After living in Montreal and Toronto , Ottawa , Quebec city . I realized that i am more happy living with English Canadians than quebcers Even though i made more money in Quebec(cost of living , also being french speaker made finding a job way easier) Now i am considering to either continue my life in Montreal or Move to Vancouver to open a business , here is what i found , but need confirmation , and help from people who lived in both , or one of them : - Cost of living : i always heard that Vancouver is more than expensive , i looked at renting princes in Vancouver suburbs, like Barnaby and compared it to Montreal ( it is the same price , because if i live in Montreal i would only get a place with interior parking ), and yes i would be more than happy living in Barnaby than heart of downtown of Montreal. , car insurance is more expensive in Vancouver , but 100$ a month difference is not big deal. - Traffic , congestion : Here i dont need much information , Vancouver wins . less population , and less construction. Can't remember how much time you loose with driving in Montreal (and time = money) - Big advantage of Montreal , i have bigger local community , which helps a lot for referrals ( which is important when you open a business) , also french is my first language. (fluent in french) , also the business i am seeking to do have less competiton in Montreal with bigger population. - I heard from many people and with my own research , that Vancouver is easier to live in , compared to Montreal. Winter made life harder , Business Red tape (Quebec has own rules , always make things tougher) , .... - i am not a taxes expert , but apprently you loose much money in Quebec compared to BC because of the taxes - Since life is more expensive in Vancouver , you will most probably charges your clients higher wages than in Montreal . so more money to make in Vancouver ?? Hard decision and need help , of course Montreal will be safer choice since i already have connections here ( i dont know anyone in Vancouver ) but i always that i can make connection with time.