You might live in a big city and hate it when it takes you over an hour to get home during rush hour, but at least you don't live in another part of the universe. if you were to relocate to a neighboring galaxy such as Andromeda, it could possibly take you as much as 220,00 light years to get home, and you would likely miss dinner most of the time. Other suburban galaxies would involve an even longer commute, and the fuel costs of living there probably are a discouragement to most Earth-dwellers who are considering moving to less populated areas.
Even remaining in the Milky Way would be too great of a commute for most residents of planet Earth. Real estate located on the Crab Nebula looks promising, but that area is more than 11 light years across. The Cat's Eye Nebula is only .4 light years across, but with price of gas rising so quickly, smart investors are looking elsewhere.
Provided by: Number Sleuth