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(Lifehacker)   Map of how much $100 is worth in every state shows where you get the biggest bang for the buck   (lifehacker.com ) divider line
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2014-08-21 07:28:21 AM  
Yeah, don't look at that map, you just keep on flying over and everything will be ok.
 
2014-08-21 07:45:03 AM  
So, it is more expensive to live where people want to live?  Imagine that.

/DNRTFA
//Just looked at the map.
 
2014-08-21 07:52:54 AM  
The relationship between "where'd I want to live" and "how far $100 goes here" is inversely proportional.

Yeah, yeah...I can hear you whining from here [looks at map] South Dakota and Mississippi, "Well...we don't want you anyway!"
 
2014-08-21 08:09:55 AM  
The important thing this map shows is that $100 is never worth $100. Our currency is never what we say it is. Our currency is a lie. Even you people who continue to ignore the corrupting socialist influence of documented UN sympathizers at the Federal Reserve have to agree this means we need a gold standard.
 
2014-08-21 08:25:20 AM  
Moving just 80 miles from IL has saved us many thousands of dollars in just taxes. No tax on groceries in MI, lower sales tax in general and property taxes are silly low.

Lack of corruption means infrastructure actually gets fixed. Schools are on par with private schools in the city, and Chicago is a tolerable train ride away if we want to do city things. People have a live and let live attitude here.

I don't miss living in IL at all.
 
2014-08-21 08:33:11 AM  
Proves that only dumb people live in California and New York.
 
2014-08-21 08:42:07 AM  
No, no, you pay for the bang with roses or kisses, not bucks.

Don't you ever read the Craigslist ads, subs?
 
2014-08-21 08:47:49 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: No, no, you pay for the bang with roses or kisses, not bucks.

Don't you ever read the Craigslist ads, subs?


"Biggest" bang also seems overly judgemental.
 
2014-08-21 08:54:38 AM  
Shouldn't at least one of these states be exactly $100 for this map to have any validity?
 
2014-08-21 09:02:35 AM  

jaylectricity: Shouldn't at least one of these states be exactly $100 for this map to have any validity?


It's against the national average, so the chance of a state being exactly on the average is pretty low.
 
2014-08-21 09:16:30 AM  
Well, looks like it's time for you to give up your $250K consulting job in DC to work in the Mississippi acid mines for $22K
 
2014-08-21 09:36:39 AM  

ytterbium: Lack of corruption means infrastructure actually gets fixed. Schools are on par with private schools in the city, and Chicago is a tolerable train ride away if we want to do city things. People have a live and let live attitude here.


I own property in both MA and NY, this map does seem to reflect corruption and high regressive taxation with the dollar figure, NY is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to both taxes that hurt the middle class and corruption.
 
2014-08-21 09:41:00 AM  

Headso: NY is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to ...corruption.


You sure about that, sport?
 
2014-08-21 10:27:02 AM  
 heh, I was trying to find the full list of that top 10 one to see if NY was number 11

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/05/10/182852131/how-new -y ork-became-one-of-the-most-corrupt-states
 
2014-08-21 10:55:15 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: The important thing this map shows is that $100 is never worth $100. Our currency is never what we say it is. Our currency is a lie. Even you people who continue to ignore the corrupting socialist influence of documented UN sympathizers at the Federal Reserve have to agree this means we need a gold standard.


I'm pretty sure you're kidding, but unfortunately, there are Congresspersons, among others, who actually believe that.

Pretty sure you could put together a similar chart from back when we were ON the gold standard...
 
2014-08-21 11:01:15 AM  
I wonder how this map compares with a "per capita income" map.
 
2014-08-21 11:04:00 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: So, it is more expensive to live where people want to live?  Imagine that.

/DNRTFA
//Just looked at the map.


Maybe if you're a dumbass city slicker or whiny liberal that needs to live in a herd for safety
 
2014-08-21 11:08:19 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Three Crooked Squirrels: So, it is more expensive to live where people want to live?  Imagine that.

/DNRTFA
//Just looked at the map.

Maybe if you're a dumbass city slicker or whiny liberal that needs to live in a herd for safety


Beats being a whiny rube on the government teat.

/there's no socialism like red state socialism
 
2014-08-21 11:08:42 AM  

wxboy: I wonder how this map compares with a "per capita income" map.


Here is a little bit of info on that.

1.bp.blogspot.com

More specific info here (in table form)
 
2014-08-21 11:14:08 AM  

ytterbium: Moving just 80 miles from IL has saved us many thousands of dollars in just taxes. No tax on groceries in MI, lower sales tax in general and property taxes are silly low.

Lack of corruption means infrastructure actually gets fixed. Schools are on par with private schools in the city, and Chicago is a tolerable train ride away if we want to do city things. People have a live and let live attitude here.

I don't miss living in IL at all.


Meh. I moved half that distance, out to Kane County. Same casual attitude, same small-town feel as, say, Kalamazoo... but only about an hour away from all the big-city things.

