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Is $3,7 USD for 340 grams/11.9 oz of “creamy” Skippy-brand peanut butter expensive from an American's perspective? [closed]

Right now, in Sweden, a small-feeling 340 g (which is apparently 11.9 oz) jar of "Skippy creamy peanut butter" is, translated to current USD value, $3.7 USD. I think it has been around this ...
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Is $15 USD for a hotel/motel room really that “unthinkably low”?

I just watched a video where a guy tried to claim that the hotel or motel room he was going to meet somebody at and pay for costs "$15", in the USA. I assume he means "per night". While money is not ...
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How much should we have/save before having a child? Baby planning a couple years out [closed]

Edit: Additional helpful information. Location: USA: Oregon Lifestyle: Middle-class and content that way. I have biologist job, so I'll never be 'rich' and "millions" is certainly an exaggeration. ...
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Optimum Location for Working [closed]

In general, which state and/or city in the United States has the best combination of income tax rate, living expenses, and working wage? When people talk about optimal conditions, a state without ...
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live off of 100k saving for as long as possible

What is the best way to live off of a set amount e.g. $100k - $150k in savings with no income. Assuming you can relocate to anywhere in the US with low cost of living can you live off of this for 20+ ...
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Which of these countries makes most financial sense? [closed]

Below are a list of countries I am considering moving to (from within Europe). My preference was initially the Netherlands, but I have read that the bureaucratic side of things can make moving there ...
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Moving in together, separate finances

As lovebirding life-partners in a no common-law-marriage state, we are going to be moving in together after 5 years, with the apartment-dweller ($1000/mo rent) moving into the home-owner's house ($...
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How much money do you need to live in the US for half a year? [closed]

I want to live in the US especially in California more specifically Burbank as an internship but I have no idea how much money am I gonna need to spend because I live in Japan. So I hope I could get ...
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Cost of Living Adjustment [closed]

I am looking for an entry level Electrical Engineering Job and have 3 current offers. Assuming benefit packages are close to the same, which one is better when taking into account the cost of living ...
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Comparing cost of living between cities. Compare income or expenditures?

I've been looking at some cost of living calculators and there's something that makes me a bit skeptical about them. For example if city B is supposedly 100% more costly to live in than city A, the ...
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Is there a measure that uses both cost of living plus income?

I don't know much about economy and financial measures, but was looking at a website that compares cost of living in different countries, as I am considering relocating elsewhere, but then I realized ...