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Old 09-24-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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I really couldn't tell between NY and NC. I actually tried to break it down myself, and I figured after everything was said and done, it may have been around $1000 difference in cost of living per year for me. Upstate NY was slightly cheaper because you can get apartments for less up here. Break $1000 down by month or week, and it really isn't a whole lot.

Income tax is really only a small part. Really, housing costs, and their property taxes are a much bigger burden on your income. I mean, you could make less money in Cleveland, but have more money left over at the end of the year because a house will cost far less. (all things relative)
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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i thought generally MD had pretty low prop taxes?
I have a friend in Maryland. He pays a "View Tax" because he has a nice view of a small mountain range frm his house.
I only wish I was joking.....
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I have a friend in Maryland. He pays a "View Tax" because he has a nice view of a small mountain range frm his house.
I only wish I was joking.....
wha-what? talk about nickle and diming.....
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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i thought generally MD had pretty low prop taxes?
lol, if only...NJ is porbably the only state with higher taxes.
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