We all have our own set of values and lifestyle habits depending on our individual characteristics, raisings, surrounding area, and more. This can be the same for thinking about differences and similarities across certain regions or types of towns like comparing a city to a more rural town or village.
Chances are, most of us have wondered what would be different if we lived in a city instead of a more rural area or vice-versa at least once in our lives considering most of us notice that there are some major fundamental differences between the appearances of the two zones. If you have wondered that, we have some answers for you today! Here’s some insight into the difference between city lifestyles and country lifestyles to give us a start on understanding this concept.
To start on a very basic level, there’s an obvious appearance difference between city and country living. Houses are much less crowded in a more country setting and cities generally have more traffic, roads, and often air pollution because of the hustle and bustle. This appearance difference can lead to other impacts, like better health in relation to country settings since there’s less pollution to deal with. It can also mean people feel less safe in cities and are often with their guards up when out and about more than in a country locality.
Country living is much more likely to have a different form of education or at least addition to normal education, since there are less or no schools for kids which may mean further travel for school or more parents opting to homeschool children. When it comes to higher education, cities usually have more to offer than rural areas do which means that some people will travel to the city for their colleges or just not pursue higher education for a variety of reasons.
Often towns have a heavy advantage over cities when it comes to community. Rural areas are more focused on wholeness in a community most of the time, since everyone has to rely on each other a lot more and tend to see each other often since there are fewer residents in the town than in a city. Cities usually are more of a fend for yourself type of living, which can have its benefits but definitely differs from a country lifestyle perspective on community.
The final difference we will go over between these lifestyles is the work and finances environment across country versus city living. Cities definitely have more job opportunities, usually higher paying ones as well, because of their size. They also have wider ranges of jobs. Rural regions will often have lesser paying jobs because of the smaller economy, less need for workers, and fewer opportunities in general. Of course either can have benefits and drawbacks depending on how you look at that fact or what is needed for an individual’s work and money.
There are always exceptions to these ideas since there can be more structured country lives or areas and less structured or more rural seeming parts of cities, but this breakdown does give us a pretty good idea of the main elements that are present when we think about what will be different across a country lifestyle versus a city lifestyle. In fact, these two lives can be anywhere from vastly different to mostly the same depending on individual families or what specific area you may be talking about. But, we can agree that there are many overall differences in setting which can definitely mean lifestyles will be different for these particular zones.
This list gives some food for thought about how where we live may impact our lifestyle or what a differing region may experience compared to our own for those of you out there reading.