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View Poll Results: Areavibes cost of living where you live - Working Actuaries (not students or others)
<60 3 4.00%
60 - 79 5 6.67%
80 - 99 25 33.33%
100 - 119 19 25.33%
120 - 139 9 12.00%
140 - 159 8 10.67%
160 - 179 2 2.67%
180 - 199 2 2.67%
>199 2 2.67%
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Yes, but 40% below 100 is surprising to me. I still think of this field as NYC, Boston, Chicago, Philly, DSM, and Hartford. I'm guessing only DSM falls below 100.
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My city with a 110 is given a "grade" of D-. That's a really bad grade. It's not a particularly expensive place to live. How does a city get a "passing grade"?
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Chicago is 110 and got an F. We just can't catch a break.
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My city with a 110 is given a "grade" of D-. That's a really bad grade. It's not a particularly expensive place to live. How does a city get a "passing grade"?
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Chicago is 110 and got an F. We just can't catch a break.
I tried to think of the most “in the sticks” spots I could think of in my state and found some with an A grade on COL. You wouldn’t want to live in the spots I found.
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My city with a 110 is given a "grade" of D-. That's a really bad grade. It's not a particularly expensive place to live. How does a city get a "passing grade"?
Being great in all the other categories - schools, crimes, etc. - means the housing component is expensive.
Quality of Living comes at a cost.
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I'll take "Places I would not be caught dead in," for 200, Alex.
I'll take "Places I'd be certain to be caught dead in" for 1000, Alex.


What are "Certain neighborhoods in LA"?


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My city is 116, but mainly because of housing. Take out the housing costs, and it would be very close to 100. Fortunately, I bought my house awhile ago before ridiculous inflation.
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My city is 116, but mainly because of housing. Take out the housing costs, and it would be very close to 100. Fortunately, I bought my house awhile ago before ridiculous inflation.
I'm pretty sure that 95% of the cost of living difference in most places is housing / rent.

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