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Old 06-03-2017, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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None of those are a shock at all when they have cost of living weighted at 50 percent and commute time is 7.5 percent.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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This list is a terrible idea for an "average" person as far as cost of living goes. Anyone with a normal paying job couldn't make it in San Francisco,San Jose, Seattle, etc... unless they had 10 roommates. I understand the scenery & things to do factor, but it's just not accurate.
Change that to one roommate for Seattle, assuming no car, no kids, and a $50,000 salary to start. That would get you a pretty decent situation. Our real estate is maybe 60% the price of the SF area.

Edit: If SF averages $3,500, maybe we're under 50% of that depending whether the methods are parallel.
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:32 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Change that to one roommate for Seattle, assuming no car, no kids, and a $50,000 salary to start. That would get you a pretty decent situation. Our real estate is maybe 60% the price of the SF area.

Edit: If SF averages $3,500, maybe we're under 50% of that depending whether the methods are parallel.
I believe inside the actually city "downtown, etc..." it was right behind the SF for average price of a 1 bedroom. And then the super nice suburbs were quite pricey as well
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:49 PM
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Location: Miami
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Stopped reading at Pittsburgh
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Old 06-03-2017, 03:59 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Stopped reading at Pittsburgh
Why so? I personally think Pittsburgh is a great place, with a lot to offer, including affordability
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Old 06-03-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: 352
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I read the whole thing. I think it's an okay list, but they have some questionable additions, and not including Atlanta is suspect.
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Old 06-03-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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Nice to see a list that doesn't include NYC, Chicago, LA, San Francisco or D.C. Not that I don't like some of those cities but c'mon.
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Old 06-03-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Atlanta has a pretty high cost of living.
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Old 06-03-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: 352
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No it doesn't...Atlanta is cheap. Sure everyone can't afford Buckhead, but the metro is right in line with Charlotte, a hair more expensive.

Forbes put Atlanta as the 15th best city last year where you check stretches the furthest. That is higher than Charlotte, Raleigh, Dallas, Houston. And I've seen quite a few publications saying young people are flocking to it. Goes to show how much these publications vary all over the place.

It has top 5 corporate presence, pro sports and local pride, events and festivals non stop, great salaries, recreation, gentrification, urban corridors, etc. It also has the most used public transit in the southeast. Going by this list, Atlanta's biggest anchor would be commute traffic, though that doesnt stop Austin, Houston, and few other cities.
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Old 06-03-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Atlanta has a pretty high cost of living.
There are some really nice "suburbs" of Atlanta that are pretty affordable. My wife and I are actually considering a move there next year. You can get a really nice home, in a nice area, for $200K-$300K. While not affordable to all, it's definitely cheaper than a lot of other big cities.
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