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Old 10-23-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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Hello everyone, I am currently in the running for a job in Fargo at the University, the pay is $45,000 a year, I would probably take it, as it is higher than a lot of other places I am looking (though in my field it is a pretty standard entry-level salary)

Is it a decent one in Fargo? Right now I am in northern NJ (basically New York metro), and am from Boston. I imagine it goes a good deal farther in ND? I live pretty frugally, my only big expense besides rent (I would hope for a niceish 1 bedroom) is my student loans.

My only worry is that I would go crazy there. None of my friends or family live anywhere nearby, and while I don't need to live in a big city......sometimes it is nice to have a lot of options for things to do besides hang in the apartment or go shopping.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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It definitely is getting better in terms of options for entertainment or activities. Take a look at the Forum's (the local newspaper) lead story for today:
North Dakota: Young, and getting younger | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

Also, the regional Chamber of Commerce site has a lot of information about comparative costs of living:
The Chamber - Fargo Moorhead West Fargo

Yes, you certainly can live on $45K here, and depending on your interests, you can usually find something to pull you out of your apartment--except on the very coldest of days.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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It definitely is getting better in terms of options for entertainment or activities. Take a look at the Forum's (the local newspaper) lead story for today:
North Dakota: Young, and getting younger | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

Also, the regional Chamber of Commerce site has a lot of information about comparative costs of living:
The Chamber - Fargo Moorhead West Fargo

Yes, you certainly can live on $45K here, and depending on your interests, you can usually find something to pull you out of your apartment--except on the very coldest of days.
Thank you, great response!

I know I can live on 45K, heck, my parents never made that combined with 3 kids. Honestly to me, from my background, it sounds like a fortune (I know it isn't though

The job is stimulating and good enough looking that it would probably beat a bad job on the east coast. And I'll be honest, it pays more than most I've applied for.

I suppose I could take up riding a motorcycle for the summer, that is something I've always wanted to do, but never wanted to own one in a city
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