The reverse side of urban life

Nowadays, large cities are becoming more and more inhabited because of the tendency of the immigration to the city. Even though, it brings about many advantages such as more opportunities of jobs and higher living standard, the urban lifestyle make rural dwellers opt to live a different lifestyle than before. Living in a big city may result in many drawbacks as discussed following.

Urban centers are filled with motorized transport and other sources of pollutants like waste from the large populations of people, or emissions from factories. The urban centers have very few or even totally missing green spaces with higher amount of pollutants that are so harmful for citizens. For a long time, lung cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and asthma are just a few diseases common among urban dwellers.

Another disadvantage of living in a city is traffic congestion. Every day, many people have to struggle with the transportation jams, who usually face with being late in their office. They are always stuck for many hours on the way to work. In addition, more transports on the street are the main distributor of air pollution which can lead to many bad effects on man’s health.

It is undeniable that the cost of living in big cities is much higher than in countryside. The impact of this can result in the expensive cost of the public services such as health service, postal service, education… It will be difficult for the poor and workers to live in big cities with a low minimum wage. They seem to struggle with the rapid changes in the price of basic necessities and public services like hospitals, schools,…

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