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    Default Forbes says Miami most miserable city

    Another survey, and another dig at Miami. Forbes Magazine just named it the country's most miserable city, citing long commutes, high crime, and problems making ends meet. How do you feel? Do these things impact you, or are the gentle tropical breezes, turquoise water and palm trees enough to compensate for its weaknesses?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbade...erable-cities/

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    It would be hard to say Miami is more miserable than Buffalo or Detroit or Cleveland or anywhere where it's getting dark at 4:30 these days, and the sky is grey for months.

    Is it a hard place to live> Sure. But even on your worse day you can usually go to the beach.
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    "..but if you’re among the 75% of households with an annual income under $75,000, it can be a hard place..."

    Really? With all my research and budgeting and whatnot I kinda find this difficult to believe.

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    I was thinking about that article by Forbes as I was looking at people's faces when I was out in Coral Gables today, and yes people do tend to look miserable. Maybe that's just the way humans are right now. Is there any place where people tend to look happy?

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    I really like it here and I thank my lucky stars everyday for being able to live here! Of course, my needs are simple, and I relocated from a place that went for Newt Gingrich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveMiamiBlog View Post
    I was thinking about that article by Forbes as I was looking at people's faces when I was out in Coral Gables today, and yes people do tend to look miserable. Maybe that's just the way humans are right now. Is there any place where people tend to look happy?

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    Everybody looks happy at UM.

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    That's because they're rich kids living in paradise on their parents money (disclaimer: I went to and currently teach at UM. And LOVE it). What's not to be happy about?

    NickB, what did you mean by your research? You think more than 75% of households here make under $75,000 a year? or more? Don't let the leased BMWs and near-foreclosure houses fool you, people here have no more money than anywhere else.

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    Not the 75% of people make under 75K a year statistic, but that someone making 75K or slightly below (say 45-50K on the lowest end) would have a hard time living in Miami. Obviously the less you make the harder its going to be anywhere, especially in a big city, but I've only found rent and possibly nightlife to cost more in Miami than most other bigger-ish cities. Everything else seems pretty comparable. I could be wrong though.

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    Default Re: Forbes says Miami most miserable city

    The city in it's totality is a misery pit.
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    It's all about perspective. If you come from Haiti, Cuba or Venezuela, Miami is a land of opportunity.
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    Default Re: Forbes says Miami most miserable city

    Do the Haitians, Cubans and Venezuelans look happier than everybody else?

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    Not in the slightest Doug. And yeah, you can live fine here on under 75K. Wow. I guess if you want to own a house, have a decent car, uy new clothes every once in a while, sure. But to just kinda live? 50 is probably comfortable.

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    Default Re: Forbes says Miami most miserable city

    well thank god for that

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    Default Re: Forbes says Miami most miserable city

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackford Oakes View Post
    The city in it's totality is a misery pit.
    Blackford, that's such a miserable thing to say.

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