Single life vs Religious life?

So I am writing a list of single life vs religious life, basically a pro’s and cons list. I would like to read your take on it because I ran out of ideas and would like an extensive list if possible to help me with my vocation. And when I mean the single life I mean like being a consecrated virgin and/or joining a secular institute, not just single by default.
Also, does the Church recognize single life as being the same as religious life or is religious life like a higher calling than the single life?

The Vocations Director of your Archdiocese is more than qualified to answer these questions.
An appointment is in order.
Best wishes!

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