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View Poll Results: Which city is the cheapest?
Chicago 1 2.70%
Buffalo 18 48.65%
Ft. Lauderdale 1 2.70%
Orlando 5 13.51%
Dallas 8 21.62%
Denver 3 8.11%
Seattle 0 0%
Philadelphia 1 2.70%
Washington DC 0 0%
Boston 0 0%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-19-2013, 04:32 AM
 
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Mainly looking at rent here. Not having a car would be great too but not entirely necessary.

Edit: yikes forgot to add New Orleans to the poll
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:33 AM
 
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Which cities?

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Old 10-19-2013, 04:35 AM
 
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Which cities?

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Just added the poll
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:35 AM
 
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1.Dallas

2-3 (no order):
Buffalo, Orlando

4-6 (no order):
Denver, Philadelphia, Ft.Lauderdale

7-8 (no order):
Seattle, Chicago

9.Washington D.C.
10.Boston
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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1.Dallas

2-3 (no order):
Buffalo, Orlando

4-6 (no order):
Denver, Philadelphia, Ft.Lauderdale

7-8 (no order):
Seattle, Chicago

9.Washington D.C.
10.Boston
I'm not sure Dallas is more affordable than Buffalo or Orlando. With Buffalo, you may be able to get away with not having a car or have one with minimal use, as there are some walkable neighborhoods and decent public transportation(inc. rail/subway line).
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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I'm not sure Dallas is more affordable than Buffalo or Orlando. With Buffalo, you may be able to get away with not having a car or have one with minimal use, as there are some walkable neighborhoods and decent public transportation(inc. rail/subway line).
Actually Orlando isn't that affordable, especially when factoring average income. It has one of the lowest average incomes in the country and disproportionately high apartment rental rates, car and home insurance rates, health insurance rates, food costs and transportation costs.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:49 AM
 
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Dallas is probably the most affordable with it's low cost of living and relatively high salaries.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Unemployment rates as of July 2013:

Buffalo - 10.2%

Denver - 7.2%

Dallas - 6.9%

Orlando - 6.5%

Ft. Lauderdale - 5.9%

Seattle - 4.7%


Dallas is the best option. Higher salaries to lower COL & low unemployment.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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Here are the cost of living numbers for each of the cities. Keep in mind that 100 is the national average.

Chicago: 105
Buffalo: 78
Fort Lauderdale: 108
Orlando: 91
Dallas: 89
Denver: 110
Seattle: 143
Philadelphia: 101
Washington DC: 143
Boston: 149
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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Here are the cost of living numbers for each of the cities. Keep in mind that 100 is the national average.

Chicago: 105
Buffalo: 78
Fort Lauderdale: 108
Orlando: 91
Dallas: 89
Denver: 110
Seattle: 143
Philadelphia: 101
Washington DC: 143
Boston: 149
This sounds about right and the Buffalo metro unemployment rate is 7.3%, not 10%: Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas

Here's more information about Buffalo: NFTA - Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Apartments for Rent in Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Apartment Rentals

buffalo apts/housing for rent classifieds - craigslist
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