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Old Jun 16th 2020, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Partially discharged View Post
That's all well and good but what about the cheese selection..surely the main determinant of the vitality of a location.
For the wife for sure, but not me. But then I can get German beer at the local Beer Store, so happy bunny!
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Old Jun 16th 2020, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Revin Kevin View Post
Apart from petrol, is anything cheaper in Canada?
Property (but not always)
Beef & Pork (but not chicken or lamb)

Erm..... I'm struggling to think of anything else.
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Old Jun 16th 2020, 2:56 pm
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Property (but not always)
Beef & Pork (but not chicken or lamb)

Erm..... I'm struggling to think of anything else.
Most technology such as TV's, computers are usually cheaper in Canada...cars as well if you can find like for like.
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Old Jun 16th 2020, 2:57 pm
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For the wife for sure, but not me. But then I can get German beer at the local Beer Store, so happy bunny!
Are you sure you're British I never could figure out the appeal of lager.
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Old Jun 16th 2020, 2:57 pm
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VAT!

VAT in the UK = 20%

HST (same thing really) in Ontario = 13%
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Old Jun 16th 2020, 2:59 pm
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Are you sure you're British I never could figure out the appeal of lager.
I am sure I am NOT British! I am the Canuck (although lived 40+ years in the UK as PR). It's the wife that is the Brit!
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Old Jun 16th 2020, 4:38 pm
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I am sure I am NOT British! I am the Canuck (although lived 40+ years in the UK as PR). It's the wife that is the Brit!
Ah...hence the love of 'iced hockey' and 'lager'.....next you're going to tell us that Nickelback are musical geniuses and that Tim Horton's make quality artisinal products

Didn't you leave the 'Tick' for London?
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Old Jun 16th 2020, 7:08 pm
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Ah...hence the love of 'iced hockey' and 'lager'.....next you're going to tell us that Nickelback are musical geniuses and that Tim Horton's make quality artisinal products

Didn't you leave the 'Tick' for London?
Yep, left Manotick for London. I would be happy in a log home off grid miles from anywhere, the wife would like a city condo downtown, so we tried to find something in between. Manotick was too much 'my way' - it was quiet and too far from Ottawa for an easy evening out (not much going on in Ottawa anyway given the size of city). We are now 4.5km from the city centre of London in a leafy and quiet suburb, but still an easy walk to some local bars and easy Uber into a decent sized city with lots going on. Happy wife, happy life.

My British friends accuse me of a broad Canadian accent, but Canadians think I am 'sooooo British.....' - I can't win!

Oh, and I do actually quite like Timmies!
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1. UK is still way ahead of Canada as far as home delivery.
2. We rented a 3 bed detached property on Main/Danforth for $3000 including all utilities in 2018. Rents are dropping downtown for condos, but houses are still expensive.
3. Car insurance is crazy. Quoted $4300 for first year on a new Honda HRV and I have over 15 years no claim experience. Aviva Canada have accepted my no claims and gave me a policy costing $1350.
4. Easier to meet people in East York compared to downtown Toronto. Local library is good place to start networking.
5. We use Freedom Mobile, unlimited calls in Canada and 3GB data package costs $28 per month. Use ttag to make calls back to UK for 5c per minute or Skype via WiFi with Bell WiFi that costs $62 per month for unlimited data and 1GB download speed.
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Originally Posted by Revin Kevin View Post
Apart from petrol, is anything cheaper in Canada?

Horses. It's feasible for someone who has a regular job to keep a horse in Canada and ride, either recreationally or in competition. In the UK that's beyond the reach of someone in an equivalent position. I expect the same is true of anything requiring lots of land but I haven't tried sheep keeping.

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Originally Posted by glendem4 View Post
1. UK is still way ahead of Canada as far as home delivery.
2. We rented a 3 bed detached property on Main/Danforth for $3000 including all utilities in 2018. Rents are dropping downtown for condos, but houses are still expensive.
3. Car insurance is crazy. Quoted $4300 for first year on a new Honda HRV and I have over 15 years no claim experience. Aviva Canada have accepted my no claims and gave me a policy costing $1350.
4. Easier to meet people in East York compared to downtown Toronto. Local library is good place to start networking.
5. We use Freedom Mobile, unlimited calls in Canada and 3GB data package costs $28 per month. Use ttag to make calls back to UK for 5c per minute or Skype via WiFi with Bell WiFi that costs $62 per month for unlimited data and 1GB download speed.
When Aviva Canada accepted your no claims what proof did you have to provide?
When I had dealings with Canadian car insurance companies I had trouble getting my 10 years no claims accepted...
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I'd say since COVID-19 home delivery has gotten ALOT better with more of them offering delivery or pickup... but this also means everyone has been using it so it's always fully booked..... does the Canadian also have british citizenship ? If not I'd apply before you leave.. the UK is becoming more and more difficult to do with immigration with and if you ever want to come back you'd need to apply again.
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When Aviva Canada accepted your no claims what proof did you have to provide?
When I had dealings with Canadian car insurance companies I had trouble getting my 10 years no claims accepted...
We had car insurance with Aviva in the 🇬🇧. I contacted Aviva 🇬🇧 directly and asked them kindly to provide a letter in pdf format showing our years of no claims. Got an insurance broker to contact Aviva Canada and provided the letter from Aviva 🇬🇧 which they accepted, thankfully saving thousands of dollars.
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Horses. It's feasible for someone who has a regular job to keep a horse in Canada and ride, either recreationally or in competition. In the UK that's beyond the reach of someone in an equivalent position.
I don't agree, owning a horse can cost a fortune in the UK, but it doesn't have to. Our first horse cost us £300, and our total costs for her were £60pcm (grass livery only).

The thing that is expensive is when your child gets good, and then suddenly the old Welsh mountain pony that only jumps up to 60cm and costs you very little needs to be exchanged for a proper competition pony, who needs a stable…..and feeding….and rugs….and shoes. Then it's not so cheap anymore.
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UK has Pound stores
Canada has Dollar stores

Dollar is less than a pound so Canada wins.
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