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Old 01-17-2009, 10:21 PM
 
Location: STL
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What US city is the biggest bang for your buck? Let me here your choice or choices and why you said that.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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OKC, Tulsa, Little Rock, all the conservative places nobody wants to move. As for major cities, Dallas probably takes the cost of living crown, but even it is way more expensive than the other cities I mentioned.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: STL
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I would say that most areas of St. Louis are pretty good from an economic stand-point
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Chicago. It may be expensive by midwest standards, but I think it wins it for biggest bang for your buck. It is almost NYC, but a fraction of the price.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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I would say Philly
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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I've heard San Antonio, TX
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh. We have some of the lowest housing prices in the U.S., and probably the lowest of any major city.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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Pittsburgh. We have some of the lowest housing prices in the U.S., and probably the lowest of any major city.
But property taxes tend to be on the high side, and there is the city occupational tax, which not all places have.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Cleveland, if you can find gainful employment there and can live with many overcast days and long, cold, very snowy winters. It has all the cultural, entertainment, and recreational amenities you would expect of a big city -- it rivals much bigger cities in those areas -- but at a far lower cost of living (especially housing).

You're not going to feel like you're in NYC by any means -- it doesn't have the type of urban bustle and energy that knocks you off your feet like that -- but I'd say Cleveland probably has the best Cost-of-Living to Urban-Quality-Of-Life ratio of any city around.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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But property taxes tend to be on the high side, and there is the city occupational tax, which not all places have.

When I lived in Pittsburgh, I found out unknowingly (until they did it) that they take Fifty dollars out of your paycheck to live in the city. I thought this was very odd. Is this the city occupational tax you are talking about?
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