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Old 10-26-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Yes you're correct SF has the highest cost of living in the continental U.S. Manhattan is real expensive but that is only one part of NYC. NYC as a whole is definitely cheaper than SF. When people are referring to the COL in NYC they are usually referring to Manhattan and not the average for the whole city.
Well actually the same could be said about San Francisco. New York's are cheaper than Manhatttan that is correct but San Francisco's suburbs are also cheaper than San Francisco itself. Also the suburbs still aren't what most Americans would call affordable, $400K for an average run of the mill house is not really affordable to most Americans.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: At the center of the universe!
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Well actually the same could be said about San Francisco. New York's are cheaper than Manhatttan that is correct but San Francisco's suburbs are also cheaper than San Francisco itself. Also the suburbs still aren't what most Americans would call affordable, $400K for an average run of the mill house is not really affordable to most Americans.
I wasn't talking about the suburbs of NYC. I was talking about the other boroughs of NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens). These other boroughs are also part of NYC and not the suburbs. Since Manhattan is the downtown of NYC and it has Wall Street, etc. this is the part of NYC that is always talked about.

Yes both NYC and SF are pretty expensive. They're not good places if you're looking for inexpensive living.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I wasn't talking about the suburbs of NYC. I was talking about the other boroughs of NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens). These other boroughs are also part of NYC and not the suburbs. Since Manhattan is the downtown of NYC and it has Wall Street, etc. this is the part of NYC that is always talked about.

Yes both NYC and SF are pretty expensive. They're not good places if you're looking for inexpensive living.
Yeah I see what you're saying. (Harlem isn't a borough.) Not trying to be technical, but I say that even when not counting Manhattan NYC is the most expensive city in the country. Manhattan is just icing on the cake.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Yeah I see what you're saying. (Harlem isn't a borough.) Not trying to be technical, but I say that even when not counting Manhattan NYC is the most expensive city in the country. Manhattan is just icing on the cake.
Yeah actually it's Staten Island instead of Harlem.

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