Friday, June 24, 2005

Capitalist dream

MSN Money - Forbes: What the good life costs
More urban requires more income
Our totals ranged from about $215,000 (for Portland, Maine) to a whopping half-million dollars (for, not surprisingly, New York City). And that's the net after local, state and federal taxes, and includes very little savings. Less-urban upper New England tended to be the least expensive place to live well, while medium-sized cities such as Baltimore and Philadelphia ranked in the middle, and the big metropolises and surrounding areas, such as New York, Boston and Greenwich, Conn., were tops when it came to costs.