There is a tendency in the modern society to abandon the country and to migrate to the city. More and more people, especially young and well educated, decide to live in large metropolises rather than in small towns or villages. The main factor that influences their decision is unemployment problem which is very acute in the country. The city offers many opportunities to young people. First of all, they can attend there the best universities and use the best learning resources which will allow them to develop their knowledge and skills. Good educational background increases their chances to find employment in good companies which will offer them lucrative posts. People who are ambitious and want to be successful and pursue their careers find in the city many possibilities to realize their potential and to gain the best professional experience. Besides, large modern metropolises provide their inhabitants with limitless sources of entertainment. Young people can socialize in cafes, pubs, clubs or discos or take part in various cultural events, like for example concerts, art exhibitions or spectacles in the theatre. Moreover, they can enjoy shopping in large shopping centres or department stores. All these charms and attractions of the city are appealing to young people, however when they start their own families they usually start missing peacefulness and tranquillity of country life. As they become older, people are tired with the hectic and stressful city life and often decide to move outside the city. However, country life, although more quiet and peaceful, has also disadvantages.

One of the drawbacks of living in the country is poor quality of education in schools there. Country schools usually do not have good facilities like for example gyms or computer rooms. Besides, students have often problems with finding studying materials as the access to the Internet still is not widespread there. Moreover, children develop their natural talents since they cannot attend any additional lessons or courses.

The most serious problem of living in the country is the problem with finding a job. There are no companies or factories that would offer people employment. Therefore most dwellers of the country are farmers who have to work very hard in the fields to earn their living. Those who are lucky enough, find work in nearby towns but then there is a problem with commuting as the communication network is not developed well in the country.

Another bad side of country life is lack of entertainment. There are no cafes or cinemas where people could spend their free time and socialize with their friends.

Obviously, living in the country also has many advantages. First of all, countryside is not polluted therefore you can breath there fresh air. Besides, there is hardly any road traffic thus you can enjoy silence in the country. You can also relax and go for a nice walk in the forest or in the meadows. What is more important, in the country people can grow their own fruit and vegetables which are healthier than those you can buy in the greengrocer's in the city.

Another advantage of country life is the fact that it is safer than life in a metropolis. In small towns or villages, crime rate is usually very low and people do not need to be afraid of having their house broken into or of being attacked and robbed in the street.

In addition, it seems that in the country the relationship between people are more genuine as people are more friendly and open there.

All things considering, it is obvious that both country and city life have their advantages and disadvantages. Some people find metropolises more exciting and appealing than small towns but others prefer beauty and tranquillity of the countryside. The choice whether to live depends on every person's character and preferences.