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My family is thinking about moving to Ottawa from Victoria and our concerned of the temperature/cost of living?

My husband who is from Quebec City and I our thinking about moving from Victoria to Ottawa with our 9 year old. We our considering the move as we can be closer to his family and make higher wages with more job opportunity. Currently we own a lovely 4 bdr brand new home with a 20min communte from work and our daughter's school as she attends french school. My husband and I wish to get ahead so we can enjoy the life we wish by building our home, holidaying yearly and having enough money to put away for our retirement. With the high cost of living in Victoria we feel that we currently live pay check to pay check and want to know if Ottawa's cost of living really any diffrent? We have even considered living in Hull as we will both be working in the downtown area. As being a westcoast kid the extreme weather conditions (very cold winters and hot humid summers) scare me a bit.

Asked By: - 9/23/2009
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Answered By: Hank Thomas - 9/24/2009
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Assuming you can get all the things you're looking for (ie a job that pays well and leaves you enough money to put away for retirement), you can look forward to very snowy winters that are best dealt with by just going out and enjoying them. Ottawa seems hell bent on dumping several metric tonnes of salt on the roads... More
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Answered By: Z - 9/23/2009
 
Hull is a fair bit less expensive than Ottawa, especially if you have kids. The weather is sometimes difficult, but I think Ottawa's extensive parks along the canal and rivers and easy access to other natural areas like Algonquin and Gatineau Parks, makes up for the cold winters. The secret to enjoy the winter is to... More
Answered By: Lieu. Provo Parry Wallis - 9/23/2009
 
depending on what job fields you are in ottawa is going to have alot less jobs then victoria and hull even less. The bast thing is to look for jobs in the area first and houses to see what you can afford.
Answered By: Mississ J - 9/24/2009
 
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Answered By: Benjamin - 9/29/2009
 
are you from victoria bc?? Here in ottawa, it does not get cold till about november- feb (-20ish) In the summer it can sometimes have heatwaves in this city,
Answered By: Gabbie - 9/30/2009
 
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