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Old 04-28-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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I have never met a Scandinavian person in Houston. I know Scandinavians who work in our Noffices though.
Houston does have the largest concentration of ethnic Norwegian outside of Scandinavia.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Houston does have the largest concentration of ethnic Norwegian outside of Scandinavia.
LOL. Nice joke. Houston is one of the least European major city in America.

Born in Europe, CSA:
New York 1,089,441
Chicago 378,480
Los Angeles 276,294
Boston 244,213
San Francisco 200,037
Washington 151,153
Miami-Ft 122,909
Philadelphia 119,878
Seattle 105,813
Detroit 102,410
Atlanta 67,966
Sacramento 67,947
Houston 59,715
Orlando 54,728
Dallas 53,017
MinneapoliS34,682
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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LOL. Nice joke. Houston is one of the least European major city in America.

Born in Europe, CSA:
New York 1,089,441
Chicago 378,480
Los Angeles 276,294
Boston 244,213
San Francisco 200,037
Washington 151,153
Miami-Ft 122,909
Philadelphia 119,878
Seattle 105,813
Detroit 102,410
Atlanta 67,966
Sacramento 67,947
Houston 59,715
Orlando 54,728
Dallas 53,017
MinneapoliS34,682
Houston is one of the most diverse cities in America.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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^^^$40K is a huge difference, though. It's one thing if it were $120K vs $80K or $140K vs $100K, but we're talking $260K vs $220K. The guy has to spend $40K more on rent and food and utilities in New York than in Houston for it to truly be "more bang for your buck" in New York, and the guy probably won't have a car in New York, which can easily be a $10K-$20K expense a year in Houston. Plus, don't you think with that salary the guy would choose to live well in Houston? It's not like Houston is free. Rents for prime spots aren't "cheap" and mortgages for decent places in decent areas aren't New York expensive, but they aren't Oklahoma City cheap either.

My opinion is that $40K difference in pay is certainly enough to tip the edge to NYC if all the other stuff isn't already. Not to mention, once you attain a salary that high, you can move elsewhere with that salary more or less. $220K in Houston would be starting lower. There's something to be said for someone who has done their time in New York and eventually wants to move on to a place like Houston. They can bring their higher NYC salary and NYC job experience/resume with them.

Oh well, I wouldn't live in either city.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Houston is one of the most diverse cities in America.
Houston is very diverse (perhaps #1) but it's not a place with many Europeans.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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New York is obviously much more diverse than Houston when everything is considered. New York is the most diverse city on planet Earth and by a mile. The most international city on planet Earth and by a mile. The most cosmopolitan city on planet Earth and by a mile. Without question it is a better city than Houston for Northern Europeans and Europeans in general.

However over the years Houston has developed a network with some European countries (overall Houston is NOT very big magnet to Europeans) through its industry. People like the OP in the energy industry have relocated or have had to relocate due to work related reasons to Houston. Houston itself is a very diverse city though.

Houston?s Norway House strengthens ties with local business - Houston Business Journal
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Houston is very diverse (perhaps #1) but it's not a place with many Europeans.
agreed and that's not debatable.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:36 PM
 
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LOL. Nice joke. Houston is one of the least European major city in America.

Born in Europe, CSA:
New York 1,089,441
Chicago 378,480
Los Angeles 276,294
Boston 244,213
San Francisco 200,037
Washington 151,153
Miami-Ft 122,909
Philadelphia 119,878
Seattle 105,813
Detroit 102,410
Atlanta 67,966
Sacramento 67,947
Houston 59,715
Orlando 54,728
Dallas 53,017
MinneapoliS34,682
Ethnic Norwegians like the OP. Not other Europeans nor Norwegians ancestor.

Norwegian Consulate General, Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Ethnic Norwegians like the OP. Not other Europeans nor Norwegians ancestor.

Norwegian Consulate General, Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wow that's new to me. Interesting.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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Dang, 260k per year, single, and only 29?

I'm jealous.
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