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Old 08-08-2007, 08:43 AM
 
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Im one of them trying to leave~ Soon as my condo sells~ Wife wants to move too, so should be a good move.
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:56 PM
 
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i don't understand how people can keep saying cost of living is cheaper here.

ARE YOU LIVING IN LA LA LAND OR WHAT!

Cost of living is pretty much the national average here, and the wages they pay are pretty LOW. Save the cost of living argument. House insurance and taxes are INSANE. Stop lying to people and tell the truth. For you to live comfortable here in the Tampa BAy area, you will need to make 75k+ a year.

But don't believe the cost of living crap these real estate people are throwing at you. ITS NOT TRUE.

Wages in FLorida are crap.
Bezzled, I agree 100% with you. But, $75K/year would be good for maybe a single person or DINKS. With kids, you need a total household income of "maybe" about $125,000+.

True, not long ago it was affordable here. Even when we moved here in 2000 it wasn't too bad. A year or two later came the big boom and things went crazy.

There was an article online a few weeks ago about Tampa. The cost of living outweights the income, period. IMO, you better make a good buck to have a home in a decent neighborhood that's not a matchbox and or you'll be miserable.
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