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Old 04-22-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Well sorry to ask that question.I moved from london and for us that number is like a v avg salary.
London, England?
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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london is in england as of now
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Well, that explains the high incomes. London is the second most expensive city in the world to live in. High cost of living breeds high workforce incomes and vice versa.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:51 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Well sorry to ask that question.I moved from london and for us that number is like a v avg salary.
You are talkin $140,000 USD, right?

I thought this would be a very good salary for London, as the docs I know there would be happy if they could command that salary range. Our perception here in the USA is that docs are some of the highest earners (other than CEOs of major corporations).

Of course, I believe that UK has much higher tax rate than the USA. ??
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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is a family household income of $70k reasonable in the union county area? right now we know I will keep my job but my hubby will need to find work. just wondering...
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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is a family household income of $70k reasonable in the union county area? right now we know I will keep my job but my hubby will need to find work. just wondering...
That is above the median for most areas of the CLT metro. You would have to do a budget to see if it will work specifically for your household, tho.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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well, moving from long island to new home in indian trail. considering cost of taxes, our mortgage will be MUCH lower, baby won't be in daycare until DH is back to work, cheaper car insurance, etc, I think we will be fine. just wondered what others feel is a reasonable salary down there. for instance: i just read somewhere that in L.I. you need a minimum of $175k for a family of 4 to live comfortably. I think to purchase a house up here and to provide daycare, etc, that isn't too far off (and we do NOT have that high of a salary here)
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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the cost of living isnt cheap here..it is less than NY or NJ just because of Property Taxes, and Car insurance. utilites are a less expensive here, and ..sure your money goes a little bit further than it would in NY, but pls dont mistake it for being Cheap Living.. it is a beautiful place to live with great people and awesome weather...

Good Luck to you and your family
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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the cost of living isnt cheap here..it is less than NY or NJ just because of Property Taxes, and Car insurance. utilites are a less expensive here, and ..sure your money goes a little bit further than it would in NY, but pls dont mistake it for being Cheap Living.. it is a beautiful place to live with great people and awesome weather...

Good Luck to you and your family
Good advice. I think the property taxes are the big difference - and the cost of housing itself is lower, so lower mortgage.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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why thank you Miss Ani
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