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Detroit313
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 6:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, The city of Detroit has jumped 21 spots, (one of the most significant increases on the list) from 122 to 101 of most expensive cities in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L ist_of_most_expensive_cities

If it's on the internet, it has to be true! :-)

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Baltgar
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 6:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Read it again...Detroit is still 122. Whatever that means.
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401don
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 6:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pretty meaningless report as it's only geared to expatriates and ignores taxation, healthcare and education - 3 of the most important cost-of-living factors to native residents.
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Detroit313
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 6:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Baltgar-

read it too fast-

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L_b_patterson
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 10:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

401don, that's why you go and read Mercer's Taxation report.
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Danny
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 9:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit cannot be the world's most expansive city. Detroit is mostly low-income city filled with low income folks and lack of employment. That list is NON-SEQUITUR. It should be taken off the list. There are more cheap affordable housing than expansive housing and it's going to take a long time for Detroit to achieve its rich lifestyle.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 10:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is just another pissing contest. The cost of transportation in Detroit easily trumps most any city on that list...
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Evelyn
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not that I'm inclined to believe in top-whatever lists that circle the Internet...
but while Detroit ain't Tokyo, it still has high property taxes, city income tax, and high car insurance rates. The cost of a private or charter school, for people with kids, can also be thrown in there.
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Jt1
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 12:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Let's put it in perspective people:

The same group has a ranking of highest quality of life and Detroit is 64 worldwide. I love Detroit and all but anyone that believes that Detroit's quality of life is 64th best in the world should contact me about buying a bridge.
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Jt1
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 12:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looking at the list of cities by health and sanitation Detroit ranks above the following US cities:

Miami
Chicago
NYC
LA
Atlanta
Houston


It appears that I have a lot of bridges to sell.
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Evelyn
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 1:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You know, I could really use a bridge!
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 1:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Looking at the list of cities by health and sanitation Detroit ranks above the following US cities:



Well, I can buy Miami and Atlanta. Miami isn't really that pretty outside of the tourist traps...
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Detroitrise
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Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 9:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well one thing Detroit does have going for it is a world class health system (especially if Windsor uses ours).
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Hudkina
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Posted on Saturday, January 05, 2008 - 8:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

These are probably numbers for metropolitan areas. The metro area as a whole has a relatively good standard of living. The biggest difference is that our segregation highlights either extreme more-so than in many other cities. For every extremely impoverished neighborhood in inner-city Detroit there is an extremely well-off neighborhood in the suburbs.

Besides, Detroit isn't the only city in the world where crime and poverty are higher than normal.

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