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Old 09-10-2010, 09:45 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Isn't it just a shame how much higher of a COL Newark has in comparison to many US cities?
It's all location location location, but sheesh.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:46 PM
 
Location: The City
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Isn't it just a shame how much higher of a COL Newark has in comparison to many US cities?
It's all location location location, but sheesh.

Yeah Philly is a bargain on the East coast - better COL than Newark
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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COL is 74.9 here in my little slice of heaven. Plus the wages are pretty decent, so it is much easier here than where I spent almost 20 years in Rural Northern Maine where the COL is higher and the wages much lower.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:50 PM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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Where I live in my hometown of Orlando is 94.4
The zip code where my college is in Manhattan is 195.2
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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Where has the day gone when we did not rely upon statistical data to validate our position in life? It seems as if somewhere between credit scores and facebook,
that we've all been forced into having to establish our worth, status or position in life according to some statistician's calculations! Where are the the days when we only
had to look next door to deduce our status, when we were only keeping up with the Joneses rather than the Bidens or the Obamas? What in hell has happened to our fiber,
the free-thinking American who had a level of self assurance that was based upon a greater life than that which we are able to enjoy (or even tolerate), today?

I'm tired of living in a "per capita" world where values have been forsaken for temporary fame. I'd rather go back to watching Archie Bunker and his overt predjudice
than to be affronted by the likes of Snooki Pollizi rolling around drunk on a Jersey beach or the Hilton trollop making a mockery of our legal system. The figures that you produce
will never change the fact that we will never be more than we have been forced to become in a system that isn't based upon real values but more so upon a falsely structured
set of ever-changing values which have said a sad goodbye, to human sensibility, dignity and yes, even simple understanding.
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Where has the day gone when we did not rely upon statistical data to validate our position in life? It seems as if somewhere between credit scores and facebook,
that we've all been forced into having to establish our worth, status or position in life according to some statistician's calculations! Where are the the days when we only
had to look next door to deduce our status, when we were only keeping up with the Joneses rather than the Bidens or the Obamas? What in hell has happened to our fiber,
the free-thinking American who had a level of self assurance that was based upon a greater life than that which we are able to enjoy (or even tolerate), today?

I'm tired of living in a "per capita" world where values have been forsaken for temporary fame. I'd rather go back to watching Archie Bunker and his overt predjudice
than to be affronted by the likes of Snooki Pollizi rolling around drunk on a Jersey beach or the Hilton trollop making a mockery of our legal system. The figures that you produce
will never change the fact that we will never be more than we have been forced to become in a system that isn't based upon real values but more so upon a falsely structured
set of ever-changing values which have said a sad goodbye, to human sensibility, dignity and yes, even simple understanding.
Copiague, NY
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Denver, CO: 103.4

where I lived before that, Spokane, WA: 88.0

where I lived before that, Aurora, CO: 99.3

where I lived before that, Aurora, CO: 98.7

where I lived before that, Ridgecrest, CA: 80.1

where I lived before that, Rancho Cucamonga, CA: 126.4

where I lived before that, Riverside, CA: 121.6

where I lived before that, Corona, CA: 124.9

Grandma's house, Everett, WA: 115.0


None of the CA ones were worth it. The CO ones are reasonable. WA is priceless.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Indianola, Iowa
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77.6 here in my central Michgian farm town. Low cost of living is a blessing here in the midwest.
79.3 here in Indianola, Iowa- It is a very clean city, virtually no crime, kind of in the country but still near Des Moines- I have to agree, the cost of living here in the Midwest is very reasonable for the quality of life you get.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Springfield Ma 115
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Youngstown, Ohio: 74.3

I grew up in Perry Heights, a suburb of Canton, and the COL there is 78.4.
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