thats a cheap electrician. Usually its 200 to even have them come out
The cost of living is low here. You can get a 2 bedroom move in ready home for 90k if you are patient. You can get three beds for that if you get lucky in a buyer's market. But an average modern home in good condition more often cost twice that much.I think he lives in a rather economically depressed area, as in they might be needing work instead of choosing work.
I remember hearing stories of freestanding houses for like 80k.