Comments on: The expense of sprawl http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/08/26/the-expense-of-sprawl/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:11:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: nose2066 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/08/26/the-expense-of-sprawl/comment-page-1/#comment-202 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:06:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=1505#comment-202 Why has this article selectively picked two costs instead of the total cost of living for comparison?

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By: nose2066 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/08/26/the-expense-of-sprawl/comment-page-1/#comment-201 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:04:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=1505#comment-201 The high cost of real estate in large cities probably increases the rents that the local businesses have to pay. The higher rents probably get reflected in higher prices for food, clothing, and services like gym memberships. Insurance costs might also be higher in a large city.

Why doesn’t this article look at the total cost of living in a large city versus a smaller city? Shouldn’t those statistics be available?

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By: GetToTheTruth http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/08/26/the-expense-of-sprawl/comment-page-1/#comment-200 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:10:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=1505#comment-200 New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC and a few other U.S. cities have extensive, very good railway and bus mass transit systems.

Millions of workers in these metropolitan areas use the transit systems everyday to get to and from work and for other travel as well.

This substantial lowers a resident’s cost of transportation in these metropolitan areas. In fact, many individuals in these cities find they can along just fine without the cost of owning and the cost of operating an automobile.

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By: majkmushrm http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2014/08/26/the-expense-of-sprawl/comment-page-1/#comment-199 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:24:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=1505#comment-199 This assessment is true if and only if you have to travel to a city to work. If your work is outside the city, living there does you no good.

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