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Old 06-05-2015, 08:16 AM
 
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we all know places like NYC and san francisco are desirable to live, but considering the cost of living, not so much. which fairly large cities do you think gives the most bang for your buck?
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Chicago and Philly instantly come to mind.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:21 AM
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Minneapolis, if that's big enough for you.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Nashville is/was for a while. I think it was more affordable in the past but if you look in the 'burbs, there are still deals to be had.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Easily Cincinnati--this beautiful, charming city provides a low COL with many cultural amenities and a large corporate presence. It's truly a stand out in the Midwest!
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:14 PM
 
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Omaha and Des Moines are always in the top for standard of living (wages versus cost of living ). Both cities desperately need workers as job expansions exceed population growth. And both cities are growing above the national average.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Nashville and Austin TX parts of South Florida/Miami other than Miami Beach.. areas in Broward and parts of Palm Beach county. Chicago offers a lot but it is a bit costly but still cheaper than NYC, SF, LA and other elite cities.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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Nashville and Austin TX parts of South Florida/Miami other than Miami Beach.. areas in Broward and parts of Palm Beach county. Chicago offers a lot but it is a bit costly but still cheaper than NYC, SF, LA and other elite cities.
i do wonder why is chicago much more affordable than the others when i believe many rank chicago itself pretty high?
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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i do wonder why is chicago much more affordable than the others when i believe many rank chicago itself pretty high?
Chicago is a big spread-out city and much of it is still very blue-collar. It's not like SF or something which is mostly white collar.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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What is "medium to large sized" or "fairly large"??

Chicago and Philly are obvious for the largest and most urban tier.
Down just a notch in size, you could consider Atlanta and Minneapolis, another notch or two, Denver, Pittsburgh and Cincy.
Down a notch in urbanity, Dallas, and another notch, Houston.
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