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Old 05-29-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Here? You mean Orange County? The median household income in California is around $60,000 and once you adjust for the higher incomes the cost of living in California is just a bit higher than average for the nation.

Also, where in the country can you have a truly comparable living for less? Buying a McMansion in some Texan suburb is nothing like living in say the Silicon Valley...
Try supporting a family of 4 on $60k in OC. The median includes a lot of people living 3 families to a 2 bedroom apartment in Santa Ana or Anaheim.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Try supporting a family of 4 on $60k in OC. The median includes a lot of people living 3 families to a 2 bedroom apartment in Santa Ana or Anaheim.
Huh? The median household income in Orange County is around $72k, for a family its around $82k. You can easily support a family of 4 on $82k in Orange County...

It seems a common trait for people in the most expensive areas of the state to make generalizations for the entire state based on the costs in these expensive communities....
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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You can easily support a family of 4 on $82k in Orange County...
I guess if you like small apartments and mac 'n cheese. Day care alone for two little ones would consume almost a third of that.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I guess if you like small apartments and mac 'n cheese. Day care alone for two little ones would consume almost a third of that.
1200 a month for 2 kids here.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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I guess if you like small apartments and mac 'n cheese. Day care alone for two little ones would consume almost a third of that.
Oh geez...next you're going to tell me they won't be able to afford two new Mercedes either. A family of 4 can easily live on $80k and live a decent life in Orange County, there is no need to live in a small apartment or eat Mac'n cheese every day (which isn't that cheap...btw).
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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1200 a month for 2 kids here.
That's cheap. The cheapest we've found for an infant (full time) is around $1000/mo and plenty are $1200+.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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That's cheap. The cheapest we've found for an infant (full time) is around $1000/mo and plenty are $1200+.
We were paying 1500 at the Y but found a place cheaper. If that can be considered cheap.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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So my dad owns a 95 Jeep Cherokee. Regardless of the mileage or condition of this type of vehicle, its worth at the very most 2,500 and that is being generous. Everyone favorite stupid car site KBB, which is so wrong most of the time but people constantly refer to it says the vehicle is worth about 1,600 in excellent condition.

So, this years registration is over 300 bucks. That's almost 20 percent of the KBB proposed value. I know fees are up but seriously, this is complete utter BS.
The registration on my '96 Geo Prizm was only around $76. I didn't like paying it but I didn't think it was that bad, either.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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Your post makes no sense at all.
They don't charge car registration fees in whatever non-socialist state you live?
Yes, Texas does charge car registration fees, unfortunately. Texas is still way too socialist despite getting good marks in comparison to California.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Get real. You have enough money to purchase and maintain a Lamborghini, but you dont have enough for the registration?
Uhm where did I say that I don't have enough money to register it? I just don't like the idea of paying $1700 to register a car that's driven 1000 miles per year, while some free loaders who drive their $3000 car 15k miles per year are paying $70. The DMV reg fee was supposed to go down this year. And FYI the maintenance isn't that expensive on this car; no scheduled maintenance until 7500 mi. The reg-fee is a much greater expense on a low-mileage car like this than the maintenance
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