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So Vancouver is a nice place to live, but so is nearby Seattle. Does Vancouver deserve to be more expensive than Seattle rent wise? No, at least as a tech worker, the salaries just aren't there.

Moving to Vancouver from another country is much easier than moving to Seattle. And Seattle is considered to be a city with a bad weather in the US. That bad weather is actually considered good here in Canada.

A lot of techies from Vancouver are working in Seattle under NAFTA TN visas, which are pretty easy to get.

It is not surprising considering how similar Vancouver and Seattle are and considering that the Vancouver mayor openly brags about how low tech salaries are [0]

[0]: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/city-of-vancouver-criti...

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