懶羊羊 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

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What Does a Million Dollars Buy?

People often think that having a million dollars would make all their dreams come true. There are TV game shows that give contestants the chance to become millionaires. Many people on these shows probably believe that with this money, they could do anything or go anywhere. In reality, ‘a million’ may not really be that much money. When asked the question “What would you do with a million dollars?” most people tend to give similar answers: “Quit my job,” “Buy my dream house,” or “Go traveling.” Twenty years ago, it was possible to realize these dreams. However, things are not so easy today.

In many developed countries, the cost of living is higher than ever. One of the main reasons for this is demand. Over the last twenty years, for example, housing prices in many of the world’s cities have soared. The main reason is that there are more people living in certain areas, but there is less housing available there for sale or rent. For example, in the U.S., luxury homes in the state of Arizona sold for about $800000 in 1995. These same homes now cost more than $1.5 million. Now, because more people live in the area, the cost of property has risen.

Apartments in many city centers are also more expensive now than in the past. In the recent past, people often moved from a city center to other city neighborhoods or the suburbs in order to escape overcrowding and noise. Today, people want to be closer to their workplace, and many are now moving back into the city center. As a result, living in or near this area costs more than ever. Apartments in London’s Mayfair district or in Manhattan in New York City often sell for over a million dollars. Many of these modern apartment complexes have indoor swimming pools or movie theaters that allow people to relax or exercise without leaving their building.

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    一百萬能買啥?

    人們常幻想若他們有一百萬的話就可使他們的夢想成真。一個電視遊戲節目讓他們的參賽者有機會可以變成百萬富翁 。許多參加過這個節目的人或許相信有這些公他們能做任何想做的事或去任何想去的地方。事實上一百萬元可能不如您想像的多。當問到"若你有一百萬元你會想做什麼?"這個問題,大部份的人會傾向回答相似的答案"我會辭職不幹了!"、"買一棟夢想中的房子。"或是"去旅行"。二十年前,以上的回答都可以輕易的被理解,但以現在來看的話,事情沒那麼容易啦。

    在許多開發中國家,生活開銷可以是空前之高。其中之一的主因是"需求"。以過去二十年來為例,房屋支出在大部份國家中暴漲。主要是因為大多數的人都住在某一特定地區,但是可供租售的房屋卻變少。例如,1995 年一棟在美國亞利桑那州的豪宅可以以八十萬美元買到。但現在可能要一百五十萬才買的到。因為現在有更多人住在這個地區所以造成房地產價格水漲船高。

    許多在城市市中心的公寓也比以前貴了許多。過去,許多住在市中心的人搬到市郊或其鄰近的城市去躲避噪音及過度擁擠的人潮。現在人們則是想住在離公司近一點的地方,所以現在許多人又重新搬回市中心了。照結果來看,住在市中心或附近的費用也是空前的高。在倫敦上流住宅區或紐約市曼哈頓的公寓通常賣價都會超過一百萬。這些現代化的公寓設施許多都配有室內游泳池或家庭劇院,可以讓住戶不用出門即可在家享受放鬆的生活或運動。

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