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Old 09-28-2011, 12:48 PM
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Hey everyone,
I maybe getting a job offer in Colorado pretty soon; however, the pay is between 40-45K. I am a single guy and basically grew up in the Caribbean and then lived in Florida for the past 12yrs.
The question is can you live well in Denver or its surrounding areas with that salary? Oh and no relocation assistance is provided.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:23 PM
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Well meaning afford to partake in activities other than paying rent and bills. I am an outdoorsy kinda guy. I'm pretty sure health care will be deducted from my check. I don't plan to stay single but not getting married in the near future.
I like to go out to bars, lounges, nice restaurants, etc hell i need a new car etc.
Overall I think I live a pretty modest lifestyle.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:39 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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Your question is really not an objective question with a clear yes or no answer-- not sure what kind of answer you're hoping to hear? If you can do it in Florida, I'm sure you can do it here. Denver is just not a city like NYC or LA or DC where cost of living is a major consideration in quality of life. I still believe that Denver is reasonably affordable enough that people that people of pretty much all income levels can find some way to make it here comfortably-- even though, yes, there are even cheaper places to live. There are plenty of people here who survive just fine on far, far less than that. And then there are people making much more still struggling to get by. One thing however that will be much more expensive than Florida is car registration, especially if it's a new or newer car. Also Colorado has a flat 4.63% income tax rate-- Florida has no state income tax. That should all be factored in your calculations.
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