Skip to comments.10 Most Expensive Places to Live in the U.S.
Posted on 04/07/2013 10:26:19 AM PDT by lowbridge
Which U.S. cities have the highest costs of living?
The Council for Community and Economic Research recently measured the prices of common purchases in 307 urban areas to find the cost of the professional standard of living in each location. The index, its fifth edition, crunched more than 50,000 prices -- everything from grocery items to transportation to housing.
The national average on the index is 100.
Following is a look at each of the 10 most expensive cities in the United States.
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Democrat strongholds ....
Well, wouldn’t characterize Orange County as Democrat stronghold, and also wouldn’t characterize it as a city either.
And really have to wonder why this ‘index’ doesn’t count home heating/air conditioning as a part of their calculations.
Coincidentally, I wouldn’t want to live in any of them.
the OC isn’t exactly Rat’ county..
I almost said that.
Thing is, now sure how long that is still the case...
And its red blood that defends every one of those blue cities.
Let them burn.
LOL! Ok. Nine out of ten are Democrat strongholds and the remaining hold-out is well on its way.
OK, raise your hand if you ever paid $16.29 for a haircut (or $8.37, or whatever with cents in the fee)!
Orange County, Calif. is a county, not a city.
Anaheim (Dismeland) is idiot Rat’ city but the surrounding cities like Costa Mesa, for example, is red.
I once drove through a city (sorry, I don’t recall where) that was named, GASP! ‘County’.
Well I kept looking at the price of milk. It has been over $3 here for a long time....even at Walmart.
People in San Francisco don’t need (have) air conditioning.
You can live cheaply in Manhattan if you put your mind to it. There is a lot of competition for your business, you just have to look around.
Didn’t Jackie O. have a rent-controlled apartment (mansion really) in NYC?
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“Urban areas” Gag me with a maggot first. Would not live in one on a bet.
NYC has its pluses, but overall its a dirty aging city with lots of ‘rats’, both above ground in public office, and below ground in the subways and basements. If it wasn’t for the food grown in the kinds of places often scoffed at by liberal New Yorkers, one of the biggest attractions of NYC - its restaurants - wouldn’t exist. Unless I considered it ‘extra money/throw away money’ I would never spend a ton of money to buy a place in NYC. Why would I do that, when I could buy a significant amount of land with the same money somewhere else?
I’m still surprised that Harlingen, Texas is rated the most affordable place to live. I guess it is its isolation. It is about as far from anything in Texas as you can get. But, being close to the beach, it is a pretty clean city with lots to do. It is just cheap.
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