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