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Not everyone likes the Portland. [Aug. 17th, 2004|11:34 pm]
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Or New Jersey, for that matter.

[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2004-08-17 11:41 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I believe that chart...

If it has no locality I am familiar with, when every place I've lived in the last decade is phenominally overpriced, and yet friends of mine can speak of affordable rent in Protland; it does not scan.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-08-18 12:09 am (UTC)
I am no economist so I dunno. However, devil's advocate: of the people I know who've moved there recently, one is a full-time student and two are being paid their California salaries. And iirc Eric just lives in Portland and is paid by a company located elsewhere, too.
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[User Picture]From: miss_geek
2004-08-18 12:15 am (UTC)
well... i know it was a long time ago... but when i lived there it was WAY less expensive than california... and the relatives i have there own property that they could never afford if they lived in orange county...

however, i don't know a thing about jersey.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-08-18 12:21 am (UTC)
Well, it's not about whether it's more expensive than, say, california. It's a ratio of how much it costs to live there against how likely you are to get a job that pays enough.

california is horribly expensive, but there are also lots of good jobs.

dog bump alabama is very cheap to live there but it still sucks ass because there are no jobs. most of the country is in a big gray area in between
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[User Picture]From: miss_geek
2004-08-18 12:26 am (UTC)
oh, sorry... i missed the point.

in that case... i would have to agree. the job market in portland is mostly crappy unless you are a waitress. and even then it helps to know someone...
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[User Picture]From: mr_flippant
2004-08-18 12:36 pm (UTC)
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