Not all those who wander are lost...
- Oct 8, 2011
- 40 lights off the Galactic Rim
In the United States, a city with 100,000 people or more is generally considered to be a 'big city'. A city with that many people has a fairly large economy, a lot of infrastructure, important regional industrial and commerical sectors, and so on. Granted, a city with 100,000 people is not really that big, but definitely larger than big towns.Simon said:Firstly, I'm not sure a population of 100,000 really qualifies as a "big" city.
nonoitall said:I live in a tiny town (~2,000 people) right now and don't like it. In the rare instances when a business actually wants to move in, the founding fathers poopoo it because it would hurt local business. (And then the local businesses go belly up anyway, so this is slowly turning into a ghost town.) Have been to NYC and think I'd probably enjoy living there, but cost of living is quite a bit higher there.
Like Simon said, there are many other big cities in the U.S. with a lower cost of living. Mega cities like Chicago, Huston, Philadelphia, Miami, San Francisco, etc. And average size big cities like Boston, Louisville, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Portland, Austin, and so on have even lower cost of living rates.