I always knew that living in the Midwest was cheap, but ever since I started lurking the Personal Finance blogosphere, I’ve realized just how good I have it.
On my post about frugal & healthy food items, several of you commented that you could never find the prices that I listed where YOU live.
So, this got me to thinking…just how good do I have it here in Kansas City?
So I wanna know: how do our expenses compare from coast to coast?
Here are some of my normal fixed expenses along with a few “fun” expenses thrown in for good measure:
- Rent for 2 bedroom/2 bath 1300 sq. foot apartment: $764/month
- Gym Membership: $130/year
- Unleaded Gas: $2.53/gallon
- 1 Tall Caramel Latte at Starbucks: $3.50
- Monthly Water & Sewage Bill: ~$30.00
- 1 Adult Movie Ticket (weekend price): $9.00
- 1 Adult Movie Ticket (weekday price): $5.00
**READERS: Please leave a comment with YOUR financial stats! Don’t forget to include the city/region that you live in! You don’t have to include prices for everything I listed – feel free to pick and choose.
I can’t wait to see how much each of you pay for different things! I can do a follow-up post with the most expensive and cheapest areas of the country (I’ll be sure to include any readers from other countries, I could never forget you 🙂 ).
UPDATE: Kansas City folks, feel free to chime in as well!
P.S. What is this called? I know there’s a name for the price fluctuations across the country…regional inflation?
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