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Old 05-15-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Actually, I was a bit surprised that San Antonio was only #10: but we were #1 when it comes to Cost of Living.

Still, I can't believe that Houston, Dallas, Ft Worth and Austin are better "bargins!"

Our scores:

Cost of Living: 1 of 50
Housing Opportunity: 29 of 50
Unemployment Rate: 6 of 50
Average Salary: 46 of 50

I think the first and last ones are very related...a low cost of living equates to low salaries.

Texas had five of the top ten...full article at: America's Best Bargain Cities

Cheers! M2
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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I don't believe it.... Kansas City is MUCH cheaper than San Antonio.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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I think the first and last ones are very related...a low cost of living equates to low salaries.
no. the lack of skilled workers with real degrees from good schools = low salaries. half of the people i meet have a BBA from a local school with an entry level office job.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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no. the lack of skilled workers with real degrees from good schools = low salaries. half of the people i meet have a BBA from a local school with an entry level office job.
What does the other half have?
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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no. the lack of skilled workers with real degrees from good schools = low salaries. half of the people i meet have a BBA from a local school with an entry level office job.
It's probably both lack of skill and low cost of living rather than just one or the other.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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Well it's lack of skill and lack of varied/plentiful business corporate jobs, which results in lower salaries.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Actually, I was a bit surprised that San Antonio was only #10: but we were #1 when it comes to Cost of Living.

Still, I can't believe that Houston, Dallas, Ft Worth and Austin are better "bargins!"

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Cheers! M2
Not that I'm looking at stats.....but my guess is that the housing market is hurting a bit more in those three Texas cities than in San Antonio. Possibly making housing costs more affordable compared overall.

Like I said...just speculating.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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What does the other half have?
LOL! I had to LOL here because I couldn't rep you again!!!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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What does the other half have?
a job at whataburger and 5 kids.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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How is cost of living any cheaper here other than real estate?

Cost of living IMHO is what you make of it. Some people live like money is not an issue or buy more than they need, and some choose to penny pinch.
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