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(The New York Times)   NYT explains why NYC isn't really that expensive after all. Subby nods approvingly while eating $50 take out for one in a $2,200/month studio apartment. Reasonable debate comparing regional costs of living not found to the right   (nytimes.com) divider line 20
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2013-04-23 11:12:22 AM
4 votes:
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2013-04-23 10:39:48 AM
3 votes:

James!: I really doubt that most rural farkers live on vast tracts of land like they claim.  Most people live in tract housing out in the boonies and spend most of their day commuting.


What do you consider vast tracts of land?

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2013-04-23 10:19:14 AM
3 votes:

James!: sigdiamond2000: James!: I spent 23 dollars on Vietnamese food the other day, had it delivered to my apartment after 11 at night and had enough for lunch the next day.

Uhhhh...ummmm...HISPTER!!11

Look at this motherfarker:
[tomjinadventures.files.wordpress.com image 660x327]

There's three kinds of pork in that motherfarker.  DID YOU OBSERVE THOSE WORDS?

THREE KINDS OF PORK!


Three kinds of pork?  So pot bellied pig, warthog, and NYPD?
2013-04-23 09:50:00 AM
3 votes:

sigdiamond2000: James!: I spent 23 dollars on Vietnamese food the other day, had it delivered to my apartment after 11 at night and had enough for lunch the next day.

Uhhhh...ummmm...HISPTER!!11


Look at this motherfarker:
tomjinadventures.files.wordpress.com

There's three kinds of pork in that motherfarker.  DID YOU OBSERVE THOSE WORDS?

THREE KINDS OF PORK!
2013-04-23 08:42:00 AM
3 votes:
A pair of sensible, unstylish walking flats from Harry's Shoes can set you back $480.

It's called Zappos,com, look into it.
2013-04-23 01:15:24 PM
2 votes:
One day a group of New Yorkers was talking about the city, and one of them said:  You know, I do enjoy the crime, the noise, the angry exchanges with strangers, and the pollution, but I just don't think it is quite cold enough.  That's how Chicago got started.  ;-)
2013-04-23 11:01:59 AM
2 votes:

hiker9999: Molavian: Ethertap: I live in south Georgia, I pay 500 bucks a month for a 1000 square-foot apartment.  In return for my tiny rent, I get to live in a town with no bar, no nightlife, no restaurant variety, and no culture.

When I got my job offer here I thought the pay was pretty lousy, 10% under national average for new hires in my field.  Then I looked up cost of living in the area and realized why it was that low.

The way I look at living in a place like New York, Chicago, Boston, or San Francisco (among others) is that despite the high cost of living, at least theres things to do, places to go, and interesting things to eat.

If you can't get laid in a town with nothing to do, you're doing it wrong.

Yes....but in towns like that, the question is...."laid...by *what*?!?"


shiat, one chick I dated looked like a super model and her greatest aspirations in life included "leather furniture" and "car that wasn't rusted".
2013-04-23 10:55:03 AM
2 votes:
You flatlanders / flyovers are just jealous losers of us big city dwellers.

You make 30% less money, but your house is only 100% larger than our apartment.

You may have your own car, but I get to spend 35 minutes commuting to work each way compared to your 7 minute drive.

And you'll never know the joy of having overpriced food delivered to your apartment.

// amidoingitright?
2013-04-23 10:54:38 AM
2 votes:

Rev.K: James!: There's three kinds of pork in that motherfarker. DID YOU OBSERVE THOSE WORDS?

THREE KINDS OF PORK!

That's fantastic, but that cilantro has to go.

Devil weed.


Try coriander instead.
2013-04-23 10:13:43 AM
2 votes:

Carn: Didn't we just have this thread yesterday?


I've been here for some years now. We have this thread almost every day.
2013-04-23 08:43:01 AM
2 votes:
Hm. Where is this $2,200/month studio apartment?
2013-04-23 01:56:37 PM
1 votes:

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Bill Frist: Yeah... New Yorkers are not subsidized. We pay far more in taxes, and actually subsidize the shiatty rural parts.