/but high property tax, I'll give you that one
 
2014-08-21 12:26:27 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Three Crooked Squirrels: So, it is more expensive to live where people want to live?  Imagine that.

/DNRTFA
//Just looked at the map.

Maybe if you're a dumbass city slicker or whiny liberal that needs to live in a herd for safety


People are free to move about the country and take up residence anywhere they want.  It shouldn't be a surprise that it  costs more to live in a desirable location.  Kinda like a supply and demand type situation.
 
2014-08-21 01:56:22 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: ytterbium: Moving just 80 miles from IL has saved us many thousands of dollars in just taxes. No tax on groceries in MI, lower sales tax in general and property taxes are silly low.

Lack of corruption means infrastructure actually gets fixed. Schools are on par with private schools in the city, and Chicago is a tolerable train ride away if we want to do city things. People have a live and let live attitude here.

I don't miss living in IL at all.

Meh. I moved half that distance, out to Kane County. Same casual attitude, same small-town feel as, say, Kalamazoo... but only about an hour away from all the big-city things.

/but high property tax, I'll give you that one


You have a kick-ass minor league baseball team and ballpark, we'll call it a wash.
 
2014-08-21 02:06:03 PM  
Would a 400 lbs prostitute joke be against the new rules?

/"I keed, I keed" if so
 
2014-08-21 05:14:55 PM  
And dis is y i am a sawvern cytizan.
 
2014-08-21 07:14:02 PM  
I think XKCD already covered this...

imgs.xkcd.com

...Yup. There it is.

Shocking how places where people want to live end up being more expensive.

I'm also willing to bet that if you weigh the map by median income, then all of a sudden it's back to flyover country being an ass place to live.
 
2014-08-21 07:45:58 PM  

Lusiphur: I think XKCD already covered this...

[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x542]

...Yup. There it is.

Shocking how places where people want to live end up being more expensive.

I'm also willing to bet that if you weigh the map by median income, then all of a sudden it's back to flyover country being an ass place to live.


i.stack.imgur.com
 
2014-08-21 08:06:38 PM  
Fools. No one in Alabama has ever seen $100
 
2014-08-21 09:56:04 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Three Crooked Squirrels: So, it is more expensive to live where people want to live?  Imagine that.

/DNRTFA
//Just looked at the map.

Maybe if you're a dumbass city slicker or whiny liberal that needs to live in a herd for safety


Hey, watch it with the redundancy!
 
2014-08-21 10:40:26 PM  

PunGent: rumpelstiltskin: The important thing this map shows is that $100 is never worth $100. Our currency is never what we say it is. Our currency is a lie. Even you people who continue to ignore the corrupting socialist influence of documented UN sympathizers at the Federal Reserve have to agree this means we need a gold standard.

I'm pretty sure you're kidding, but unfortunately, there are Congresspersons, among others, who actually believe that.

Pretty sure you could put together a similar chart from back when we were ON the gold standard...


Everybody who went to elementary school in California knows about price gouging during the gold rush. $4/dozen for eggs in 1849 California was not unheard of - that's $110 in today's money.

Of course, that's an extreme example, but I like the example one economist gave on NPR (Can't remember who, sadly): The Gold Standard is bad, because it means the value of a nation's money supply is far to dependent on the efficiency of mining equipment.
 
2014-08-21 11:37:32 PM  
curved brim.
no baggy pants.

This is Baseball. Not Thugball
 
2014-08-21 11:38:12 PM  
aaaaand wrong thread.
 
2014-08-21 11:44:42 PM  

Lusiphur: I'm also willing to bet that if you weigh the map by median income,


Take a look at Wyoming and ND in the map above.  That along with South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas are both above median income and have a lower cost of living.

Win/win for these states.
 
2014-08-22 04:18:46 AM  
I've been to South Dakota and don't want the sort of bang I could get for a buck there.
 
2014-08-22 09:05:02 AM  

drumhellar: PunGent: rumpelstiltskin: The important thing this map shows is that $100 is never worth $100. Our currency is never what we say it is. Our currency is a lie. Even you people who continue to ignore the corrupting socialist influence of documented UN sympathizers at the Federal Reserve have to agree this means we need a gold standard.

I'm pretty sure you're kidding, but unfortunately, there are Congresspersons, among others, who actually believe that.

Pretty sure you could put together a similar chart from back when we were ON the gold standard...

Everybody who went to elementary school in California knows about price gouging during the gold rush. $4/dozen for eggs in 1849 California was not unheard of - that's $110 in today's money.

Of course, that's an extreme example, but I like the example one economist gave on NPR (Can't remember who, sadly): The Gold Standard is bad, because it means the value of a nation's money supply is far to dependent on the efficiency of mining equipment.


Ooh, good example...I'd heard of that, and I went to school on the East coast.

All the ills the gold standard is supposed to prevent...bank runs, currency debasement, inflation, stock market crashes, depressions, recessions, panics...have all happened to nations on the gold standard.
 
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