COST-OF-LIVING

Moving out master post

If you have any other links tell me and I’ll update the list!

General

Things to know before moving (great list)
Budgeting calculators
Cost of living calculator (limited city selection)
Simple first look at how much it will cost to move (really great)
First apartment essentials checklist
How much will everything on the first apartment essentials cost new? 
Stuff nobody tells you about getting an apartment
20 tips for moving out 
How to impress your (potential) landlord

Cost of living comparisons

Cost of living comparison
How far will my salary go in another city (us only)  [1]  [2] 

How to find an apartment

How to find your first apartment
Beginners Guide to Online Apartment Searching
How to find an apartment in a new city
Tips for long-distance apartment searching

The move itself

33 tips on the move itself  
How to move long distances with plants

Zeitgeist
  • Zeitgeist
  • Incendiary
  • Cost Of Living
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Zeitgeist//Incendiary 

Living right under the crumbling empire
Death holds the world in chains, dragged in the dirt behind him.
Burning for change, earning nothing, learning to hate
Modern life is an itch that can’t be scratched
Suffer oppression from the politics of fear
The generation of hopelessness is here
In a race to the worst, we are finishing first
This existence is bleak and all our futures are cursed.

If anyone is interested in Regency Era finances here are some links I found helpful: 

Currency Converter: Will convert any amount in yeas between 1270-1970 to 2005 BPS. 

Pride and Prejudice Economics: Explains exactly how much Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley are worth, as well as provides a charge of Jane Austin’s (and some of her characters’) yearly expenses and incomes in 1810 BPS and 2008 Spending Power. 

Cost of Living: Similar to the above link, explains how much one would have to make yearly to live comfortably. 

Master Post

Sense and Sensibility pdf: Chapter 2 is where Fanny and John Dashwood talk about how much money they aren’t going to give his step-family. (Suggested by the wonderful notsomolly).

I was doing some research and...

Cost of living in London is about the same as living in San Francisco.

Cost of living in London is about the same as living in New York.

That is to say, the cost of living is about equal in London, San Francisco, and New York. I went on to look up all of the other cities I’ve been interested in living in or near in relationship to the cost of living in San Francisco and here’s what I found:

  • Paris is 22% cheaper
  • Nice is 40% cheaper
  • Rome is 39% cheaper
  • Venice is 39% cheaper
  • Berlin is 42% cheaper
  • Edinburgh is 32% cheaper
  • Dublin is 23% cheaper
  • Reykjavik is 21% cheaper
  • Sydney is 23% cheaper
  • Melbourne is 27% cheaper
  • Santa Cruz is 27% cheaper
  • Los Angeles is 19% cheaper
  • San Diego is 28% cheaper
  • Portland is 32% cheaper
  • Seattle is 23% cheaper
  • Honolulu is 18% cheaper

When I take into consideration that Columbus is 37% cheaper than living in San Francisco, along the lines of Venice, Nice, San Diego, Edinburgh, and Portland, I realize that the one place I have idolized and set my sights upon is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in. I could travel across Europe, heck, even the world, and spend less in those cities than I would living in SF. I love the city, but do I love it that much? How is a mainland city more expensive than living on a tropical island surrounded by sea turtles, out-of-this-world sunsets, and ridiculously attractive surfer guys? I think I may need to rethink some things if I want to make the most out of this year long trip.

Source: Expatistan (Cost of Living Index)