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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    You are not entitled to live in your own apartment by yourself, let alone your own two bedroom apartment as your original link showed.
    lol ok...what are you entitled to do then...live in a box in an alley or apply for govt assisted housing section 8

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    It's certainly pricey here, but again: there are reasons for that. Lots of demand + small amount of livable land = high housing prices. Again, it's worth it for the many, many advantages of living in a large, extremely cosmopolitan city.
    For you and others, sure. I'd like my house investment to pay me back later in life. I live very close to a metropolitan city and could care less to be in the middle of an over populated, dirty and generally suck ass city.

    But that's me.

    I get more bang for my buck by owning a home and driving 20 minutes to an urban city. That is worth it to me.
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I disagree. If minimum wage were raised to $12 an hour, the cost of pretty much everything would rise, within a very short time, the ratio of pay to cost would be right back to where it is today. And while this adjustment occurs, since it will affect everyones wages, how many jobs currently still in America end up elsewhere because labor costs are just to high to compete?
    Well zyphlin says no one is entitled to live in an apt alone...then your not entitled to cheap goods and services

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The people doing that article must not be looking hard enough because in my city you can find a two bedroom apartment all bills paid for about 680 a month.
    Brixton, Magnolia, Fulton Plaza,Highland Park Apartments for Rent | Tulsa OK Apartments on Apartmentfinder.com
    I dont believe that..unless its in a tenement

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Are condos not a thing in San Francisco? In Toronto there has been a condo boom lately driving prices skyrocketing.
    Oh they are, they just don't exist downtown. There're probably some in SOMA (South of Market, just outside of the financial district), and plenty in upscale residential neighborhoods like Pacific Heights and Cole Valley. I don't know how the condo market is doing (I rent, as I'm currently still paying off law school debt), but I know the median house price here is about $800k, and in the really nice neighborhoods is slightly over $1mil.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Instead of complaining about minimum wages equip yourself with the skills and training to find some skilled job which pays higher than the minimum wage.
    There are 4 people for every job opening, which shows that lack of job skills is not the main problem, and because of this, more and more overqualified adults and full-time workers are only being paid minimum wage.

    For Each U.S. Job Opening, 4.6 Unemployed

    "As an increasing number of workers take on low-wage jobs, poverty in the United States has increased: In 2005, 12.6% of Americans were living in poverty, compared to 15.7% this year (almost 50 million citizens)–the highest rate of poverty since 1965. Raising the minimum wage to a living wage would hopefully help to reverse this trend."
    How Raising the Minimum Wage Would Help the Economy LearnVest
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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    And you'd have even less american's getting it if you forced it up to some kind of "living wage" since you'll likely have numerous instances where a place of business either can't afford to hire enough people to actually make it worth while profitability wise and still run the business OR is able to continue to run it bu thas to cut back on the number of employees due to the increased cost of payroll.

    OR I guess you could go the other route and CONTINUE to feed the beast that is the government, deciding to take even more money on the backs of our children's futures, spending even more money we don't have and have no feasable way to tax into existance to help those who honestly are stuck in a bad situation survive AND those who through their own choices and decisions have placed themselves in such a situation continue to sponge off the rest of society with the least amount of effort.
    Too many conservatives confuse profit and greed...theyve become synonomous with business today..a generation before the rich had their own self imposed limits and shared some of the wealth with their workers who made them rich...today its all about me..so you have to force them to share..

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Not where I live, you can't. And the minimum wage here is about $10/hr. I'm pretty sure that most people who make minimum wage here a) live outside of the city (which is still expensive, but not as much), B) work multiple jobs, and/or C) live with a ****-ton of roommates in cramped environments. Probably some combination of all three of those things.
    There ya go a realist...a person that sees the reality of how some are living

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Oh they are, they just don't exist downtown. There're probably some in SOMA (South of Market, just outside of the financial district), and plenty in upscale residential neighborhoods like Pacific Heights and Cole Valley. I don't know how the condo market is doing (I rent, as I'm currently still paying off law school debt), but I know the median house price here is about $800k, and in the really nice neighborhoods is slightly over $1mil.
    I know in Toronto condos are a big thing and because of it average rent of a apartments is 1200$/month. Average home price is 800,000$ and average condo was 500,000$. Vancouver is in the same category. Montreal is much cheaper at an average of 300,000$ for a home.

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    Re: Can you live on Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    For you and others, sure. I'd like my house investment to pay me back later in life. I live very close to a metropolitan city and could care less to be in the middle of an over populated, dirty and generally suck ass city.

    But that's me.

    I get more bang for my buck by owning a home and driving 20 minutes to an urban city. That is worth it to me.
    Meh. Suburbs are ****ing boring. There's nothing to do, and you can't very well drive into the city and go out drinking. Not unless you want to pay some serious cabfare or risk a DUI/death. I understand that many people would rather have the space and quiet of a suburb. Personally I'd go completely out of my mind.

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