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What kind of neighborhood do you live in economic-wise

This is a discussion on What kind of neighborhood do you live in economic-wise within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Derrin33 Maybe I'm lower than I thought. I make $30,000 a year. I live in a $65,000 home. My wife only works ...

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  • Middle upper class

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  • Lower upper class

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  • Upper middle class

    21 19.09%
  • Middle middle class

    42 38.18%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrin33 View Post
    Maybe I'm lower than I thought. I make $30,000 a year. I live in a $65,000 home. My wife only works part time because she is in college. I'm 25 and don't really have crap. I'm poor and it sucks, I'm working my outta that hopefully.
    Poor is relative to the location and economy my friend. I'm poor by Northern Virginia standards, but 30 miles west and I'm filthy rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    What do you consider the thresholds to be for the different classes?
    I wish I knew what book I read it in- it was one my Mom was reading (she's a teacher), but I always thought I was "rich" until I read it. There were a few different criteria, but the one that hit me was the reference to food. It said lower class people discriminate between quantities of food- the more the better. Middle class people are concerned with quality of food- they eat at the finest restaurants in town. The upper class, however, know the best restaurants in Paris, Rome, Tokyo . . . and frequent them regularly.

    So, from that I would say the middle class own homes from roughly 250k-5M.

    But, one thing I learned from doing mission work in Mexico is that being "rich" has nothing to do with how much money you have. I met countless families in pallet and cardboard houses with a dirt floor that had much more joy in their lives than some of the suburbanites here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Poor is relative to the location and economy my friend. I'm poor by Northern Virginia standards, but 30 miles west and I'm filthy rich.
    I voted lower-middle class. We live in an older neighborhood, most homes built in the early 1960's. Some of the homes qualify as middle-middle, but probably now a few more as lower-middle. It's hard to pick just where to put the classification.

    Packinnova, you're right about location and economy. My brother living in the Boise, Idaho area was sent by his company to the L.A. area of California for a few years. He paid a lot more for housing while he was there. Luckily, he received a housing allowance. His home in Boise was nicer and larger, but would sell for MUCH less than price of his place there.
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