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Old 06-09-2019, 09:36 AM
 
Location: On the water.
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The biggest differences I see in living in California are the cost of homes, gas, vehicle registration, and food. You know, the unimportant stuff
I don’t get the food thing. ... of course I eat mostly fresh unprocessed produce, fruit, seeds, nuts ... if any difference, it’s actually less in California than when I’m up in Washington. I also indulge often in deli hot and salad bars in grocery stores. Same prices per pound in both states.

Vehicle registration and gasoline are high, yes. Adds up to a thousand or so a year. Really not a big deal except for really low paid workers.

Housing is the rub.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Gas, yes, close to 2X the rest of the country. .
So most of the country pays $2 a gallon?
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:54 AM
 
Location: On the water.
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Gas, yes, close to 2X the rest of the country. Food, yes, increases in prices by 20% in over less than a year. Many things add up. I guess you're not a math person huh? Or maybe someone else it taking care of you that you don't have to worry about it.

It seems every time I get a raise, it goes to all the other items that eat that raise up year after year.

Let me guess, you like it when people leave so that we'll make room for all the poor, uneducated, disabled, unlawful, uncivil, pregnant, helpless people with zero to contribute who are currently pouring over the borders into California and will immediately require $$$ tax dollars from us.

Well, the rest of us don't. But that's another thread.
Huh. Another oddly misinformed tantrum from you?

“Food up 20%”? Really? Just in California? I haven’t noticed it being different from nationwide, but I am open to reading about it if you could link me up.

“Not a math person?” Link me up, as I said.

“Someone else taking care of me”? ... Nope. I’m single, living off my (bad math?) investments and military pension earned by taking care of my nation. You?

As for all those “poor, uneducated, disabled, unlawful, uncivil, pregnant, helpless people pouring over the borders” ... uh, illegal immigration has been in reversal mostly in California since the last recession. Meanwhile, who are moving in are:
Who moves to California? The wealthier and better educated mostly
https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...221-story.html
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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So most of the country pays $2 a gallon?
https://www.gasbuddy.com/USA
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:44 PM
 
Location: On the water.
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Yes. Very expensive. But, last I checked $2.29 is not ½ of $3.86 and I’m pretty sure that was the point of the post you are responding to.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:48 PM
 
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Yes. Very expensive. But, last I checked $2.29 is not ½ of $3.86 and I’m pretty sure that was the point of the post you are responding to.
Just giving information...nothing more, nothing less
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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I paid $2.06/gal at Sams the other day. That's here in Texas. Of course we just got hit by another storm that dropped a crane on an apt building killing 1 and injuring several. Just another glorious weather day in North Texas.....
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:18 PM
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Nobody mentioned utilities....

My all-electric house cost me a $100/month in the dead of winter...low 15 high 30. I was snowbirding in California and get my electric bill at the RV co-op at the same time I got my electric bill in Washington state. So I went ahead and computed my electric bill IF I lived in California.....that $100 turned into just over $2000 a month!!!

Car Insurance....moved to Idaho and my insurance was 30% of the rate in California (1973). I asked my insurance agent in Idaho...why so cheap. His reply...you have an accident in Idaho, you'll probably kill yourself. We don't have to pay out on medical and really only pay for your car to your heirs!!

California is expensive...real expensive. Nice weather and a great natural landscape. Don't regret leaving, BUT if the time machine took me back to 1970 and froze California forever at that time...I would be back in a heartbeat.
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:54 AM
 
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I've never understood wtf electricity is so expensive in Cali, at least down here with Edison. For what we pay that electricity must be gold-leafed.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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My all-electric house cost me a $100/month in the dead of winter...low 15 high 30. I was snowbirding in California and get my electric bill at the RV co-op at the same time I got my electric bill in Washington state. So I went ahead and computed my electric bill IF I lived in California.....that $100 turned into just over $2000 a month!!!
You've mentioned this before and several people pointed out that most California houses are heated with gas and it doesn't get that cold here in any of the places where people generally live.

Any California residents here pay $2000 a month for electricity?

I didn't think so.

Our average electric bill with SoCal Edison is $70. The all-time highest was $93. Tack on the $16 or $18 for the gas company, and we're still not anywhere near $2k.

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