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Old 01-28-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Some might be surprised what it costs to live in Denver ‘comfortably’ | FOX31 Denver

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DENVER — The Mile High City is rated as one of the richest cities in the U.S. now.
And with that distinction comes some facts and figures that some might find shocking. Like the idea that it costs $82,000 a year for a family to live “comfortably” in Denver.
Some people might argue that’s not enough to do it, either. See more in Deborah Takahara’s video report above.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Depends on how big the family is and what they are used to living like.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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Depends on how big the family is and what they are used to living like.
agreed.

$82,000 ain't bad though, depending on if you have any car payments and what you're looking to pay for a monthly mortgage.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I love the can I live comfortably on 300k a year people. if you make that much you would not even be on this site lol
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:08 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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I love the can I live comfortably on 300k a year people. if you make that much you would not even be on this site lol
Probably not, but their spouses could be.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I love the can I live comfortably on 300k a year people. if you make that much you would not even be on this site lol
May not be asking if they can live comfortably, but may be asking if they can get the house they want in the neighborhood they want.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I love the can I live comfortably on 300k a year people. if you make that much you would not even be on this site lol
I bet we have quite a few people making bank like that here.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:41 PM
 
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I think this is a matter of perspective for example the biggest living cost right now that eats up a big chunk of peoples' incomes is housing. If somebody owns their house free and clear without a mortgage they can probably survive on $50,000 a year. Whereas if they have a $2000 mortgage or rent payment every month it makes it harder with a family.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Bubble keeps going bigger and bigger:
‘Rental crisis:’ Rents skyrocket 11.6 percent in metro area; home prices up 14.2 percent | FOX31 Denver
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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agreed.

$82,000 ain't bad though, depending on if you have any car payments and what you're looking to pay for a monthly mortgage.
We're a family of 4, and no way could we make it on that. But we live in a higher cost neighborhood, like vacations, eating out once a week at a nice restaurant, etc.
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