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city every day for a whole year would still be lessthan a fifth of the cost of a new car, not to mention the inevitable expenditure ofmaintaining a good performance of the car. Taking into account the considerableupkeep expenses of a car, gas, insurance, and repairs, owning a car is much lesseconomic and convenient than is taking the bus or the subway.While some people would argue that investing money on highways is imperative forholistic benefits of our country, I personally believe the need for solving currenttraffic disasters that are prevalent in most such major cities as Beijing, Shanghai, andGuangzhou is more urgent. The problem has already become the biggest headache oflocal governments and their residents, and would cost even more if not handledpromptly.20. Big city or countryside, which is better for children to grow up in?