Arlo1 wrote:LOL sorry I had to read the last page of this thread 3 times to find Taiwan..... Hmmm at least things are cheep there.
actually...new cars are about 2 1/2 times the price of north america and the avg home is $800 USD/sq ft (20 yr old apartment with no land).
we also pay more for bicycles and components (even if they are made here). my local bike shop asks me to shop online for them because prices + shipping are lower than their wholesale cost.
some things are cheaper (like machines, gas, food, electricity, water, tax) but the cost of living is definitely not as low as it was in the 60's.