Despite Montgomery Burns' unflattering reputation, the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant must pay at least fairly well. How else could Homer and Marge Simpson afford that four-bedroom house and two cars, plus still plenty of money for shopping excursions, vacations and Homer's flights of fancy? His tab at Moe's Tavern alone must run hundreds of dollars a month.
Curious to know how much it might cost to live like a Simpson, consumer website Fat Wallet looked at five real-world Springfields -- in Oregon, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Massachusetts -- to get an idea.
It turns out Springfield, Oregon, and Springfield, Massachusetts, would sink the Simpsons' budget, for Homer's commute along: They're so far from nuclear power plants that he'd end up spending $10,153 and $7,466, respectively, in gas each year, just to get to and from work. Where's that monorail when you need one?
(via Design Taxi)