steveinbsas said:Stan, when will you get the point....it isn't just cost of the real estate, its also the utilities, insurance (including health care) and taxes, not to mention the need for a car and the lack of CULTURE (in spite of what hotyogateacher feels about BA). Then there's education (if you have children) and all the other stuff.
Why do you continue to compare "other areas" of the US to BA?
I wouldn't live in any of them.
Before you reply, please remember that the name of this website is BAexpats.
It's about life here....cheaper anywhere in the US notwithstanding.
Why do you persist?
I hope you pay this much attention to your wife.
I believe your comparison with the U.S. that the COL is lower there started the discussion. Just setting straight your incorrect statements.