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Old 02-04-2015, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Im planning on working with AirPort Security but they said I will be making 16.50$ an hour. Can you live on that?
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:57 PM
 
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Im planning on working with AirPort Security but they said I will be making 16.50$ an hour. Can you live on that?
How many hours a week is the job?

I already live on $24,000 a year as is.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:01 PM
 
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It really depends on the COL in your area.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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It really depends on the COL in your area.
And what lifestyle you consider acceptable.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Atlantis
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No.

If I made less than $80k a year (before taxes) I would have to go out the way of the Samuri.

Now, somebody that doesn't travel alot, contribute to stripper's college costs, skydive and enjoy life could live on less.

But $80k is my minimum - cut off point for ending it all. I could probably survive off credit cards for 3-4 months if something went wrong. Otherwise: my lifeforce is trancending to the other side when I can't roll like I do anymore.

The double shot of Jagermeister and Heineken I just put down in a bar while typing this cost $16 and it was hardly worth an hours labor/time.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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Im planning on working with AirPort Security but they said I will be making 16.50$ an hour. Can you live on that?
Why does it matter if anyone else can live on that wage, more important is : can you? It seems obvious that you don't know what your living expenses are so just what kind of information are you looking for? Have you thought about making a budget and relying on some facts instead of random comments that really have nothing to do with your lifestyle?
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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16.50$ Canadian is $13.12 US dollar.

Alone.. renting/sharing.. it would be tight in my area.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:53 PM
 
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Im planning on working with AirPort Security but they said I will be making 16.50$ an hour. Can you live on that?
I could once my last chick flies the nest and I sell the nest.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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If you can't get by on $16.50 an hour then there is something wrong with you.

A lot of people live on less, some on much less.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:03 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Im planning on working with AirPort Security but they said I will be making 16.50$ an hour. Can you live on that?
OP, a forum of strangers living all over N America, Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, and Latin America can't answer your question. You need to figure out what rents are in the city where the job is offered, and do the math. In NM, $16,50 is considered good pay for semi-skilled labor, and people do live on that. But it wouldn't work in San Francisco or NYC. You need to do your own homework on this, or post in the state/city forum for the city where the job is located.
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