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Question: How much money do you need to make a year to live comfortably? (in US dollars)
<20k - 2 (4.1%)
20-30k - 3 (6.1%)
30-50k - 9 (18.4%)
50-75k - 9 (18.4%)
75-100k - 5 (10.2%)
>100k - 21 (42.9%)
Total Voters: 47

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« on: May 26, 2008, 10:22:01 AM »

the answer will vary from person to person depending on thier lifestyle, where they live, and what each person deems is "comfortable living".

How much money do you need to earn to live comfortably?
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 01:19:32 PM »

I wouldn't mind living on 30k-50k a year, it would be comfortable. Sure 100k would be nice, but I know that's never going to happen.

But really, I would eventually end up wanting more.

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 02:13:21 PM »

family of 3 >100k
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 03:16:54 PM »

living comfortably to me is having enough money to be above scraping the plate for food, and then some. basically being able to cover all you need for your neccessites, and even occasionally being able to spend money on going out/having fun.  for a single person, like this question is being asked it seems, i'd say 30-50k.

if you have a family i think 80k would provide for a pretty comfortable living.

you don't need anything extravagant to live comfortably



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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 03:17:50 PM »

it really all depends on where you live and the average COL
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 03:20:43 PM »

yeah living on 80k in California would be like living in Virginia on 20K Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008, 03:55:34 PM »

living on Long Island with a family of 5 is >100k easy. its really interesting how much the cost of living through out the country differs. i've looked at houses down in SC and you can get a mansion for 400k, on LI thats a pretty small house.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 07:57:32 PM »

There are too many variables to give a one size fits all answer, but "twice as much as current income" would get most of us in the ball park.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 07:58:38 PM »

There are too many variables to give a one size fits all answer, but "twice as much as current income" would get most of us in the ball park.

great answer .. i could do w/twice my household income ..
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008, 02:35:40 AM »

$1,000,000.43! to be exact!
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2008, 04:51:29 AM »

$1,000,000.43! to be exact!

For some reason that reminded me of an answer Fake Steve Ballmer would give. I think it was the exclamation marks. Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2008, 01:24:57 PM »

$1,000,000.43! to be exact!

For some reason that reminded me of an answer Fake Steve Ballmer would give. I think it was the exclamation marks. Tongue

HAHAHA yea I guess so!
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2008, 01:32:30 PM »

yeah living on 80k in California would be like living in Virginia on 20K Tongue

Depends on where in Virgina - up in Northern VA its almost as expensive as Southern CA. That said, > $100,000 for high cost of living areas.
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2008, 04:14:00 PM »

3 shiny new donkeys and a truckload of fresh corn a year should do me proper. Virgins for trade are in short supply these days.
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2008, 03:22:34 PM »

i'm happy with my 40g a year
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2008, 03:34:42 PM »

living in the SF Bay Area - it's gonna at least 100g to make it "comfortable"
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2008, 03:38:01 PM »

if your single 45 and up is good

if a family kid and a couple i stilll think at least 85 is good

anything below 35....well times are changing and thats not gonna old up for to long
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2008, 03:43:11 PM »

I'd need only about $35K a year for family of 4.  Even though I make 3 times that much, we live way below our means.
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