Loading up the truck and move on to Bev-- er, Oxnard.
January 15, 2011 10:58 AM Subscribe
I'm considering a move from middle America to the northern Los Angeles, CA region. What do I need to know?
posted by anonymous to work & money (28 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A few specifics...I'm coming from Springfield, IL and if I do this I'd be working in the Thousand Oaks, CA region. In looking at a map, I'd think I'd live north or west of Thousand Oaks to get further away from LA and the extreme housing costs, so perhaps Oxnard or thereabouts... A lot depends on housing and costs.
I'm looking at about a 60% increase in base salary, which according to online salary calculators should be about "break even" for quality of life and expenses.
Having a house is a must for me and my family. Apartments and the like would be too small.
If I take this job, my wife would also need to then find work in the Los Angeles area.
1) How's the housing market out there?
2) How's the job market out there?
3) Is 60% increase in pay too much, too little, just right?
4) What else do I need to know? Any extreme things that make this a "don't do"?