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Thread: The hourly wage needed to rent a two-bedroom home in every state

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutz View Post
    sales tax is pretty stiff too.
    Yes it is, Sometimes a good deal, ain't a good deal.
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    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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    It seems like the States get their cut one way or another. No income tax, but high property and/or sales taxes, or vice versa. You just have to compare your specific situation against what the State you are interested in is doing.
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    Throwing the deuces RareBreed's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    Before you pick Tennessee, take a good look at the property taxes....
    Northern Georgia is #1 on the list so unless we find a deal breaker, we will end up there more than likely. We picked TN because we've gone to Gatlinburg area numerous times and we enjoy the mountains. No matter where we end up, we will get screwed one way or another so it's more about the location than anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    but can you then afford the light and water .... maybe gas

    what about groceries and Obamacare
    The graphic in the article says, "The displayed wage represents what a full-time hourly worker must earn to rent a two-bedroom home in their state without paying more than 30% of their income."
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    If you don't like it, go #### yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    ID... you and Gilligan can be neighbors.'s a pretty big and sparsely populated state...

    ..which is the whole point. ;-)
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    Sort of stupid to do it by state, take the most extreme example of California. In the LA area it is going to take at least 4x the hourly wage as it would in say Ridgecrest to rent the same house. Even in our small state of Maryland Allegheny county is a #### ton cheaper than Montgomery county.
    If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.

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