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Old 05-02-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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Maryland being on the list isn't too surprising. A lot of people in the DC area complain about being stuck in the "rat race" and how they plan on making their money and leaving as soon as they can retire.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: DC
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The chicago area does not have a high cost of living, it is pretty moderate when all is said and done. Far lower than much of the northeast or west coast. The winters are terrible, as are the summers.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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The chicago area does not have a high cost of living, it is pretty moderate when all is said and done. Far lower than much of the northeast or west coast. The winters are terrible, as are the summers.
Eh - depends on where you're coming from. If you're coming from the south, it's no big deal. If you are coming from the PNW/San Francisco or most of Canada, or you just don't like 85 degree and moderately humid weather, then sure. At least the summers have tons of fun stuff to do if you can't stand 85 and semi humid.

But yeah cost of living for a city of its size and what it offers is very good.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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Tbf, this doesn't mean people are unhappy with where they are, for example if I was polled, I'd vote yes to leave. Honestly I love this city, but if I was given a chance to leave I'd move in a heartbeat. This is mainly for something new; a change in scenery.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:39 AM
 
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The chicago area does not have a high cost of living, it is pretty moderate when all is said and done. Far lower than much of the northeast or west coast. The winters are terrible, as are the summers.
Actually, other than about 3 months a year, you get nice, seasonal weather. I would never go so far as to say winter and summer are terrible. Winter, this year, was an exception to the norm. Summers do get hot, but not every day, and spring and fall are beautiful seasons.
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