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Vive la France! yes!! Vivre en France? well.... maybe California instead

Looking for advice on cost of living in France (South of Paris, Nice or Toulouse area). Partner and I would be making €120 to €140,000 combined household, before taxes. Another option is California where we could make way more money (at least $200-$220k combined, and less taxes). What is the cost of living in California (Irvine or San Diego) as a comparison? Is it expensive to have kids in the US? [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg on Jan 13, 2014 - 21 answers

If you could live anywhere...

I'm sick of Oklahoma, sick of cold and snow, sick of everything to do with this place. I want out of the state, but cant' decide where to go next. Over the last few years I've lived in San Diego, Orlando, Cocoa Beach, the Chicago area, Tulsa Ok, and originally the Phoenix area. Most of my moves have been prompted by having a friend with a couch willing to pick me up from the Greyhound station, but this time I'd like to go somewhere completely new and for the first time truly start over on my own. [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Dec 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Average energy/water use of adults vs children?

I live in a house shared amongst 10 tenants, including 2 children, aged 12 and 8. We're trying to figure out a fair way to divide electricity/gas/water bills. Specifically, how much less utilities should the children be charged for, and until which age? [more inside]
posted by PardonMyFrench on Mar 31, 2011 - 24 answers

2011 Cost of Living Increase for NYC

I am meeting with my boss for my annual review. I have not have a raise almost since I started four years ago. Is there an easy way to determine the NYC cost of living increase for 2011? I've tried to use teh google but no luck. Thanks.
posted by captainscared on Feb 25, 2011 - 8 answers

The High Cost of Living

A question about an inexplicably inaccurate website. Luanda, Angola: world's most expensive city!? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Oct 27, 2010 - 11 answers

sydney cost of living

CostOfLivingFilter in Sydney: I am 35 year old, professional in Sydney with a salary around AU$100K. I have no dependents, leading a normal modest life with no extravagant expenses. Why do I still feel the life is out of my reach? [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Nov 8, 2009 - 28 answers

Shenzhen cost of living

Shenzhen, China cost of living questions. [more inside]
posted by comatose on Aug 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Covering the basics and some

How much do you have to make to in order to have a "basic" living? Secondary question if you don't mind sharing: Where do you live? Bonus question: How much do you feel like you have to make in order to have a "comfortable" living and wouldn't have to worry about personal finances? [more inside]
posted by booksandwine on Jul 15, 2009 - 41 answers

Cost of living increase for Chicago

What was the cost of living increase from 2007 to 2008 for Chicago, Illinois. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Aug 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Which Shape of Pasta is the Cheapest?

Which Shape of Pasta is the Cheapest? [more inside]
posted by complience on Jul 2, 2008 - 14 answers

I'm considering Santa Cruz for my Ph.D work. What should a person expect when moving to Santa Cruz?

I am considering moving to Santa Cruz for a Ph.D program. I visited the city for 4 days last week and really enjoyed the area. Everyone I have talked to mentions how expensive it is. It is true that housing is extremely expensive, renting too. But, I didn't find the food in the grocery stores to be outrageous, eating out wasn't terrible either. Unless I'm missing something, its the housing which gives the city its stigma for being expensive. Plus, there are 140 Ph.D students at UCSC which obviously make ends meet in some way (albeit poor college student life isn't too bad). Am I close to correct here? Also, I'd love to know what you think of the area!!
posted by noahdubya on Mar 25, 2008 - 16 answers

refugees in louisville?

hi, friends. hope everyone in the states had a great holiday! i am interested in learning about louisville, kentucky as a possible destination for a young, refugee couple from liberia that have been living in san diego for two years. [more inside]
posted by sacho on Nov 22, 2007 - 9 answers

New Yorkers moving to Montreal- HELP!!!

Hello My partner and I are moving to Montreal from NYC in the winter of 2007 and need some advice on great neighbourhoods to look into and the possibilities of finding an apt around that time. Any suggestions?
posted by Dmart on Aug 1, 2006 - 22 answers

D.C. versus Boston

I'm interested in comparing life in D.C. to Boston. I love Boston but the housing costs are outrageous and the winters are much too long. Any thoughts on how these two cities compare?
posted by mintchip on May 5, 2006 - 18 answers

Cost of living raise?

AnnualReviewFilter: It's that time of year again. Is there a rule of thumb or minimum, percentage-wise, to expect to keep up with inflation and cost-of-living for this year compared to last? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Sep 12, 2005 - 8 answers

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