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Old 01-20-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Hi all
I graduate from school in May with a Degree in Show Production and Touring, I am looking to move to Las Vegas from Orlando FL. I know here in Orlando the cost of living to job pay rate SUCKS...(ie: you get paid like $8/hr and your apartment is like $800-900/month for like a 1br 1ba). I was wondering what it is like in Vegas. Is it better, worse or the same.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I think its about the same. I know apartments cost are 900 for a decent 2 bedroom apt, some less some more. It all depends on the kind of job you get. I know people that make 8 bucks an hour, but they also get tips and work 2 jobs. I had 2 jobs when I moved to Las Vegas from CA. I was use to working 80 hour weeks in CA so it wasn't really a shocker for me. It all depends on what your looking for in a city and what you expect from it.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: south Jersey coastline
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Hi all
I graduate from school in May with a Degree in Show Production and Touring, I am looking to move to Las Vegas from Orlando FL. I know here in Orlando the cost of living to job pay rate SUCKS...(ie: you get paid like $8/hr and your apartment is like $800-900/month for like a 1br 1ba). I was wondering what it is like in Vegas. Is it better, worse or the same.
Are you talking about getting any job until you find something in your field of study? If so, a supermarket called Fresh and Easy just opened up near me, and their starting pay, according to their newsletter, is $10/hour. Olecapt and others will know best, but I've seen 1BR/1BA apts for $600 to $700 that are decent.

So there's one example of how it can possibly be a little better for you until you find work in your industry.

Well, congrats and best of luck!
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Are you talking about getting any job until you find something in your field of study? If so, a supermarket called Fresh and Easy just opened up near me, and their starting pay, according to their newsletter, is $10/hour. Olecapt and others will know best, but I've seen 1BR/1BA apts for $600 to $700 that are decent.

So there's one example of how it can possibly be a little better for you until you find work in your industry.

Well, congrats and best of luck!
Well I dont plan on moving there unless i have a job in the industry. Thats just how I roll. Thanks for the info though, that is very helpful. Any info I get is help to me.
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I think its about the same. I know apartments cost are 900 for a decent 2 bedroom apt, some less some more. It all depends on the kind of job you get. I know people that make 8 bucks an hour, but they also get tips and work 2 jobs. I had 2 jobs when I moved to Las Vegas from CA. I was use to working 80 hour weeks in CA so it wasn't really a shocker for me. It all depends on what your looking for in a city and what you expect from it.
I am just hoping that I dont have to live paycheck to paycheck like I do here. Pay in Florida SUCKS....like seriously, I am just really tired of being broke all the time...and working just to pay rent and bills
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Don't be too hard on yourself...you're still young and that's how it's supposed to be right now in your life (unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth.) If it's still that way by the time you're 30...it might be time to change strategy. By 40, you can still change, but it will be a tough route. By 50, if it's still the same (paycheck-to-paycheck), you might as well just get used to it.

Remember, its the effort and doing without right now...that makes it so rewarding when things finally do fall into place.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I am just hoping that I dont have to live paycheck to paycheck like I do here. Pay in Florida SUCKS....like seriously, I am just really tired of being broke all the time...and working just to pay rent and bills

Let me give you a little comfort on living paycheck to paycheck. When I lived in NorCal I worked 2 jobs and still lived paycheck to paycheck because of the stupid cost of living (its ranks top 3 highest in the USA in cost of living). While Las Vegas is not cheap, it is not sucking my cash into the Governator's hands. If you want to move or even stay where you are at, you just have to change the way you spend money. When I moved to Las Vegas I made a promise to really keep my cost of living in check. I'm sure if you find something here in Las Vegas that pays decent, you will be comfortable as long as you are good with your money and live within your means. I know people who spend 150% of their incomes by way of credit cards and payday loans. They drive BMW's and Lexus cars with a Hyundia salary. I wish you luck and keep us updated!
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: In my house
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Well I dont plan on moving there unless i have a job in the industry. Thats just how I roll. Thanks for the info though, that is very helpful. Any info I get is help to me.
That's good to know. A lot of people move here without having a job lined up, then complain about how bad it sucks here. lol It's nice to see you are thinking things through first, and not just blindly moving out here.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Don't be too hard on yourself...you're still young and that's how it's supposed to be right now in your life (unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth.) If it's still that way by the time you're 30...it might be time to change strategy. By 40, you can still change, but it will be a tough route. By 50, if it's still the same (paycheck-to-paycheck), you might as well just get used to it.

Remember, its the effort and doing without right now...that makes it so rewarding when things finally do fall into place.
I'll be 29 next month. This is my change of strategy. Thats why I went back to school.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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That's good to know. A lot of people move here without having a job lined up, then complain about how bad it sucks here. lol It's nice to see you are thinking things through first, and not just blindly moving out here.
Yeah, its the same thing that I did when moving from Atlanta to Orlando, I dint move unless I had a job. I want to not have to struggle for months to find one, I dont move unless I have a job lined up. Thats just what makes sense to me.
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