Small town or big city?

Is small-town life better than life in the city? Maybe so.

In a big city, the population is dense, which means statistically that there will be a certain percentage of potentially violent criminals amongst the population. 

Crime has also been statistically proven to be higher in big cities than in smaller cities and towns. 

Safety is one of the primary concerns for people looking to move into a new area and often big cities lack a balanced police force.

In a small town, the population is much less dense and housing is usually spaced out into lots, as opposed to big cities where the primary housing is apartments and other urban areas. 

Because there are more people in big cities, roads will be much busier, making travel tedious. 

However, traffic in small towns is far less tedious to navigate as the population is less dense, and therefore, the traffic flows more smoothly.

Smaller cities usually have very light traffic and maybe medium-heavy traffic depending on the time of day due to common shift changes.

Another factor to consider is the cost of living.

The cost of living in a big city is significantly higher than in a smaller city. 

Depending on your income, this may not be ideal.

Resources such as gas, groceries, water, power, and other commodities are priced lower in smaller cities because the demand isn’t as great. 

Ultimately, deciding whether or not to live in a small city or a big city comes down to if you like being around a lot of people and if you can afford the cost of living.