoor lifestyle, but they live what would be considered an upper middle class lifestyle in the rest of the country.
Also, just the other day a friend who works as a manager in the federal government said they keep losing people here (mostly for jobs that pay $50k-$60k) because of the cost of living.
In Vancouver, a family living a middle class lifestyle means two wage earners, both with six figure incomes.”

One response to ““In the last three years, at least six of my married friends have left town because of the cost of living here.”

  1. I think Vancouver has always driven people to other locales for better salary, career, and Std of living, but high property prices will add that much more push.

    How long before public sector employers start “needing” to pay more to attract the best and the brightest?

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