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Old 10-31-2008, 05:35 PM
 
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Thank u very much Celeste. Well i was in USA at least 20 times (NY, LA, SF....) but i don't want to live in cities like that. Well i don't mind hot weather because i had it a lot here in austria. Your link helped me a lot. We are still looking into few smaller cities around USA. We will talk to some friends and that we will see. Maybe we will be neighbours next year.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Pixie

I've been to Austria a lot (I used to live in Bratislava) and I can tell you that the hot weather here is nothing like you've ever experienced there! My uncle and aunt were here this summer from Weikersheim, Germany. They were amazed at how hot it gets here and they travel worldwide all the time.

Not trying to scare you off of San Antonio, we love it here; but I wanted to make sure you realize that when people in southcentral Texas say hot, they mean hot!

Otherwise, you can easily live within that budget. With my military retirement, disability and current salary, we live pretty well. Coming from Austria (a country that I love), it will seem dirt cheap to you here!

Cheers! M2
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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yeah, the normal summer temperatures (as in about 6 straight months per year) here in San Antonio are actually higher than the heat waves that kills thousands of people in Europe and even in the northern parts of the US. I think the OP should take a trip down to Africa for a week or so and see how they like those temperatures prior to making a commitment to San Antonio.
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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you scared me a now. Can you tell me in celsious degrees how hot is there. I can take up to 40 C
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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you scared me a now. Can you tell me in celsious degrees how hot is there. I can take up to 40 C
40C is 104F and it rarely gets that hot. But you can count on many, many days in the mid-to-high 90s.
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Old 11-01-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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This graph is from the City-Data web site...

http://pics2.city-data.com/w1/lha21885.png (broken link)

But understand that with our southern latitude the sun is much more intense here than it is in Europe. It will feel much hotter than the average temperatures shown in the graph...

You get used to it after a while, but having moved here twice from Europe (Germany the first time, Belgium the second), I can tell you that your first summer in southcentral Texas is gonna feel brutal!

Cheers! M2
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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it's the many months in a row that will both hurt and help you. The first year it will hurt Bad because it's just not normal for those of us from better (colder) climates. The intense heat lasts for months and there is absolutely no relief. At night it is still hot and it's hot in the morning, even before the sun comes up. It's not like a heat wave that hits you for a few days and then goes away. Also, like MMM said, the sun is brutal. It's like it's right on top of your head.
The good side (although I don't like the word good because a hot climate is never a good thing IMO) is that after a year or two you will actually get sorta used to it. It's still brutal hot, but it doesn't feel quite a as bad.
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:26 AM
 
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Wintertime is beautiful mild weather, even though I'm one who prefers it cold. Also, I don't know how much snow you get in Austria, but you won't see much here.

$10,000 a month, you will do absolutely more than fine. $400,000 will buy you a large beautiful home in an established neighborhood. I hope you enjoy our stay in SA!
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I'm from Austria. (somebody asked that). Yeah I know living in USA is cheaper that EU ( i use EU because its faster to write that- i know eu is not a country), but i never lived there so I don't know how much cheaper is that. Well- little about my expenses- we will not spend that much money becouse our kids are very small (11 and 13 months) and our other kids are still in university here in europe so we still need to pay their tuition, their cars and appartments. We are not planning to travel much while we are living in USA ( becouse of small kids). So you are looking life expenses for avrage family of four ( we drive here BMW X6) and we are planning to buy SUV there too ( there for gas expenses). So can I live well with 10,000$ per month in SA.
Where in Austria? I have friends in Berndorf which is maybe 45 minutes south of Vienna and 10km off A2.

I moved here from a colder place also (Seattle) this summer. The heat is much more than I was used to but there are a lot of things to do to keep cool and still have fun. Anyway, $10,000 a month is enough to do pretty much anything you want around here.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Wintertime is beautiful mild weather, even though I'm one who prefers it cold. Also, I don't know how much snow you get in Austria, but you won't see any here.
Fixed it for ya! Snow is a very rare thing here! We may get a little frost, and the occassional ice (we had two ice storms two winters ago); but it too is rare and shortlived...

Cheers! M2
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