I'm Canadian currently exiled in Silicon Valley (for the income tax reasons you mentioned above)and I've been looking at returning to Canada when I eventually retire.BC is one of the more expensive provinces (as faras taxes go). My calculations show that Ontariois actually better tax wise than most states untilyou hit about $60000/year ($Cdn - about $40k US)in capital gains. This is assuming all of yourincome is long-term capital gains. I think thewrinkle you may have been missing is that I believeCanada takes 3/4 of your capital gains and treatsit as normal income, so you get the tiered taxesfor the first bit (and 25% tax free). Or maybemy calculations are off (it was late). Or maybeyou just need/want a lot more annual income thanme :)Still, many other issues to consider, but given that I think I'll be happy with a draw of about$50-80k/year $Cdn, I think I'll pay a bit more in tax than in a reasonable state like Nevada orWashington, but not much more than CA or NY. Thecost of living is much cheaper (from what I've seen), although the 15% sales tax kind of sucks.But having guaranteed medical coverage for free(I'm heard US runs about $200/month with a $5k deductible for a single 35-year old male in goodhealth - am I way off?) is worth something to me.
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