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    Wage and Cost of Living Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by ThorsSon View Post
    to the tune of slightly better than half of minimum wage.
    What is minimum wage in the states? When I was a teen, we were at $8/hr in BC, but now...I think it's up to $10/hr. Up here in YK, it's....gosh, I don't even know. I get paid $18/hr to work retail, so it must be high. But everything is crazy expensive in the north.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    What is minimum wage in the states? When I was a teen, we were at $8/hr in BC, but now...I think it's up to $10/hr. Up here in YK, it's....gosh, I don't even know. I get paid $18/hr to work retail, so it must be high. But everything is crazy expensive in the north.
    Depends on the state at the moment still. Florida's is 7.79 and servers (at least for me) is 4.91
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    Federal min that states must equal or exceed is 7.25 I think. Different states go over. Servers are for some psychotic reason much lower.
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    Re: Confessions

    Servers are lower based upon the assumption of tips is what i've always heard. I suppose that is why so many places figure the tip into the cost today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    What is minimum wage in the states? When I was a teen, we were at $8/hr in BC, but now...I think it's up to $10/hr. Up here in YK, it's....gosh, I don't even know. I get paid $18/hr to work retail, so it must be high. But everything is crazy expensive in the north.
    $7.25 in Kansas. I worked with lead every day in a dirty warehouse for $11 to start.

    I worked outside, at night, walking door to door from November-February in Chicago for 6 hours a night and only got $8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorin View Post
    Depends on the state at the moment still. Florida's is 7.79 and servers (at least for me) is 4.91
    But your price of food and gas is cheaper, so it makes up for it? I pay...$5.25/gallon for my fuel here.
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    Again, price variez with location. I've never paid near that for gas but there are pricier states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    But your price of food and gas is cheaper, so it makes up for it? I pay...$5.25/gallon for my fuel here.
    Gas were I am (and I bet its higher than KS, since we have crazy high taxes) is about $3.10-$3.15 at the moment.

    I'm amazed how much prices can vary from place to place. In CA a house like mine ranges from $200K-$300K. We paid $140K. It's a BIG difference. In WI money goes a lot further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowanwood View Post
    Gas were I am (and I bet its higher than KS, since we have crazy high taxes) is about $3.10-$3.15 at the moment.

    I'm amazed how much prices can vary from place to place. In CA a house like mine ranges from $200K-$300K. We paid $140K. It's a BIG difference. In WI money goes a lot further.
    Same here. My house in Smithers was worth $200k, but the same house and property in Vancouver would have been worth 700k, and the house I live in now in the north is $700k, but would only be worth $100-200k down south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    But your price of food and gas is cheaper, so it makes up for it? I pay...$5.25/gallon for my fuel here.
    Gas here is 3.10-3.25, depending where you are. Food is okay, particularly since we are one of the major ports in the US. Housing here starts around 150K for a crappy house in a bad neighborhood...sometimes you can get a deal though. Back home, where I'm from, these houses going for 150-250K would barely break 100.
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