The shiatty rural parts that actually feed you. And build your furniture. And all the other shinies that you desire.


The delusional nature of rural america is kind of staggaring. You really think that the big cities have huge economies caue they don't produce things people want to buy? 

Anyway, California produces, by far, the most food of any state. Podunk north dakota, or wharever, isn't really feeding america.
2013-04-23 01:00:32 PM
1 votes:

CtrlAltDestroy: This has been fun and all, but with this, I'm out. Call it fleeing if you will, and I'm sure that someone will, but I've wasted enough time with this today. Off to finish work then go home and wrench on my motorcycle in prep for the nice weather.


COWARD!

No, this is Fark. We're all wasting time with this.

Enjoy the weather. As an upstater, I'm still coming out of that "let me start my car so I can thaw the seats out, I need to go somewhere in half an hour, provided the bridges aren't closed" mode.

/ Here comes the rainy season! Then the flood season! Then 2 beautiful autumn weeks before we get 6 more months of winter!
2013-04-23 01:00:08 PM
1 votes:

dchurch0: I love Nebraska.


of course you do
teddyroosevelt.comelementalherbs.com
2013-04-23 12:39:46 PM
1 votes:
My $1,300 1BR in Astoria is getting a kick, etc.

/rather have a $300 mortgage in the woods
2013-04-23 11:27:43 AM
1 votes:

RatOmeter: you have pee hands: You do save by not having to have a car.

Not enough to cover a $2200 studio apartment, but it helps some.

I just did some rough calculations on my cost of having a car for the last 18 years:

Price paid: $16000
Miles driven: 179,000
Fuel economy: ~24 MPG
Fuel used: 179,000/24 = 7500 gallons (rounded up)
Fuel cost: $3/gallon (another estimate, price has changed a lot in 18 years) * 7500 = $22,500
Insurance paid: $4000 (estimate average of ~$200/per year, rounded up, paid $130 last year)
Oil changes: ~$30/year * 18 = $540
Tires: estimate 1 set every 2 years at $400/set (high estimate) * 9 = $3600
Maint & repairs: $2000 (high estimate, actually did all my own mechanic work)

Total: $48640
Annual cost: $2700
Weekly cost: $52
Daily cost: ~$7.40

Probably riddled with errors, but there it is, for whatever it's worth.


Not having to use urine scented public transportation:  PRICELESS!
2013-04-23 11:21:56 AM
1 votes:
Archie Bunker knew how to fix this.

Archie: "Did you find a place to live yet?"
Meathead: "No.  Everything is too expensive."
Archie:  "Did you try Jersey?"
Meathead: "I hate Jersey."
Archie: "So do the people in Jersey, but somebody has to live there."
2013-04-23 11:21:39 AM
1 votes:
My Dad pays $0 a month in rent and lives in an unheated trailer behind my grandmother's house in rural southern central Michigan, subsisting on ditch weed, Monarch cigarettes, Steel Reserve, and Vikings.

He's got it made. He doesn't understand how all you fools can stand big city livin'.
2013-04-23 10:18:55 AM
1 votes:

James!: sigdiamond2000: Rev.K: that cilantro has to go.

Looks like it's got some other elitist roughage in there as well.

Enjoy your fancy sandwich, Mr. Moderator.

I will.


quite frankly, the vietnamese have mastered the sandwich.  with a vibrant cuilinary background, molested by the french at just the right age, you have yourself the perfect, most balanced sandwich on earth... and it's on good bread too.

fatty pork, excellent pickles, and... good bread and cilantro.  not sure where this sandwich could be wanting.
2013-04-23 09:57:48 AM
1 votes:

James!: There's three kinds of pork in that motherfarker. DID YOU OBSERVE THOSE WORDS?

THREE KINDS OF PORK!


That's fantastic, but that cilantro has to go.

Devil weed.
 
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