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Old 01-31-2017, 05:54 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I want to move to a city with low cost of living.
99% of the time that low cost = low rates of pay and no real future opportunities.

And more than enough other no/low skilled to fill each of these jobs 3X over.
People who already live there.

Just sayin'

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I want to be able to get my own studio apartment.
A two bedroom place that you share with a fun girl would be a nicer option.
Probably cost you even less too.

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...to try to an apartment with a MW job, where would it be?
This is the problem you'll have.

The most a MW job will AFFORD you is the 3rd and smallest bedroom in a rundown house in a rough
neighborhood where you share the Kitchen, Bathroom and everything else with 3 or 4 others.

Once again... call Mom. Tell her you're sorry. Plead for her to allow you to move back in.
Take a couple of years there to gain some useful job skills and save a few nickles.
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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You could get a one bedroom apartment in Cleveland on the mid to high end for your scale. I use to rent an 1100 sq ft apartment in Cleveland Heights a suburb bordering on the east of Cleveland in a beautiful neighborhood for $750.00 a month. On the west side, you can get more for your money in Lakewood which borders Cleveland on that end. In between you can find all kinds of ranges in the city itself.

I don't about jobs but there are tons of restaurants all over Cleveland and the Cleveland area. Possibly you could do better in food service than fast food.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:05 PM
 
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Well guys, ive decided to move to Fayetteville, NC. Its a less populated city with a city population est. of 204,408. City area is about average, 147.7 sq mi. Min. Wage is 7.25. Rent Jungle average rent: $779, 1Bedroom: $612. 2Bedroom: $791.
It sounds like a great place to live. Rent prices are cheap, north carolina's scenery is beautiful, forests, mountains, perfect for nature / outdoors. Violent crime is low, which is a big pro compared to Indianapolis, wgich I was considering earlier. The only things that worry me is if theres enough jobs, is there alot of fast food restaurants close to where I live, and if there's any trade schools or colleges.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You can always try to find a job that pays a little more than minimum wage in one of the low cost of living cities you're considering. For example, in the Chicago suburbs, Starbucks pays $10/hour plus tips (but our minimum wage is $8.25). Maybe look into Starbucks? I used to work there and they'd schedule us up to 35-40 hours if we wanted. Or you could look into Nordstrom, IKEA, Gap, Whole Foods! Pretty sure those all start at $11/hour plus benefits, and they're still low skill jobs most people could get. Though getting in could be competitive!
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Well guys, ive decided to move to Fayetteville, NC. Its a less populated city with a city population est. of 204,408. City area is about average, 147.7 sq mi. Min. Wage is 7.25. Rent Jungle average rent: $779, 1Bedroom: $612. 2Bedroom: $791.
It sounds like a great place to live. Rent prices are cheap, north carolina's scenery is beautiful, forests, mountains, perfect for nature / outdoors. Violent crime is low, which is a big pro compared to Indianapolis, wgich I was considering earlier. The only things that worry me is if theres enough jobs, is there alot of fast food restaurants close to where I live, and if there's any trade schools or colleges.
Glad you found your place. Best of luck to you.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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You can still get a decent older apartment on the Indiana side of the Louisville metro area for under $500 a month. I could definitely support my frugal lifestyle on $10 an hour, maybe lower. I was raised by a single mom who made less than $1000 a month and we did fine, I never felt poor.
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