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Subject: Re: 10 Places to Retire on Social Security Alone Date: 9/8/2011 5:38 PM
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>> I wonder...more than half of these are college towns. Is there something about that that makes living cheap? <<

I was thinking "abundant supply of student labor willing to work for at or near minimum wage."


that too

i didn't read the thing (i hate 'articles' that are spread over 12 pages ..so i can look at 48 ads?),
but wasn't the tag-line, Places where average income is less that average SS?
....... wouldn't thousands of students making pretty much nothing (supported by parents) bring down the average income a great deal?



But college towns really don't tend to be cheap. Relative to the local median income they tend to be rather pricey. Of course, they also tend to have medical facilities, some amount of cultural events and a relatively recession-resistant economy, so there is something to it.


true and true.
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