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Where would you live, Boston or Montreal?

IN terms of affordable living, nightlife, crime rate, culture, job employment, and competitive salary. Where would I expect a higher chance of employment. I am a prospective graduate student in BIotechnology deciding whether to attend grad studies in Montreal or Boston, having been accepted to their respective institutions. What are the chances of employment in BIotech in Boston vs. Montreal and salary wise. P.S. I am Canadian and can speak minimal French, but can understand simple phrases. I am also not sure if the potential debt (estimated at 90k US) is worth going to Boston vs. (15-20K if I stay in Canada). With this current economy, I would like to be debt free as possible and not worry about the burden of paying back a loan. I am just as concerned about the job prospects in Boston as in Montreal, and thats why I'm unsure. Location in Boston is unknown at the moment, but like Montreal, both cities are Biotech hubs. How are the Biotech and Pharma industries at each respective cities?

Asked By: - 6/9/2010
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Boston (actually you should consider it Boston/Cambridge) has more biotech operations by far but Montreal has more straight pharma companies. At present (as you probably know) the economy in general is better in Canada than in the USA. But a lot can happen in 2 years.. Montréal is MUCH cheaper for housing than... More
Answered By: Châteauguay - 6/13/2010
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Answered By: pM95 - 6/9/2010
 
i would pick Montreal, as there are more job opportunities there and a much lower crime rate than Boston, which is way more competitive, and therefore, harder to get a job in.
Answered By: evoboy - 6/9/2010
 
It depends what part of Boston you are looking in. Boston can be really really expensive or not so expensive.
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Answered By: TheKaitlinBrand - 6/9/2010
 
Boston, because then I wouldn't have to go to the trouble of learing french.
Answered By: twilightgurl - 6/10/2010
 
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