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View Poll Results: America's Most Expensive City
Honolulu, Hawaii 18 18.56%
Seattle, Washington 5 5.15%
Boston, Massachusetts 6 6.19%
Boulder, Colorado 2 2.06%
Portland, Oregon 1 1.03%
San Francisco, California 40 41.24%
Baltimore, Maryland 1 1.03%
Miami, Florida 4 4.12%
New York, New York 56 57.73%
Washington, D.C. 5 5.15%
San Diego, California 10 10.31%
Anchorage, Alaska 1 1.03%
Scottsdale, Arizona 2 2.06%
Los Angeles, California 23 23.71%
San Jose, California 10 10.31%
Oakland, California 4 4.12%
Other 2 2.06%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: The Powerhouse That Is California
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Why is this even a poll? There are no opinions regarding this topic, there are only facts.

New York is the most expensive and that's a fact.
hmmm...not so.

gas? i think SF is more expensive

most people ride trains in nyc too

also NYC encompasses alot more area with a lot more "cheaper" areas to live in

SF is expensive all around

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Old 08-03-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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NYC and SF
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro (Scottsdale), AZ
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Why are Scottsdale and Boulder on this list? True, they are both more exspensive places to live than Phoenix and Denver respectivly, but that doesn't make them exclusive cities like NYC, LA, etc. By adding them you also need to add Bellevue Washington, Pasadena California, Bethesda Maryland, and Boca Raton Florida to the list as well. Scottsdale and Boulder - expensive by region and design, a slight bargain when compared to some of the others that you have listed.

I don't think there is much debate that New York City is the most expensive on the list though. I would imagine that not far behind would be LA and SD. I've only heard second hand about SD real estate, but I know from being a prior resident, you better making the serious bucks to be able to afford even a simple upper middle class neighborhood. I've actually seen a 2 bed, 1 bath "hut" with no yard, bad neighborhood, and low performing schools sell for over 700K! That was a few years back, and if memory serves me right, it actually was bought and a tear down was put in it's place. That's LA for you though....
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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has anyone been to Hawaii it is so expensive and i think the reason is it has to get a lot of things shipped there
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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NY hands down, any city that charges anywhere from 600-1,000 a month to live in low-income housing projects gets my vote
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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SF easily since land is more limited

this shouldnt even be a poll
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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hmmm...not so.

gas? i think SF is more expensive

most people ride trains in nyc too

also NYC encompasses alot more area with a lot more "cheaper" areas to live in

SF is expensive all around

Then find proof that San Francisco is more expensive when clearly every sort of list there is shows that New York is most expensive. Are you disagreeing with economists? I've experienced both and yes there are some cheap housing (by NY standard) right in the middle of San Francisco.

NYC is the only United States city that's in the World's Top 50.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Thinking has nothing to do with it. Scientific studies prove that New York City is the most expensive city in the USA and one of the most expensive in the world. One such study's results:

City Mayors: World's most expensive cities in 2008 - Ranking
I have trouble believing Jakarta or J-buuurg are more expensive than San Fran. Actually, I have trouble believing Chicago, LA, and Miami are more expensive than SF.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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I have trouble believing Jakarta or J-buuurg are more expensive than San Fran. Actually, I have trouble believing Chicago, LA, and Miami are more expensive than SF.
Well believe it because it's true.

Cost of living in the United States is much cheaper than abroad, for one.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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Well believe it because it's true.

Cost of living in the United States is much cheaper than abroad, for one.
did you read what he said?

chicago, l.a, and miami more expensive than sf? dont think so...
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