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Old 11-08-2008, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I never understand the people talking about the good ol' boy network. Where does this not exist? I could never show up in NYC off the train from KY and expect to get an investment banker position.

You know the right people and have the connections you have the advantage - same in KY and same everywhere. If not, sink or swim. That's life.
Exactly! I took a Career class in college and one of the things we were taught is that the easiest way to get good jobs is by knowing people and networking.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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As for Missy, Nashville is MUCH MORE economically progressive than anywhere in Kentucky, even N. Ky. With its incredible name recognition, powerful advertising, and VERY corporate-friendly environment, that city is growing so that now it seems like half of Nashville has originated from Chicago, Long Island, or...Looeyville. It's becoming a non-Southern oasis in the mid-South.
I am glad that Nashville is doing well economically but it is still Southern. That was my only point.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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City Avg Hourly Rate COL/Avg Hourly Rate Rank
memphis 18.77 3.84 1
houston 21.84 3.94 2
st. louis 20.28 3.94 3
cincinnati 20.24 3.95 4
kansas city 20.15 3.97 5
huntsville 20.48 4.00 6
indianapolis 18.72 4.01 7
milwaukee 20.67 4.02 8
philadelphia 21.04 4.37 9
charlotte 20.63 4.41 10
minn-st paul 23.03 4.43 11
louisville 17.46 4.47 12
birmingham 17.89 4.47 13
dfw 20.74 4.48 14
san antonio 16.52 4.54 15
pittsburgh 17.99 4.67 16
denver 22.25 4.72 17
raleigh durham 21.74 4.88 18
sacramento 22.19 5.00 19
atlanta 21.16 5.29 20
chicago 22.72 5.55 21
tampa 16.54 5.74 22
charleston 17.17 6.23 23
san diego 21.91 6.71 24
los angeles 22.32 6.99 25
wash dc/nova 23.49 7.07 26



Just a general comparison of some cities. Compares avg hourly rate for all workers vs cost-of-living for the cities. Divided the COL (pulled from Sperling: includes housing costs) by Avg Hourly Rate (from BLS) which should sort of resemble bang for buck.

L'ville (despite all of the posters claiming that the avg Joe lives close to poverty) is about the middle of the pack. IMO at the end of the day, economic progress doesn't mean much if you can't afford to put a roof over your head and food on your plate.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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City Avg Hourly Rate COL/Avg Hourly Rate Rank
memphis 18.77 3.84 1
houston 21.84 3.94 2
st. louis 20.28 3.94 3
cincinnati 20.24 3.95 4
kansas city 20.15 3.97 5
huntsville 20.48 4.00 6
indianapolis 18.72 4.01 7
milwaukee 20.67 4.02 8
philadelphia 21.04 4.37 9
charlotte 20.63 4.41 10
minn-st paul 23.03 4.43 11
louisville 17.46 4.47 12
birmingham 17.89 4.47 13
dfw 20.74 4.48 14
san antonio 16.52 4.54 15
pittsburgh 17.99 4.67 16
denver 22.25 4.72 17
raleigh durham 21.74 4.88 18
sacramento 22.19 5.00 19
atlanta 21.16 5.29 20
chicago 22.72 5.55 21
tampa 16.54 5.74 22
charleston 17.17 6.23 23
san diego 21.91 6.71 24
los angeles 22.32 6.99 25
wash dc/nova 23.49 7.07 26



Just a general comparison of some cities. Compares avg hourly rate for all workers vs cost-of-living for the cities. Divided the COL (pulled from Sperling: includes housing costs) by Avg Hourly Rate (from BLS) which should sort of resemble bang for buck.

L'ville (despite all of the posters claiming that the avg Joe lives close to poverty) is about the middle of the pack. IMO at the end of the day, economic progress doesn't mean much if you can't afford to put a roof over your head and food on your plate.
Where does Nashville fall on the list?
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:50 AM
 
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Nashville $18.26 Mean Wage, 89 COL vs 100 US avg
Ratio = 4.87
It would be right between Denver and Raleigh
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Nashville $18.26 Mean Wage, 89 COL vs 100 US avg
Ratio = 4.87
It would be right between Denver and Raleigh
Thank you.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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I just moved to Louisville last year from south FL. My husband and I were making a lot more than he is making here. However, the cost of living down there made us live paycheck to paycheck. When he got laid off last year we decided to move here. He gets paid less money but we aren't living paycheck to paycheck anymore and he's the only one working. We are also able to take the kids to theme parks, zoo, etc. that we weren't able to do in FL. You also have the different seasons and scenery up here that you don't in FL. I don't know much about Nashville but Louisville is a lot better in making a living and raising a family than south FL.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: louisville, ky
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good, let nashville grow. and sprawl out even more!
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