I know that cost of living is said to vary from one area to the next but with few exceptions the cost of living is actually comparable.
I have lived or journeyed to many areas in the us and can say the basic costs of living are not that different except when it comes to housing costs.
The price of a new vehicle, and maintenance is very similar.
Some places rent is lower yet the utilities are higher.
State taxes some times are higher in places where you would least expect it.
Some people have the added burden of city taxes.
The cost of day care from what I have heard is similar as well as private schools
Clothing costs are similar.
Food prices in grocery stores are basically the same with the only major variable being the price of meat or seafood depending on the area.
Answer based on duties and responsibilities
Dec 3, '01
I think to make it a more specific poll you should have ranges of years of experience. Example 1-5yrs
6-10yrs ect. I think we are all worth more then we are paid now regardless of experience but should a nurse with 2yrs experience make the same as a nurse with 10yrs. I don't think so.
It would be a more interesting poll if you added ranges.
Last edit by kaycee on Dec 3, '01