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$125,000 a year in NYC or $250,000 in North Dakota?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RetroFlow, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. RetroFlow

    RetroFlow Well-Known Member

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    Live in the middle of nowhere or take a smaller salary and live in one of the greatest cities in the world?
     
  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    for me , i dont necessarily need to live in a great bustling city. i m here in los angeles area, but i would think i could be perfectly fine in some remote area, as long as they have one accessible shopping mall mecca and a few restaurants.
     
  3. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Situation would never happen.
     
  4. robin

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    The cost of living in ND is so cheap, that $250,000/yr will get incredibly far.
     
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    What's the upside to each? In N. Dakota you can save a ton of money, retire early and do whatever you want for the rest of your life. In NYC you can live in an exciting city while you're young but you will be a poor.
     
  6. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    If you are married ND is not so bad. If single it would probably be a nightmare compared to NYC.
     
  7. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    $250 large here will allow dozens of families to be big-timers.

    I'll pm you my paypal info.
     
  8. Fuuma

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    It's impossible to survive with 125K in NYC. You'd be dead within the hour.
     
  9. robin

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    If you are married ND is not so bad. If single it would probably be a nightmare compared to NYC.
    Dunno about that. There are lots of great women in the area with Scandinavian heritage...
     
  10. Xericx

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    North Dakota for sure. Will save a huge amount of money, live in a mansion, cleaner living and I can have enough money to go fly to NYC whenever I want and live it up for a weekend.

    125k in NYC, I'd be living in a shit box worrying about budgeting.
     
  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    It's impossible to survive with 125K in NYC. You'd be dead within the hour.

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  12. MetroStyles

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    Dunno about that. There are lots of great women in the area with Scandinavian heritage...

    Relatively speaking, there is a huge dearth of single women in ND. NYC has millions more single women. And anonymity. I am not denying that there are attractive women in North Dakota.

    North Dakota for sure. Will save a huge amount of money, live in a mansion, cleaner living and I can have enough money to go fly to NYC whenever I want and live it up for a weekend.

    125k in NYC, I'd be living in a shit box worrying about budgeting.


    Depends on how much you spend. If you do not worry about saving, you can live decadently with 125K.
     
  13. RetroFlow

    RetroFlow Well-Known Member

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    North Dakota for sure. Will save a huge amount of money, live in a mansion, cleaner living and I can have enough money to go fly to NYC whenever I want and live it up for a weekend.

    125k in NYC, I'd be living in a shit box worrying about budgeting.


    Wouldn't it make you work harder?
     
  14. edmorel

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    Wouldn't it make you work harder?

    If it would help, I'll hire you to work for me for 150K.
     
  15. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Pretty sure this guy is the Apple reincarnated.
     
  16. Xericx

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    Wouldn't it make you work harder?

    well, then we get into a whole thing about earning potential, I was assuming a similar pay curve in the long run. sure, NYC's got a lot of opportunities, doesn't mean you can't make more living in the boonies...as long as you have fast internet, fed ex and plane fares, you can pretty much do anything you want.

    There's no real big need to live in a big city if you're already making some decent money and are well-networked to the outside world. Overnight flights are no biggie. Living in the sticks, I would say you even have more freedom to go anywhere you want.
     
  17. Bhowie

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    It's impossible to survive with 125K in NYC. You'd be dead within the hour.

    The trick is to kick someone's ass the first day you are there.
     
  18. Connemara

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    Just looked at some real estate in Fargo. Stuff that goes for $700K looks like standard U.S. fare. I was expecting sprawling mansions for that amount of money.
     
  19. Tangfastic

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    No hesitation New York for me. I've just applied for a big pay cut for a job in a bigger city I really like. I've been on an average wage in a small town shit hole for 2 years and have come to the conclusion I would rather be poor(er), feel like I was living my life and be surrounded by possibilities and opportunities.

    There are mitigating circumstances in my situation - Its a city I've wanted to live in since I was 16, I'll be with the same firm and can keep my pension, and will be working in what to me is a more interesting and worthwhile area.
     
  20. RetroFlow

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    No hesitation New York for me. I've just applied for a big pay cut for a job in a bigger city I really like. I've been on an average wage in a small town shit hole for 2 years and have come to the conclusion I would rather be poor(er), feel like I was living my life and be surrounded by possibilities and opportunities.

    There are mitigating circumstances in my situation - Its a city I've wanted to live in since I was 16, I'll be with the same firm and can keep my pension, and will be working in what to me is a more interesting and worthwhile area.

    Good for ya.
     

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