Originally Posted by bullmac67
May I ask a favor and someone tell me the real differences in the cost of living? I know the cost of housing is a big difference but I have heard other things like food is about equal??? How about energy for house, fuel,insurance etc...thanks in advance
As a former metro area resient here goes. It is half the cost to live here,
1500 sq ft house in Ct electric (2005) was 300 a month all electric house, Charlotte 3000 Sq ft house 139.00 for electric. Just spoke with friend living in greenwich ct 1230 condo electric bill is 400 a month.
From NYC to Charlotte car insurance roughly about 1/3
Home costs sold townhome in ct with rights to deeded private beach 500k in 2005. Purchased house in South Charlotte for half the price of condo(house would have been aprox 5.5 million in ct).
Friend in Ct just paid 3.59 for gas in Greenwich I just paid 2.59.
We find food to be the only thing a little more costly. I loved the area so much I am now a realtor and help northerners transition to the south, so if you would like any more info just let me know