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jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Aug-23-2005 08:40

Everywhere I go on the net, any American I talk to is complaining about gasoline prices. This makes me smirk.

The life of the dutchies:

Gas price: 6,60 USD per gallon.

It costs 3000 USD approx to get your drivers license. This assumes that you pass in one go, which few people do. Most take 2-3 times. Which is about 1000 USD a pop extra.

A new volkswagen jetta, 4 door, stick (which is cheaper then automatic), no extra's not even automatic rolling windows, the simplest version costs new: 30.000 USD.
To insurance: 1000 USD per year
Road tax: 340 USD per year.

This next to having the highest taxes in the world.

We do not get much more benefits then you do, except if you are unemployed, sick or underpriviliged....in that case you are taken care off from cradle to grave. No one is denied income, health care, schooling what so ever.
What we do have extra is that university is almost free compared to the US. But getting in is not a money matter, but an intellingence matter and only meant for 10% of the country. For the others there are other types courses and community college etc.

As a middle income person, you are pretty much screwed here. Unless you enjoy legal pot, gay marriage, and legal prostitution.

Still......I don't want to live anywhere else. It's great here.


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gradbeth
gradbeth
Well-Connected

Sep-7-2005 05:23

its crazy here in Maryland. Gas stations across the street from each other are totally different. Anywhere from $3.29 to 3.69

Gena Long
Gena Long
Sleuth About Town

Sep-7-2005 07:25

I found at $2.89 while traveling this week-end, I guess that manager hasn't seen the news in a while. Problem is that it's 4 hours from my house, so it does me no good.

LilRach
LilRach
Well-Connected

Sep-7-2005 08:03

Yeah, i have started taking the Columbus City buses to school. Saves on gases, and as a college student, I have a free bus pass.

Lil

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