There are many different factors to overcome on why city or country living is better. They are very different from each other, so it can be a lot to take into consideration.
In the end, though, everyone has their own preferences and there is no wrong answer. There are positive and negative elements of both lifestyles. For the city, crime rates are higher, but there are a lot more opportunities in the career field. For the country, crime rates are low and there are limited opportunities. In the city, there is a variety of different colleges and degrees one could study. All of the colleges and degrees lead to more jobs and better opportunities. There are many different businesses and corporations where there is a higher chance of getting hired and most likely with better pay.
Schools in the city usually have a lot of students, so that makes it easier to have extracurricular activities. Activities after school are better for children instead of going home and playing video games or watching television.