For those of us who live in the seattle area of the US, it can be a shock to see our city’s cost of living grow. Even if you’re not in the area, it’s worth doing a little research on what it would cost to live in your city. You’ll likely find that the cost of living in the area is lower than elsewhere in the USA.
When I lived in Seattle, there was a lot of talk about how the cost of living was higher than in Seattle itself, but I don’t really know anyone who lived in Seattle and didn’t know that. I was just in my first year of college, so I can’t really say. In general, though, Seattle is a very expensive place to live. It costs a lot more to live than most places in the USA. That probably sounds really silly, but it’s true.
Here is a general rule of thumb: If you are from a place with a lot of expensive stuff, it is going to be a lot more expensive to live there than it is to live in the country as a whole. So if you are from a place with a lot of expensive stuff, you will probably be happier, and generally healthier, in a place with a lot of expensive stuff than a place with a lot of cheap stuff.
That said, it’s possible that the cost of living in chicago is a lot higher than the cost of living in seattle. I think it is. I’m not sure, but I bet it is.
That said, if you are rich, you probably won’t be as happy in a place with a lot of expensive stuff than in a place with a lot of cheap stuff. But if you are poor, you probably will be happier in a place with a lot of cheap stuff than in a place with a lot of expensive stuff.
There may be a correlation between having a lot of expensive stuff versus a lot of cheap stuff and the cost of living. I think there is, but I only have experience living in a place with a lot of expensive stuff.
The reason I’m saying this is because it’s not just about wealth. It’s about the different types of stuff and how they impact the happiness of individuals. If I had $2,000, I’d probably be very happy in most places, but I’d be very unhappy in a place with lots of expensive stuff.
I think the same thing goes for housing. Some places have the best houses. Some have the worst. It might be that the people who have the best housing are people who can afford it because they have good jobs.
I think what I’m saying is that the people who make more money are the people who are less unhappy. I think a lot of people (perhaps even most) who are working hard to get rich are the people who are less happy too.
If you want to be happy, you should be able to afford a house where you live with your family. No one should be able to buy a house for $30,000 a month and have a lot of people who are unhappy, and so less happy, with their housing.