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Old 08-13-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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Thank you so much Roy G. biv!!! You have been a great help and yes I tried to tell my husband I didn't want to move, but you could see how well that is working out for me, lol!
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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That's why we are moving my husband will be taking a pay increase of 25,000 a year and we have a third baby on the way so we are looking to better our financially without giving up the ammenties of which we are accustomed to in Illinois. Illinois is so stinkin' expensive!!!!!
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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I also found that the cost of living in IL is about 5% more than in Iowa for everything from food, to housing, transportation, healthcare, etc.
That's because the tail that wags the dog (Chicago) skews every state-wide average.

I can speak from personal experience that downstate Illinois is nearly identical to Iowa with respect to cost-of-living factors. In fact, homes and apartments located in the Illinois Quad Cities are cheaper than their counterparts in Davenport and Bettendorf.
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