Author Topic: True Cost of Living in USA ....web tool  (Read 656 times)

debbie does duncan

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True Cost of Living in USA ....web tool
« on: July 17, 2017, 07:26:30 AM »
https://howmuch.net/articles/true-cost-living
 
This link was found on The Greater Fool 's  website.
I wondered if it would be any help to those thinking about a move  in the USA.

hollyluja

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Re: True Cost of Living in USA ....web tool
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 04:31:45 PM »
I tried this out for our situation... it was right on for child care and food (low cost plan) but way high for rent (mortgage), healthcare, and transportation.  Their "utilities" bucket was also very broad and covers:

    Utilities, fuels and public services
    Household operations
    Housekeeping supplies
    Household furnishings and equipment
    Furniture
    Floor coverings
    Major appliances
    Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares
   Miscellaneous household equipment

which they estimated we should be spending $24K /year on (!!!!!).  No freaking way.  We spend about half that for a 7 person family that lives (in my view) in the lap of luxury itself.

It's an interesting tool, but so much is discretionary.