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Do you think the cost of living is expensive where you live?

And what state are you in? The cost for homes is EXPENSIVE in Va, but everything else is reasonable.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Jul. 7, 2009 in Money & Work

Answers (9)
  • Bay Area, California. Incredibly expensive. Almost not worth it to stay.

    Answer by preggoandfat at 11:58 AM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Seattle Washington is also very expensive.

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 12:16 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Clarksville TN /Ft.Campbell Ky, heck NO. We have a low cost of living around here. On the flip side if your not military or work for the City/County you cannot hardly get a good paying job around here.

    Answer by kc932 at 2:24 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • So Cal, is very expensive, unbelievable , makes you want to get the heck out.

    Answer by dillonsma at 2:32 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Fayetteville NC. military alot of things are far as housing...but ive visited places that make me appreciate our here is just high....

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 2:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Long Island, NY...expensive. Even though house prices are dropping, I cannot afford a home here. My parents are in cornelius, NC houses are a good price and you get a really nice home. my mom says food is still the same cost.
    rent on LI is a lot. and its breaking our piggy bank.

    Answer by mommylovesu28 at 3:05 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • We have had a oil/ gas boom here in wyoming over the past 5 years. The prices of rentals and apartments skyrocketed because of it, housing prices also skyrocketed. Inbetween 2000 and 2003 prices on rent were a max of maybe 800 for a really nice house or large apt. The prices have drastically increased to between 1300 and 2500 for rent, if you are able to get cheaper it is usually in a crappy area.

    Answer by rennisance at 3:28 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • We have a pretty low cost of living here (New Smyrna Beach, FL) but there are no jobs here either.

    Answer by slw123 at 3:37 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • It always amazes me when I watch shows on HGTV from Designed To Sell, House Hunters, My House is Worth What?, etc & I see the costs of simple homes in other states. Most of these cape cod style homes that I see selling for $200,000-$500,000 would be like $50,000-90,000 here in The Buffalo, NY & surrounding area.

    I owned a single family 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom home with 1300 sq. ft. & I paid $63,000 for it. We currently own a double...2 bedrooms upstairs, 2 bedrooms downstairs & it was a fixer upper, we paid $58,000 for's now worth $115,000 since it's fixed up, modernized & in a sought after neighborhood of North Buffalo.

    We plan on renting out our lower apartment next year & buying a large 5 bedroom 2 bath home. The kind of historic/older house I want with 1+ acres is about $170,000! There is currently one that was a stop in the underground railroad that I want, but we want a larger downpayment first!

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:29 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

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