Skip to comments.State policies exacerbate poverty by raising living costs
Posted on 06/01/2014 7:50:33 PM PDT by artichokegrower
CNN, the television news network, offers a handy website calculator that allows a user to compare the cost-of-living differentials among the nations towns and cities.
It reveals, for instance, that someone contemplating a move from Austin, the capital of Texas, to Sacramento would have to pay 22 percent more for otherwise identical basics such as groceries, housing, utilities, transportation and health care. And that doesnt take into account Californias substantially higher taxes.
Using CNNs calculator to make various comparisons essentially confirms what most Californians already know this is a relatively expensive place in which to live.
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
While they make residents poorer, prices skyrocket!
And the poor vote for this
Yeah but they are going to get free health care.
Strange article. He writes about somebody else’s website and doesn’t include a link to it.
I've lived in Sac, and in a number of lower-price locations. The notion that grocery prices vary much at all is just untrue, in my experience. With care, I could eat just as cheap in Sac as anywhere else. And I could drink a good bit cheaper. Just buy wine at the dollar store! Sometimes pretty good stuff.
Housing is obviously higher, though I had a pretty cheap 1 BR finished apartment. Gas was higher, as were utilities.
Most other stuff, not much difference.
Sure they are
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I live in California and go to Arkansas twice a year to visit family. Their housing is not that cheap and their groceries are about the same. The real difference is the costs of their utilities.
Haven’t lived in CA in ten years, but I suspect utilities have gone up bunch.
I’ve always thought the cost of living scales are misleading. They imply all or most items are that much higher, and they’re just not.
When it comes to housing, the comparison is always between a similar house in AR and CA. CA housing prices vary even more inside the state than to other states. If you want to live in the “nice” parts of CA and aren’t wealthy, you will have to accept a much less elaborate house.
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