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View Poll Results: Which has the lowest cost of living?
New York City 1 1.92%
Seattle 42 80.77%
Bay Area 1 1.92%
Los Angeles 8 15.38%
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Which ones have the lowest cost of living?

AND CAN YOU RANK THEM FROM MOST EXPENSIVE TO LEAST EXPENSIVE?
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I would assume overall:

Bay Area
NYC
LA
Seattle
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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NYC
Bay Area
LA
Seattle

The Bay Area and LA are a bit less clear cut. I live in one of those cities, grew up in another, and have worked long contracts in the other two.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Passaic, NJ
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too easy

NYC
Bay
LA
Seattle

Seattle is pretty affordable actually if u live in the suburbs unlike the rest of the list
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Location: NYC
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NYC
Bay Area
LA
Seattle

The Bay Area and LA are a bit less clear cut. I live in one of those cities, grew up in another, and have worked long contracts in the other two.
I would have thought the Bay Area is closer to NYC
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, No question is the Least expensive
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I would have thought the Bay Area is closer to NYC
Generally for the same space with similar amenities, I found the Bay Area (specifically SF and Berkeley though) much closer to LA (downtown-ish areas and westside) than NYC (Manhattan, western third of Queens, North and Northwest Brooklyn). I never had to scout for rent in Seattle, but from what I know from friends, it should be lower than the other three.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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NYC
Bay Area
LA
Seattle
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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NYC
Bay area
LA
Seattle

Its could be a toss up between LA and Bay area. Depending mostly where in L.A.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I would also say NY, SF, LA, Seattle.

I lived in Seattle and now Los Angeles and Seattle was definately cheaper. One thing I find cheaper in LA than all three is public transportation. Subway and light rail rides are $1.50. Parking at subway and light rail stops where available is free. Culver City and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus fares are only $1.00.
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