Today in this context I’m going to explore some basic factors to consider while choosing a city, besides Roti, Kapda & Makaan. When you are moving to a certain place and as a student what should you keep in mind while choosing a city to stay. Pollution, cleanliness, the standard of living, transportation, job opportunities, etc. that’s a list of things that I have put down in my context today. So let’s dive deeper to have a look at the following:
Rent in Mumbai and Bangalore are supposed to be the most expensive. It is almost 3 times more than that of Delhi and Kolkata. So as a student you should look for the places and locality which offers affordable rental accommodation. You can also take help from us, we help you to get your perfect rental accommodation in an easy and hassle-free manner.
Let’s first look into the basic groceries that you would need. Grocery prices in Mumbai are also 10%-15% higher than that of Chennai, almost 11% higher than Delhi and 20% higher than Hyderabad. Restaurants in Mumbai are again the most expensive. They are almost 50-60%higher in Mumbai and Delhi and Hyderabad and Chennai is 40% lower than them. In spite of this, there are some places and student areas where you can get grocery items at a little discounted price.
Everybody wants to live in a clean city and face it. Every time we do travel out of the town it is one of the things that we notice. But according to the reports, 8 of the10 cities from South India have been ranked on the top of cleanliness and the rest of the two cities are from the east.
Unfortunately, India has 10 out of the 20 most polluted cities around the world. And mainly every city is from the north of India where there is the highest pollution according to reports. Ex.: Delhi, Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna, Ludhiana, etc. The least polluted city where people want to stay is again from the south like Mangalore, Hassan, etc.
5 Local transportation and connectivity:
Kolkata has some of the best connectivity only because they have various means of public transport; from buses to taxis. rickshaws, hand pull rickshaws, to the ferry, tram, metro. They seem to have it all. Delhi and Mumbai also have some of the best connectivities, But I have to say in Mumbai one does feel relatively safer if they are traveling at night and it is also easier to hail a taxi or rickshaw at that time.
Depending on how old you are and how you pass your time, I think entertainment plays a very important factor. Nightlife is important to a lot of young people, especially when they are moving to cities. Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur are some of the cities that have the best nightlife in India. And where there is nightlife there has to be a disco, alcohol, bar, etc. But as a young and mature student, you should look for cheaper places to enjoy all this thing. Prices of the above vary in India and depend on sales tax and rules that every state follows.
7 Tradition & Culture:
Every place has a different tradition & culture. It depends on how old you are and what it is that you want out of your life. If you wanna go out, enjoy yourself then you gonna get a better experience in metro cities like Delhi, Bombay than that of Mysore or Surat. It’s the quality of life that you are getting from that particular city.
8 Job opportunities:
At the end of your studies you will look for a job or to start a business, so you must go to that city and places where you will find a good opportunity for yourself. For example, if you are looking for opportunities in the IT sector then Bangalore is the best and if you are looking for an opportunity in textile then Surat & Ludhiana will be best for you.
These are only some of the factors to consider when choosing a city that I have mentioned. Surely there are much more but yeah these are the basics. So what’s now I am going to say is my personal opinion. To me, Mumbai and Delhi seem to be the most expensive cities for students, but it’s not that it’s gonna be expensive for you too. If your income is supporting that kind of living then why not be where the buzz is!