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Old 08-01-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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My neighbor happens to be from up north and told me that compared to where we live in the south that it is a lot more friendlier towards teachers. I was wondering how the cost of living is up there. The weather is something that bothers me, but it's not insurmountable.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:14 AM
 
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I'm wondering the same thing. Also, how hard is it to get a teaching job as an "outsider" with no connections?
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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What states were you looking at?
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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COL is obviously a lot more than in the south. You're in Richmond, but what NE states are you looking at?
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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COL is obviously a lot more than in the south. You're in Richmond, but what NE states are you looking at?
I am content in Richmond for the present moment, but I'm looking at Maryland,Penn, New York, Conn, and Mass. I've started a spreadsheet where I try to come up with an estimate of average rental prices, but I am looking for something near an urban location.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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The cost of winter heating will kill you. It gets very cold, and heating fuel is out of sight. Maybe the next big factor might be car insurance. So be sure to count those items into your spreadsheet.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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I am content in Richmond for the present moment, but I'm looking at Maryland,Penn, New York, Conn, and Mass. I've started a spreadsheet where I try to come up with an estimate of average rental prices, but I am looking for something near an urban location.
All I know is that NY is sucky for teachers right now. I graduated from high school in the Class of 2011 and after my class, the school cut 40 teachers Elementary-High combined.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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The cost of winter heating will kill you. It gets very cold, and heating fuel is out of sight. Maybe the next big factor might be car insurance. So be sure to count those items into your spreadsheet.
Completely forgot about heating. I know people in the southwest have said they pay almost $900 in cooling a month for AC. I imagine it's the opposite lol. Never considered car insurance. Why is insurance higher up there?

I may just narrow the region down to Md and Penn.

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All I know is that NY is sucky for teachers right now. I graduated from high school in the Class of 2011 and after my class, the school cut 40 teachers Elementary-High combined.
Yeah it's pretty much like that everywhere for the most part. I imagine the north is more competitive with teachers though since it seems like everyone wants to teach up there compared to the deep south where there are shortages.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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The cost of winter heating will kill you. It gets very cold, and heating fuel is out of sight. Maybe the next big factor might be car insurance. So be sure to count those items into your spreadsheet.
You need to remember that a lot of homes, especially newer ones, do not use oil for the heating needs.

Also, the average premiums in northern states are not that much higher than Virginia.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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Completely forgot about heating. I know people in the southwest have said they pay almost $900 in cooling a month for AC. I imagine it's the opposite lol. Never considered car insurance. Why is insurance higher up there?

I may just narrow the region down to Md and Penn.



Yeah it's pretty much like that everywhere for the most part. I imagine the north is more competitive with teachers though since it seems like everyone wants to teach up there compared to the deep south where there are shortages.
There are shortages of teachers in the south? I didn't know that. Is there any particular reason?
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