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A Moving Experience: Italy versus US — the scorecard

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Eight months into my “return” to the US after 36 years in Europe, I can summarize the differences semi-mathematically. Much of life stateside is twice as expensive with half the quality. Some is half as expensive with twice the quality, maybe.

The situation was exactly the reverse in 1986. When I moved to Milan from the US, I was shell-shocked by the cost of living in…



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