Living in the countryside is practically synonymous with calm and tranquility. A perfect place to escape the madness and stress of the big city. But is this change for everyone? Would you and your family adapt to this new reality? Oftentimes, what appears to be an advantage for one person may be a disadvantage for another. And that’s why the decision to live in the interior is very personal and must meet the needs and concerns of each family.
A change like this still involves many factors and it is important to consider all of them before making any decision.
Advantages of living in the countryside
Quality of life
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest advantages of leaving the big city to live in the countryside is the significant increase in the quality of life. Inland cities have a more stable climate throughout the year, the air is cleaner and more breathable, the streets are cleaner and even the people are more educated.
Not to mention that if you have children, the possibility of raising them in a freer way is wonderful. It is not uncommon to see children playing in the streets, for example, in inner cities.
Contact with nature
Living in the countryside is also a guarantee of being in greater contact with nature. Most of the cities in the interior are privileged by exuberant nature. Some are surrounded by mountains, others are filled with waterfalls. The streets are also more tree-lined, which makes this contact even closer, even if you don’t live in a rural area.
Living in the interior is cheaper than living in the capital or large cities. In these cities, the cost of living is lower, starting with rent. Try comparing the price of renting a house in the interior with the rent of a similar house in the capital, for example. It is very different! The prices of supermarkets and services (masonry, hairdresser, technicians in general, etc.) are also usually much lower. Even the value of school fees is more affordable in the interior cities.
Those who decide to live in the interior are also looking for more security. This is a fact. The crime rate in inner cities is much lower than in big cities. Robberies, assaults, and drug trafficking are some of the crimes that happen infrequently.
The educational system in the inner cities is also much better. Schools usually receive few students, which increases the quality of classes and the dedication of teachers.
Efficient public transport
There are no crowded buses in the inner cities, mainly because of the low population density. Another point worth mentioning is the punctuality of the service. Buses also run less, as the city is small.
Have you ever thought about not having to face traffic in this life anymore? This can be a reality if you decide to live in the countryside. In these cities, there is no congestion and it is very unlikely that the last-minute rain will stop all the traffic in the city.
Disadvantages of living in the countryside
Less access to products and services
On the other hand, living in the countryside can also lead to less access to products and services than you were used to when living in the big city. Some cities, for example, still don’t have apps with iFood or Uber. Another problem is access to products from specific niches, if you have a different profession or have a restricted diet, for example.
Another important little detail: the product brands you are used to using simply don’t exist in some inner cities. Medical and dental services can also be lacking. In some cities, only basic treatments are offered, tests and more complex procedures are sent to the capital.
Living in the countryside also means leaving the family in the big city and visiting them only on special dates or holidays. This distance from uncles, grandparents, nephews, and even friends also needs to be put in the balance when you make your decision.
Not all, but many roads that give access to streets and interior neighborhoods are difficult to access. At some times of the year, especially during the rainy season, they can be completely inaccessible.
So, if you need to get out of the house every day, make sure you think about where you want to live and whether it meets your mobility needs.
Quiet life (too much)
Anyone who is used to living in the capital knows that it is possible to have fun anytime and anywhere. The 24-hour services are there to prove it, not to mention the huge number of leisure spaces, such as cinemas, theaters, parks, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and clubs.
Inland…Well, there it can be very difficult to get a pizza at two in the morning. And if you want to go out for fun, maybe you need to go to the neighboring town.