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How the hell do people live in San Francisco?

I've been looking at cost of living in different areas around the country and I just cannot fathom how or why anyone lives within a hundred miles of San Francisco. How does this actually work? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Apr 6, 2016 - 48 answers

Where should I live?

Can anyone offer some helpful advice about good places to live in the United States that currently have a low cost of living? I expect to be placed on a fixed income soon of about $1300 per month, so I'd like to live somewhere where I could make that work. [more inside]
posted by Gosha_Dog on Feb 8, 2016 - 22 answers

Finding Assisted Living for my parents. What do I need to know?

My parents are in their early 80's. The time has come for them to sell their house and move to an assisted living type environment. This needs to happen sooner than later. If you have gone through this process what do you wish you had known before you started visiting places? What questions do we ask? What type of financial set-ups have you encountered? [more inside]
posted by Coffee Bean on Nov 3, 2015 - 15 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

How noisy is noisy in Toronto?

Is it (will it be) that noisy at Charles Street around Bloor and Yonge? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Jul 22, 2008 - 18 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

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

Midlife crisis?

Midlife crisis? So, my husband and I have spent the past few years working to live more simply. We recognized that we did not want to spend our lives working very hard to have more stuff. So, we have simplified and are thinking about what to do next. [more inside]
posted by kantgirl on Jan 28, 2007 - 21 answers

Has anyone here taken an Art of Living course?

Has anyone here taken an Art of Living course? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 6, 2006 - 6 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

Who pulls the plug on me?

Help me choose who gets to pull my plug. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Mar 30, 2005 - 12 answers

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