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In Order To Live COMFORTABLY you MUST make...

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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How much do you have to make to live comfortably in your area? People like to argue that there is a flat amount... Which is not true. 50k may go a ways in the Midwest but not in many of the coast states.

Post the amount and where you live. I live in WA State. According to the state a SINGLE person should make 35k to live comfortably in King County. It increases by about 10k for each adult in the family, a lot more for kids.

We live comfortably. Dh makes well over the amount needed but we were very "poor" (yes I use that term loosely as I know we were not poor by any means) for a few years while trying to aggressively pay off student loans.
by on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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Kaseyrose21
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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Kaseyrose21
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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Kaseyrose21
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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wooly
by Knitting Maniac on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:37 PM

I know it expensive to live where we do, and we're no where near. Coast, but we do ok.

supermama322
by Kaylee on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:37 PM
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Idk. We've lived comfortably on 12k and comfortably now on 100k

Kaseyrose21
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:38 PM
Where are you at and how much if I may ask...

Quoting wooly:

I know it expensive to live where we do, and we're no where near. Coast, but we do ok.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:38 PM
50k doesn't go far in the Midwest. I live in Chicago and that wouldn't get you shit.
Kaseyrose21
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:39 PM
12k?!? Or 1.2 mil? Where do you live?

Quoting supermama322:

Idk. We've lived comfortably on 12,000k and comfortably now on 100k

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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It's expensive in Massachusetts.
Kaseyrose21
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 4:40 PM
Sorry I was thinking more like Kansas or Nebraska. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Quoting Anonymous: 50k doesn't go far in the Midwest. I live in Chicago and that wouldn't get you shit.
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