Where in Russia is better to live?
Many people in Russia, especially those who are ready for radical changes in their lives, are wondering: "Where is the best place to live in Russia?" But indeed, our country is the largest in the world by territory, so the Russians have something to choose from. Only in order to correctly make a choice, you need to take into account several criteria. Where is good to live in Russia? There is no perfect place in our country. And it depends, firstly, on the preferences of a particular person, and secondly, on the standard of living in a particular place, which is measured by many parameters (from the ecological situation to the economy). The territory of the whole of Russia can be divided into three groups: megacities and large cities, medium-sized cities and rural areas. What are the pros and cons of each?
Megacities and major cities
Pluses of megacities and large cities:
- Great chance to find a job that is worth paying for.
- Well developed infrastructure.
- Life and leisure are more interesting and diverse.
- A wide selection of goods and services. You can find almost everything that you want, and all that is needed.
- High level of culture and education. The opportunity to develop spiritually and get a decent education.
- High citizenship and social activity of residents. People take an active role in the life of their city.
Cons cities and major cities:
- Life is hard. It takes a lot of work to ensure a decent life.
- During crises and unsustainable economic situations, large cities can be seriously affected.
- The problem with housing. If you are not a local resident, then you will have a hard time. Own apartment is not cheap, and renting an apartment or a room not even in the center is also expensive. But you still need to eat well, dress beautifully and have a good rest. Otherwise, why would you live in the capital if you spend all your life on work and you don’t see the light of white?
- High crime rate.
- Long distances. Many people spend several hours a day to get to work and back home with transfers.
- Dense population, noise, traffic jams and gas pollution.
- Ecology - not in perfect condition.
Medium and small cities
Advantages of medium-sized cities:
- Relatively calm crime situation.
- Developed infrastructure.
- There is something to entertain yourself and where to go in your free time.
- You can find a well-paid job.
- Short distances - everything you need is close.
- The state of ecology is better than in big cities.
Cons of medium cities:
- Less chance of finding a well-paying job for the soul.
- Goods that are sold in such cities are more often more expensive than in large cities. This is especially true of clothing and other non-food items.
- The education received in the universities of such cities is valued less than the education in the universities of large cities and the capital.
Advantages of the countryside:
- First, it is clean air. Villages and villages are the most favorable places for living in terms of ecology. Here, clean water, land and air. In the summer the village is one of the best places to live in Russia.
- The pace of life is slow. Here, no one runs anywhere. People calmly go to work and calmly return home.
- Villagers can get some products absolutely free. And in the city they are sold, and not always cheap. Such products include potatoes (which people grow in their personal fields), vegetables and fruits in their garden, mushrooms and berries, fish.
The cons of the countryside:
- Difficult economic situation and problems with work.In the villages there is not enough money for everything. Often, finding just at least some kind of work is a problem, and working in one’s soul is generally an isolated case. However, if the village is in dire need of any professions (for example, a teacher or a doctor), then a good specialist will be torn off with his hands and feet, and he will not have problems finding work. For young professionals are also offered favorable living conditions and work in the village. The rest if there is work, then it is not always paid decently. It happens that in a large family the total salary of two parents is not enough to ensure a good life. Work for the most part dirty, because in the village the main focus is agriculture.
- Poor or underdeveloped infrastructure.
- The village can not offer a wide choice in terms of leisure. Usually it is a rural disco, a bar, a library, a small cafe.
- We need to think about a lot of problems. First is the food. Rural people, in order to save money on the purchase of products, are forced to produce and grow what can be obtained for free. And it requires a lot of time and effort. Secondly, it is a problem of arrangement of the housing. Far from all live in stone houses.The vast majority of the population lives in wooden houses. Such houses burn out quickly during a fire, and they are very cold in winter. Therefore, villagers must order firewood on time so that they can melt the stoves in winter, because this is the main source of heat during the cold season. And the wood in the village are expensive. In addition, you need to constantly monitor the cleanliness and reliability of housing. Make repairs, repair the roof, clean the yard, caulk windows, etc.
This is the situation. Therefore, before you change your place of residence, find out as much as possible about the place where you are going to move. Weigh all the pros and cons and answer your own question: "Do I want to move there?".
More specifically, several cities and regions most favorable to life in Russia can be singled out. The data below is taken from statistics on the Internet.
In economic terms, the best, in addition to Moscow and St. Petersburg, are Krasnodar, Kazan, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Togliatti, Novosibirsk. And Krasnodar is in the lead. These cities are well developed and more stable in times of crisis.Many of them are actively supporting small businesses. In terms of ecology, the best situation is observed in the Belgorod and Kaluga regions, in the Republic of Mordovia, in the Ryazan and Kirov regions, in the Altai Republic, in the Lipetsk and Novgorod regions. Moscow Oblast, the Republic of Sakha, Yakutia and Dagestan, the Rostov, Novosibirsk and Omsk Regions, the Republic of Karelia, the Krasnodar Territory and the Khabarovsk Territory are in the group with average environmental indicators. The worst situation with ecology is in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Chuvashia, Kalmykia and Komi, in the Trans-Baikal Territory, in the Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Kurgan, Leningrad, Magadan, Kemerovo, Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions.