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Old 09-02-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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QOL should go up in Omaha compared to NY, even accounting for lower wages. $2,200 for 2 adults with a child is pretty difficult even in a reasonable COL area with one adult covering all the child maintenance activities.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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Hi I need to know if it is doable to live on $ 2000 / month for rent + utilities + food expenses my wife will not work and I expect not to earn more than $ 2000 on a casual / service job I hope that this will be enough Thanks
It's doable, I would suggest going down to the welfare office and signing up. Why not everyone else is doing it.
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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QOL should go up in Omaha compared to NY, even accounting for lower wages. $2,200 for 2 adults with a child is pretty difficult even in a reasonable COL area with one adult covering all the child maintenance activities.
I would question this. While it is cheaper to live in omaha, you on average make less and things are spread out more. Guess if being stuck in a car for an hour a day indicates a high quality of life, my idea of a high quality must be wrong.

In NYC one can walk and get about anywhere they want. In Omaha, there are places this can be done. but it takes a bit more work and planning. When you jump up to taking the bus or riding a bicycle there actually are a lot of areas in Omaha that would have a QOL similar to NYC, but honestly nothing can beat the density they have. Till Omaha gets areas of town with 20,000 or more people per square mile, this will not change.
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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Unlike Omaha, NYC is densely populated because the land is highly desirable. At the mouth of the Hudson with a naturally sheltered harbor, it's unique, ideal, and valuable for boating imports and exports, and over centuries built a reputation as a hub for global trade.

I'm surprised Omaha is as dense as it is. The land is only valuable for corn growing, and the only barriers, which are minor, are the rivers (Elkhorn, Platte, and Missouri) and no northern barriers. In those 1,000 square miles of land between the rivers, you can spread out a lot before you have to get dense.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Unlike Omaha, NYC is densely populated because the land is highly desirable.
Actually, the eastern seaboard is densely populated because it was the first part of the country that was settled in and thus developed. If America had been settled from the west instead of the east, it would be the western seaboard that was more densely populated.

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At the mouth of the Hudson with a naturally sheltered harbor, it's unique, ideal, and valuable for boating imports and exports, and over centuries built a reputation as a hub for global trade.
That harbor has little natural protection. Almost all of it is man made and as Hurricane Sandy showed, rather inadequate.

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I'm surprised Omaha is as dense as it is. The land is only valuable for corn growing
Omaha is densely populated because it was a major commerce center during the western expansion thanks to the Missouri river. It stays dense because it is a desirable city.

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and the only barriers, which are minor, are the rivers (Elkhorn, Platte, and Missouri) and no northern barriers. In those 1,000 square miles of land between the rivers, you can spread out a lot before you have to get dense.
The Ponca Hills are the northern barrier. Their geologic profile would make it difficult to develop adequate infrastructure for anything but sparse population.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Az
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I see that Egyptian2009 posted this close to 2 years ago and people are still posting. I am curious how they are doing now?
I am living on only Social Security myself but my mortgage is paid off and I have no car.
Keep in mind medical expenses; those really get me.
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