Sunday, October 31, 2010

Forbes Magazine Says Rochester Is 4th Most Affordable City

  
Forbes compared  housing costs to incomes and looked at the cost of everyday living, with things like groceries, health care, and transportation.

SCATS ~~ Too bad they neglected to look at taxes!!!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who pays taxes in Rochester? Most of the properties are not for profit or under the advantages of COMIDA or another tax incentive. Only the regular residential property owners and landlords are paying taxes and in the city the amount they pay is far less than a comparable property even in Greece.

Anonymous said...

We did a long driving trip this late summer through many of the Midwestern and western states. Nowhere was the gas as high as it was right here in Rochester! Many places the gasoline was 50 to 60 cents per gallon less. It can't be all taxes, because other places in NYS were less. Obviously our depressed house values (but not the obscenely high tax rates on them) carry a lot of weight. We did also see evidence of lower food prices here. Elsewhere some fresh foods are very high. Thank you Wegmans and Tops!
We have sem a lot of friends move away in search of a lower cost of living. They find housing is very high elsewhere, and also some costs we don't have like water fees that challenge our winter heating costs! Before you move away in search of low cost living, look at the total cost!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of moving but then what would I bitch about?

Anonymous said...

They got their data from the GSD finance committee.

SCATS said...

To 10:02AM ~~ WHAT Finance Committee? Now we have some sort of Budget Committee.