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Old 09-14-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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I moved from Oregon to Hawaii and the cost of food is higher, but we spend almost nothing on clothes, zero on heat and don't need air conditioners. The place I live is rural and low rent (on an erupting volcano). Property taxes here are MUCH lower.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Big Bayou
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The cost of living in year round warm climates are significantly more expensive than those of colder/4 season climates.

For instance, I live in the Bay Area, a decent normal single family home is anywhere from $800K-$1.5 million. Where as a place like Minneapolis, which is an amazing place, I could get a similar home for $150K-$300K.

I'll buy some winter clothes anyday to avoid a ridiculous rip off such as California, hence why I'll be leaving before long.
The Bay Area should not be considered a warm climate by any stretch of the imagination. Didn't Mark Twain say the coldest winter of his life life was the summer he spent in San Francisco? Warmer places are cheaper because you need less.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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The Bay Area should not be considered a warm climate by any stretch of the imagination. Didn't Mark Twain say the coldest winter of his life life was the summer he spent in San Francisco? Warmer places are cheaper because you need less.
That would not be the case if I lived down south. I'd sweat through at least three outfits a day. I hate the heat.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:07 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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The Bay Area should not be considered a warm climate by any stretch of the imagination. Didn't Mark Twain say the coldest winter of his life life was the summer he spent in San Francisco? Warmer places are cheaper because you need less.
I guess if you're used to 80-90 year round sure, but where I'm at (30 minutes from SF) it never gets below 50-60, to me that's warm.
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I think it is cold in ABQ in winter, but I just wear the same summer clothes under a heavy coat.
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