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life in rural nebraska

Cost of Living Comparisons

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Below you’ll find an interesting comparison map, from our office, that documents what $50,000/year salary is in other locales.

I’ve read some interesting research documenting the cost of living comparisons in rural counties versus urban ones, and in this time of uncertainty and economic depression, rural living definitely has its benefits.  A hat tip to Gene McCoy of KNLV radio for the research on cost of living estimates.

Here you'll find what $50,000 in Ord translates to in other locales across America.

Here you'll find what $50,000 in Ord translates to in other locales across America.

In the near future, I’ll be documenting the savings my wife and I have enjoyed by making the move to Ord with a comparative salary to what we earned in Lincoln/Omaha.  Enjoy!

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Written by Caleb

January 7, 2009 at 10:23 pm

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  1. This map was actually completed about 4 years ago. It would be interesting to see how it compares to 2009 numbers.

    Nancy Glaubke

    January 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm

  2. […] today that looked at cost of living comparisons between different communities.  Awhile back, I blogged about what I was saving by moving to Ord.  I’ve found a great resource that gives us a hard and fast […]

  3. […] $2,250/month grosses $27,000/year – not a bad salary for a 20-something in Nebraska.  What we’re talking about, however, is cost of living quotients that are significantly higher than out here in Nebraska.  Using our handy-dandy cost of living calculator, living in Ord is 58% cheaper than in DC, with housing being 91% cheaper. Can you imagine how far $27,000 can go out here in Ord? […]


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