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Old 09-07-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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I think Boston is great. But I think Chicago is better. The bad part about Chicago is the economy there, so if you have a decent gig, I'd stay.
Ya I'm not so sure Chicago has a good economy, despite the fact it has national recognition as a top tier city overall.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:11 AM
 
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Best page and most refreshing one on this thread so far. Ahhh!
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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This is pretty accurate. 100k would make you wealthy for Boston proper.

Median income for an individual is about 35k, maybe as high as 45k minus the college students but probablly not.

I grew up in Boston in the 2000s in a family of 4 on 45/50k and I certainly wasn't 'poor' compared to a lot of other kids.families in the city...so 100k for an individual is relatively loaded
You're kidding, right?
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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You're kidding, right?
He's actually not, sadly.

While most of the people on this forum would scoff at the notion that someone making $100k/year is well off, the reality is that it IS a lot of money for a single person in Boston, even if it excludes someone from living in Back Bay or Beacon Hill.
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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He's actually not, sadly.

While most of the people on this forum would scoff at the notion that someone making $100k/year is well off, the reality is that it IS a lot of money for a single person in Boston, even if it excludes someone from living in Back Bay or Beacon Hill.
Thank you.

This board never ceases to amaze me. Silver spoons abound.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Richest people I've never met yet have talked to. People making 70k alone in Boston are pretty good. I think you all forget Bostons poverty rate is 21% (not adjusted for COL) and he median HOUSEHOLD income is 55k...
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:40 PM
 
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Most of this board doesn't seem to live in Boston, or the ones that do are mostly in the trendier neighborhoods. Overall it's heavily Metrowest people here, so the general perspective on the rest of the state tends to be a little skewed.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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Richest people I've never met yet have talked to. People making 70k alone in Boston are pretty good. I think you all forget Bostons poverty rate is 21% (not adjusted for COL) and he median HOUSEHOLD income is 55k...
Most of the state doesn't live in Boston. Boston is actually a pretty poor place with a few very expensive neighborhoods that no one can actually afford to live in. Income inequality at its finest.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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Hey man, you sound like a real whimsical, fun dude
I am. You'd be surprised.

Bottom line...40k in Boston is not a fun life.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:20 PM
 
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100k would make you wealthy for Boston proper.
What? No.
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