(Closed) For Fun!! How far will your salary go? (City-To-City Comparison)

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ll play, I make 101K in CT which is  about 73K in Dayton…eh, we live pretty below our level right now so I’ll stay in CT 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d make $51 less in Dayton to equal what I get here. While Dayton may be nice, I think I’ll stick with my lakes and prairie. $51 isn’t too bad of a swing. 🙂

Housing costs 391% more in Manhattan than our current location. Ouch!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Frown Only for americans

I earn roughly 42k a year

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well, my $41K in East TX is almost to the dollar comperable to Dayton. So I will stick with my sweet tea and southern drawls. Holy cow some of these places, Manhattan has a 500% increase in housing. Oh sad day, my income wouldn’t increase enough to justify moving to the Rocky Mountains in CO. I love it there! Darling Husband thinks we need to move to Alaska  but I will show him that it would cost twice as much! I win!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ll play with FI’s salary 🙂 he makes about 36k here in Pittsburgh. In Dayton it would be $35,354. In Manhattan it would be $83,088 (but housing would be 439% higher, ouch!). In Los Angeles it would be $50,430 but housing would be 156% more. And in Raleigh, NC, where I’d like to move eventually, it would be $35,620 and housing would only be 4% more. Works for me 😀

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@bmo88:  wouldnt know how to guess a similar city.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@chasesgirl:  I’m also from East TX.  🙂

The salary of my job in the Austin area wouldn’t go far in Manhattan.  Housing is over 400% higher.

Fiance wants to live in CA, but it would cost waaay more to live there.  Housing alone costs almost 200% more

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@bmo88: @Pokemon:  It isn’t very easy to compare non-US cities with US ones. Even if you find one with a similar population, it is unlikely that the financial climate will be the same. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine is down about 10K for Dayton.  Not too bad considering most things would cost less – including housing at 34% less.  My salary would need to double to have the same power in Manhattan.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Without using numbers, I’d make about 33% less in Dayton than I do now.  But everything will also cost significantly less. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I live in Philly and my salary almost double for NY, funny since it’s only 2 hours away.

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