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Practical details of moving to the Bay Area

Boyfriend and I-- a non-engineer and an engineer-- moving to the Bay Area for a job offer. I don't know many people out there, so trying to get a realistic picture. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Dec 16, 2016 - 29 answers

Should we move to Portland (OR) or the Twin Cities?

Mid-twenties, starting "professional" careers. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on May 23, 2016 - 22 answers

Where to go while the going is good?

My wife and I are age ~30, working and living in Cola, SC. We are considering moving somewhere else in the continental US. Where should we go and what should our plans be? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Jun 18, 2015 - 23 answers

Places to live alone on low income

I'm bored (and miserable) where I'm currently living and interested in moving on again, but don't want to fall into the same trap of barely surviving from one paycheck to the next, if even that. Looking for personal recommendations on where a single person might afford to live alone at minimum wage without subsisting on ramen and hot dogs. Is it even possible? [more inside]
posted by myShanon on Oct 24, 2014 - 38 answers

Too much, yet never enough: residual anxiety over spending

There was a time in my childhood when my family was poor. Our situation improved as I grew up. But I must've somehow picked up this anxiety about things such as food and clothing. It doesn't exactly interfere with my life, but it can be a waste of mental energy and makes things a bit less enjoyable. Do you have any suggestions for me? [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on May 15, 2014 - 18 answers

Vive la France! yes!! Vivre en France? well.... maybe California instead

Looking for advice on cost of living in France (South of Paris, Nice or Toulouse area). Partner and I would be making €120 to €140,000 combined household, before taxes. Another option is California where we could make way more money (at least $200-$220k combined, and less taxes). What is the cost of living in California (Irvine or San Diego) as a comparison? Is it expensive to have kids in the US? [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg on Jan 13, 2014 - 21 answers

Snowflake seeking snow-free home

I want to move someplace in the US where I can find a good enough job to pay the rent, have a good social life, and avoid all of the weather that New England has. This is pretty much all I have to go on, so I need some help figuring out how to proceed from here. [more inside]
posted by cheerwine on Dec 29, 2013 - 47 answers

How expensive is Tokyo, REALLY?

What's a reasonable cost of living wage increase when being transferred from Toronto to Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Dec 14, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I ask for a raise in this tricky situation?

How do I negotiate a raise given an increased cost of living, lower-than-median pay, but also a list of great accomplishments and accolades? Do I present it all, just parts of the situation, or something else? I know that traditionally you just make a case for your value to the company and leave it at that, but I feel more is at play here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Cost of living in Leicester, UK?

I'm a US Federal Employee considering a position I've been offered at a University in Leicester. The salary I've been offered seems reasonable to me (~£42k per annum, I now make about $80k but it's more than we need to live on), but I'd like to hear from people who live in the UK what this really means. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Job prospects for a software developer in Halifax, Nova Scotia

We currently live in Alberta and are planning to move to Halifax in about a year and a half (summer 2014). Right now I am a junior developer/system analyst doing Oracle/PL/SQL and Java at a large insurance company making $52,000. I am really afraid that I am going to have a hard time finding a job in Halifax, and that my salary will be very significantly lower. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Apr 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Can a single person live on a bit more than $50,000 a year in Edmonton, Alberta?

Is it possible to live in Edmonton, Alberta as a single person on a a salary in the low 50 thousands? I've been offered a position and would be moving from a medium sized city in the Eastern provinces, and no idea what to expect if I accept. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Cost of living in Groningen

A friend of mine in Asia is wondering about becoming an exchange student at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. She is wondering whether the cost of living as estimated by the University folks is correct. One link here. More specific questions below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Oct 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Toronto Art Director seeks job in NYC: What are the costs?

How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I figure out what the cost of living increase has been in my area over the past year?

How do I find out the cost of living increase in my region? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Dec 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Where to teach in the UK as a first year teacher?

What are your favorite places in England to live and work with a lower cost of living than London? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Nov 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Things really do cost more, don't they?

Looking for a certain Newsweek chart and other articles about the same topic (cost of living in the US). [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Sep 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Where can I live cheaply?

Cheap living + possibility of a job = where in the US? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on May 6, 2011 - 14 answers

How much does milk cost anyway?

Why has the cost of milk gone up so rapidly, proportionally speaking? Five weeks ago, I could find milk for $2 a gallon; yesterday, the cheapest I found was $2.49 a gallon at Costco, and that was only if you bought two gallons at once. Everywhere else it's been higher - I even saw a store selling whole milk at $3.99 a gallon! This is just milk. Nothing premium or otherwise meant to raise the price point about it. Other dairy products have gone up in cost, too, but not so drastically (that I've noticed). [more inside]
posted by VelveteenBabbitt on Apr 29, 2011 - 21 answers

What parts of the US have a lower cost of living than Long Island (and aren't terrible)?

I'm living on Long Island, New York, and it is ridiculously expensive here. I'd like to move to some other part of the country that shares its good qualities, but without the exorbitant cost of living. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by XerxesQados on Jun 29, 2010 - 23 answers

Move from Upstate NY to Austin, TX?

