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Old 09-27-2018, 12:15 PM   #10
Join Date: Jun 2005
Default Re: Conversation Rate of G$ To Real World Dollars

Originally Posted by AlexanderHowl View Post
If we want GURPS to reflect real world experiences, we have to adjust the prices to reflect the real world. In the USA in 2018, $600 a month is Status -2 for the majority of the population, as that is the barest level of subsistence for the majority of the population. That represents the type of living on minimum wage might be able to sustain (no car, sharing an apartment with four people, and eating beans and rice for most meals). My fiance and I barely qualify for Status 0, we live in a small apartment in a small Northern city and have two used cars, but we spend more money than most on higher quality food, so $3600 a month works for the two of us. In NYC or San Francisco, $3600 per month for one person would be Status-1.
Living in San Francisco, at least if you actually have an address and a job, almost certainly qualifies you for +1 to Status right there, and possibly +2. San Francisco isn't an average American city, let alone an average American community.
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