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Old 10-28-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Presumably you already have a sense of where your little town sits relative to the closest bigger area... extrapolate the rest

If you're genuinely expecting an apple to apple comparison? Good luck.
Really no need to extrapolate - there are much better cost comparison websites
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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[quote=newenglandgirl;21476427]For those who would like to compare the COL between particular states/cities, I just found this. I have absolutely no idea how accurate or even ballpark the info might be, but it's an interesting tool to try out.

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Another good one (from BankRate):
Cost of Living comparison calculator
I Googled a bunch of those last week to check between here and Las Vegas.

The conclusion: Anywhere from 12% less to 28% more.

What a total waste of time and energy.

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Old 10-28-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I Googled a bunch of those last week to check between here and Las Vegas.
The conclusion: Anywhere from 12% less to 28% more.
That's odd. I did my own move and two others...
and while there were differences they were both alike.

CityRate called my current at 64% of previous.
BankRate called my current at 74% of previous.
That 74% is close to my own experience.

hth
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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That's odd. I did my own move and two others...
and while there were differences they were both alike.

CityRate called my current at 64% of previous.
BankRate called my current at 74% of previous.
That 74% is close to my own experience.

hth

I used about 6 or so and finally gave up.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Washington County, ME
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You know where i'm gonna go - Washington County, Maine!

It'll be cheaper than Jersey, i know that much!

(and cooler, with less humidity!)
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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Tried both of these. Unfortunately, my current small town is not listed. In fact the whole of far North Georgia is left out. Not enough of us up here to count I guess.
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I Googled a bunch of those last week to check between here and Las Vegas.

The conclusion: Anywhere from 12% less to 28% more.

What a total waste of time and energy.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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The Mid south has way too many Ice storms, and sometimes tornadoes. Its just too in between to be a retirement destination anymore like it used to be. remember the " half Backs" ?
The great plains and much of the Midwest has way too many extremes in climate. Very hot ,humid and in winter very cold and lack of tree cover. There is a reason the native Americans called it "unlivable" year a round.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Tried both of these. Unfortunately, my current small town is not listed. In fact the whole of far North Georgia is left out. Not enough of us up here to count I guess.
There is two " N. Georgia's. The one almost has become a suburb of Atlanta,the other is near the NC state line, thats the better place to be. Even there though its getting very crowed. I have seen the transformation, lived just across the line for 18 years.NC is less expensive place to live , except for gas.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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There is a reason the native Americans called it "unlivable" year a round.
There is also reason that the Native Americans migrated seasonally.

There is NO one perfect place for all seasons.
All choices requiring a static location are a compromise.
Some compromises cut deeper than others.

Most choices that allow multiple locations (ie: snowbirding)...
come with other prices and with other compromises.

hth
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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There is also reason that the Native Americans migrated seasonally.

There is NO one perfect place for all seasons.
All choices requiring a static location are a compromise.
Some compromises cut deeper than others.

Most choices that allow multiple locations (ie: snowbirding)...
come with other prices and with other compromises.

hth
I agree , but its the extremes that I do not like. The spikes in the Blue Ridge that sometimes went to 30 belowF. The humid days in Iowa growing up with out AC , and the winter winds blowing across the plains with nothing to stop them. Its the places that get blown away year after year, yet , the folks keep buying more mobile homes..... Sorry , but 20 years in Iowa was enough!
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