I have the potential for a job in Austin, TX. I live in upstate NY. I have never been to Texas (other than a layover in Houston) and never lived outside of NY state. How different is the cost of living? Is the culture clash going to be overwhelming? Am I crazy to even consider this?
posted by tommasz on Jun 21, 2010 - 39 answers

What is the cost of living for a Masters student in Amsterdam?

What is a realistic estimate of living expenses for a money conscious international Masters student in Amsterdam who wants to live on the cheap, but also be able to have a good time? [more inside]
posted by tumples on May 29, 2010 - 1 answer

Cost to pray by the Bay

How much does it cost to house and feed a (nun, monk, priest, etc) of various religious groups in the SF Bay area. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on May 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Financial impacts of moving to China

Asking for a friend: Financial considerations of moving to China and being paid in renminbi? (originally from Britain) [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Mar 31, 2010 - 3 answers

How do you research international relocation?

I'm an American who is thinking about moving abroad. Most likely to Mainland China, although Taiwan and Singapore are potential options. What's the best way to go about doing some research for a move overseas? [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Feb 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Istanbul cost of living

Cost of living in Istanbul? [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Dec 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Cost-of-living filter: DC (proper) vs. Oakland (or East Bay--not SF).

Cost-of-living filter: DC (proper) vs. Oakland, CA (or East Bay--not SF). I am interviewing for positions in both Washington, DC and the Bay Area, and would need to relocate to either place. I would like specific and first-hand accounts/information about how far my salary would go in either place. Moreover, my goal is not simply to determine which is cheaper (that would appear to be Oakland), but to ascertain HOW MUCH cheaper, and to better inform any potential salary negotiation or decision making. [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Sep 3, 2009 - 21 answers

How much do I need to make in Seattle?

What's a decent salary for a single person in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by wholebroad on Jun 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Moving soon...

What are you paying for rent in Asheville NC? [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Jun 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Cheapest place in the world to live?

What's the cheapest place in the world to live that is relatively safe? [more inside]
posted by skwt on Apr 23, 2009 - 27 answers

Cost benefits of city living

What are some things (items, services, etc) that are cheaper in major cities than in suburban areas? [more inside]
posted by JaredSeth on Jan 15, 2009 - 25 answers

Minimizing total cost of living

How can I determine the best places to live if I want to save as much money as possible? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Oct 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Cost of living in D.C.

I just received a job offer that would necessitate moving to DC. Is the offer sufficient? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2008 - 22 answers

A year ago, gas was 2.70/gallon

My salary increase is less than inflation. I'm making less than the previous year for two years in a row now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2008 - 22 answers

Reign the streets of London

How much has it cost you to stay alive in London? [more inside]
posted by Polychrome on Apr 3, 2008 - 23 answers

Moving from the Midwest to NYC. Help!

I'm trying to make a big decision about a big change in my life. If all goes well, I could be going from working at a giant corporation and living in the midwest to joining a small internet start-up in NYC. What questions should I be asking the start-up? And I know cost of living in NYC is high. I'm looking at tripling my rent--at least! How much do I need to earn to be comfortable, with money in my pocket and in savings?
posted by HeartAuntBee on Mar 16, 2008 - 20 answers

Cost of living in Portland vs. Seattle

Living on a modest income in Seattle vs. in Portland, OR -- your thoughts, opinions, experiences? [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Should she fuggedabout residence?

IsManhattanReallyThatExpensive? Filter: My girlfriend is going on exchange to Fordham Law School next fall. She is thinking of living in residence because of the convenience, but is somewhat stunned by the $6000 they want to charge her for 4 months (food not included). Is this reasonable? If it's not, where should she live? [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Mar 14, 2007 - 41 answers

What should a company pay me to move to Burbank, CA?

It's possible I'll be receiving a job offer in Burbank, CA. Help me figure out what a good offer would be that would take into account the much higher cost of living than where I live now. [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Jan 9, 2007 - 15 answers

Where to find: Avg. Home/Car prices and Avg. starting salaries, over time...

Economists/Statisticians: For which years was: ([Median New Home Price] + [Median New Car Price]) / (Average Starting Salary for a College Graduate) The best and worst setup for the person mentioned? [more inside]
posted by cadastral on Jan 4, 2007 - 18 answers

Average costs of utilities and entertainment in Los Angeles?

Is there an information source that gives average costs for utilities, rent, and other necessary expenses, broken down into categories, in specific cities or areas? [more inside]
posted by holyrood on Sep 6, 2006 - 9 answers

A golden op-port-unity?

Can I survive (or perhaps thrive?) on €950/month in Portugal? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 20, 2006 - 5 answers

Why is it more expensive to live in a city?

Why is it more expensive to live in a city? Is it simply supply and demand? Bonus points for relevant references and data.
posted by koenie on Apr 26, 2006 - 19 answers

What do utilities cost in Seattle?

What do utilities cost in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Hildago on Jun 6, 2004 - 7 answers

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