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Old 01-03-2012, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Soon To Be Philly
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I'd like to live in NYC but I don't think I can live the quality of life I want to on $60K year. That's how much I earn now and will probably find a comparable job elsewhere. Not to mention I just bought a nice VW-cc (http://www.blogcarnews.com/volkswagen-cc-unveiled.htm - broken link). I love the car and don't want to give it up.


What other large cities would you consider?
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Chicago or Philly.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:14 AM
 
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Philly is a good alternative to NYC is you want the same kind of "feel" to it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:06 AM
 
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Id say Chicago.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:24 AM
 
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I'd like to live in NYC but I don't think I can live the quality of life I want to on $60K year. That's how much I earn now and will probably find a comparable job elsewhere. Not to mention I just bought a nice VW-cc (http://www.blogcarnews.com/volkswagen-cc-unveiled.htm - broken link). I love the car and don't want to give it up.


What other large cities would you consider?
Chicago, Seattle, and Philadelphia.

You can still have a pretty good quality of life in New York City though on 60,000 dollars per year but it does take more effort than those 3 other cities on that budget.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:32 AM
 
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Chitown.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I think is Philly is closest in lifestyle, closely followed by Chicago. Cost of living is about the same. It just depends on which location is more convenient for you. If you like to take short trips to other places for fun, Philly is less isolated.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I would stay right where I am - Washington, D.C. It's the next closest thing to the kind of "power" city that NYC is. I also like the top-notch museums and monuments. However, Philly and Boston may be better for "urban living" if that's what you want more.

I don't recommend living in DC on $60K though, especially if you want or have a family. It's very tight on that income.

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Chicago or Philadelphia
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Chicago or Philadelphia
Yes, most definitely these 2.
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