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Old 05-26-2013, 03:15 AM
 
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We are currently considering Charlotte and Austin, among a few other cities, for an end-of-summer family move from Chicago. My mother will be transferring jobs within her company and will be moving with my younger siblings, and my fiancee and I will be following, so we'll probably be looking to rent two single-family homes for a year or two before looking to buy.

For the purpose of this thread, I'm curious as to how much cheaper it really is to live in Charlotte than in Austin. Depending on what COL calculator I've used, I've been shown Charlotte's housing costs as being on par with to slightly lower than Austin's. However, with Austin's longer and more intense summers, would you say that the difference in electric bills over the course of the year is significant enough to skew this difference even further?
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