Just curious: now that we’re looking at remote work for an extended period of time, what city would you recommend a newcomer move to (from NYC)? I may be getting an offer to work as an independent contractor for a U.S. based company (based in Boston) and can basically live anywhere so would prefer any of these two cities (or surrounding areas).
I know that COL is lower in Montreal but taxes seem to be higher. None of us speak French so not sure if we would be able to get by when we actually live there permanently.
We’re childfree and my husband is actively looking for a data science job as well. I’ve visited both and loved both cities but the $$$ to live in Toronto scares us a bit. Eventually, I’d also have to travel a lot to meet US clients to give talks & attend conferences so easy access to an airport is also essential which is why we’re zeroing in on these two cities.
We’re also car-free (for now) so public transport is important. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and advice.