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    HeavyHauler mentioned how Canada pays more for food but doesn't pay for healthcare. Let's do some comparison of basic items just for fun.

    Single, no kids and almost 22% of each paycheck is taken away for taxes. At the end of the year, I owe my state another 1%

    One bedroom apartment, 700 square feet, decent neighborhood, decent schools, $925 a month, plus utilities

    Hamburger (80/20, not the good stuff) is almost $5 a pound

    Electric .45 cents per kilowatt

    I don't consider gasoline as an indicator as they're manipulating the cost of gas

    My healthcare (such as it is) is paid for by my job so I can't add that in, except to say it costs my employer over $1,000 a month for me

    Minimum wage here is $7.25 an hour




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    I had to move back in to my moms house, I'm glad she kept my room the way I left it. Bitch rented out the play room though. Grrr
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      #3
      I live in California.
      Everything is fucking expensive.
      Over here we are all giddy because gasoline has dropped to $2.45 a gallon in some places.
      Oh happy day......
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        #4
        Gas is $1.40. I bought hamburger for $2.49 a pnd on sale last week. My rent is 575$ (I got lucky). I'm on my fellas health insurance and it costs 200$ a month or so (with a 2k deductible). Idk what percent I pay out in taxes. The burrito I'm getting ready to eat is going to cost me a million dollars because I want guacamole.
        What?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Jenn View Post
          Gas is $1.40. I bought hamburger for $2.49 a pnd on sale last week. My rent is 575$ (I got lucky). I'm on my fellas health insurance and it costs 200$ a month or so (with a 2k deductible). Idk what percent I pay out in taxes. The burrito I'm getting ready to eat is going to cost me a million dollars because I want guacamole.

          Thanks Jenn

          You must be at Chiptole -- home of the million dollar per tablespoon guacamole
          Tuesday is soylent green day

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            #6
            you would hate cali
            ~" If you suck ass long enough, pretty soon you start choking on shit."~

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              #7
              I loved sandog, best fishing there is. OB cafe had 100+ beers.

              Originally posted by Tactical Knightmare View Post
              you would hate cali
              "Virtute et armis"

              Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

              https://www.uso.org

              Islam is right about women

              sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

              #learn2code

              Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

              Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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                #8
                cost of living and the politics suck tho billy
                ~" If you suck ass long enough, pretty soon you start choking on shit."~

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Night View Post
                  HeavyHauler mentioned how Canada pays more for food but doesn't pay for healthcare. Let's do some comparison of basic items just for fun.

                  Single, no kids and almost 22% of each paycheck is taken away for taxes. At the end of the year, I owe my state another 1%
                  Maybe 10% taken away each paycheck but I have 5 dependent children, which isn't usual. I believe for normal people the income tax rate starts at 15% and maxes out at 29% for those making 6 figures or more.

                  Just checked, the highest is 33% for earnings over 200K.

                  One bedroom apartment, 700 square feet, decent neighborhood, decent schools, $925 a month, plus utilities
                  House 1800 square feet. Mortgage is about $600/month. Houses and land are cheap in this part of the world. On our other coast people spend a couple of million to buy a house to tear down.

                  Hamburger (80/20, not the good stuff) is almost $5 a pound
                  Hamburger has really gone up here like everywhere. On sale $4 a pound, usually $6-$7/pound

                  Electric .45 cents per kilowatt
                  Wow. 15 cents per kWh average. Depends on time of day/time of year. Actually ranges from 8 cents to 19 cents.

                  I don't consider gasoline as an indicator as they're manipulating the cost of gas
                  Yeah, ours has a lot of tax. It's about $3.50/gallon

                  My healthcare (such as it is) is paid for by my job so I can't add that in, except to say it costs my employer over $1,000 a month for me
                  Health care isn't free here, we just don't pay at the hospital. Our provincial sales tax pays for it. So every purchase we make (except for grocery staples) has 10% sales tax added which goes to health care. Buy a tent for $200 and $20 goes to health care. Buy a soda for a dollar and ten cents goes to health care.

                  Minimum wage here is $7.25 an hour
                  $10.60/hour

                  Bear in mind also that a Canadian dollar is only worth 70 cents American.



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                    #10
                    I was stationed there mid 80's

                    Best of times.

                    Even then it was expensive. Exspesially for a e-5 with 4 youngins

                    Ate a ton of fish and white tip dove.

                    Lived in navy slums

                    Originally posted by Tactical Knightmare View Post
                    cost of living and the politics suck tho billy
                    "Virtute et armis"

                    Girls play with dolls. Men play with dead animals

                    https://www.uso.org

                    Islam is right about women

                    sde: Because it was trolling and by damn God, that's what we fucking do here. Always have, always will

                    #learn2code

                    Epstein didn't kill himself & neither did Qassem Soleimani

                    Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower

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                      #11
                      Virginia living in the woods
                      I own my home, my mortgage is $800 a month. it is 2800 sq feet 2 ba 3 bd and a garage
                      I get $475 taken out of my check every month for friggin insurance. everytime I walk into the doctors office I pay $25 copay unless it is a specialist or the OB which apparently is considered a specialist then I pay $50
                      most prescriptions are $10
                      my car insurance Is $136 a month
                      a gallon of milk is $3.86
                      gas $1.40 ( I'm not complaining )
                      I eat out once a week it usually cost $12.00 for a taco carne asada and an un-sweet tea
                      an oil change cost $83.50
                      a pack of smokes cost $5.25 ( I don't smoke)
                      a venti Chai Tea Latte cost $4.85 (totally worth it)


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                        #12
                        Holy smokes!!! An oil change is $83.50?

                        I go to the dealer and it's only $36
                        Tuesday is soylent green day

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                          #13
                          I drive a fancy truck, and I take synthetic

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                            #14

                            UN-SWEET tea???!!!!!
                            I don't know.

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                              #15
                              Not as bad as decaf coffee.
                              What's the point in drinking it if it does not kick?
                              Last edited by Necio; 02-12-2016, 02:29 PM. Reason: birthday boy starting hitting the sauce early
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