Military Families

Cost of Living.....really??
by Anonymous
June 23, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Have you ever been stationed in one of those places where the cost of living just just doesn't meet the local market? I am in one right now! It is so frustrating. I feel like we can't ever get ahead right now.


  • darbyakeep45
    June 24, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    Oh I see...interesting.  It was much higher in Hawaii back when we lived stinkin' expensive to live there!

    Quoting SusanD:

    Yep, but it's not much....less than 200.00

    Quoting darbyakeep45:

    I had no idea you get COLA in Boston...interesting.  We are Navy and got COLA when we lived in Hawaii, but I didn't realize you could get it on the mainland.  Interesting...

    Quoting SusanD:

    Yes because that is his duty station zip, but if he doesn't mind a commute then your actual cost of living goes down considerably. Either way you still get the 2500'ish BAH as well as COLA.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    I do live outside of Boston, but we get Boston rate. 

    Quoting SusanD:

    It's a lot cheaper if you move out of Boston, and there are plenty towns around Boston with a much lower cost for housing, etc. that's what I would suggest.

  • UCFknight
    June 24, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Hawaii was the same way. And it was a long wait list for housing as well. We just moved to MD though and were able to find a home $615 under our bah. good luck. we lost a lot of $$$ while living in hawaii waiting for a house to open up on base. beautiful place to be, but I am glad to be in a place where we can finally pocket something.

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