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Old 02-27-2009, 04:22 PM
 
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Is that enough money to get by on? =)
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Depends on your situation, smalltownmamma... is it just for one person, or do you have a family to feed off of that? If you are single, with relatively few debts, you should be able to make it in CC just fine, as long as you don't get extravagent with your tastes.


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Old 02-27-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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We are a family of three, currently our grocery bill is $200 a month give or take (including toiletries and the like, we live in NM) We have a car payment of $300 and a credit card payment that fluxuates between $150-$250 our insurance is a little over $100 a month. Aside from that, it would be all Corpus Christi costs. Utilities, rent, and the like. What do you think? We don't go out a lot. We are home people

EDIT TO ADD: Our child wouldn't be in day care or anything like that either.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Roughly how many hours per week would you be working? 40?
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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I believe so. We are waiting for a phone call. It is suppose to be warehouse work, and it said full-time. So i assume 40 hours.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I believe so. We are waiting for a phone call. It is suppose to be warehouse work, and it said full-time. So i assume 40 hours.
Then I would think that $18/hour would be enough for you to get by...but I haven't lived in CC for a few years, so I don't know if things have increased in price.

Generally speaking, though, the cost of living in CC is low.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Yes, I agree with awecelot. You should be able to make it on that income. Are you looking into apartment rental, or house rental? Apartments tend to be less $$$ than house rentals, but you also give up some privacy as well.


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Old 02-28-2009, 02:50 AM
 
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We would like to buy a house in a year or so, so cheaper is better for savings. Thanks everyone =)
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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We would like to buy a house in a year or so, so cheaper is better for savings. Thanks everyone =)
Looking at the Corpus Christi Craig's list - you won't have any problem finding a 2 bedroom apartment (maybe even a small house) in a price range that will fit your budget and allow you to even save for the future.

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You should be OK if you're reasonably frugal. Keep in mind that electricity (thanks to deregulation, grrrrrr) is going to cost you more, as are insurances because of the proximity to the Border and living on the Gulf Coast.
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