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At what salary did you feel financially comfortable living by yourself? Including your city would be extremely helpful.

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77K Virginia Found place in Alexandria (city) I don’t think 77k enough for dmv area as a single person who didn’t want roommates It’s still kinda tight I think I would need 100k to live comfortably

Honestly, $80K base in Chicago. I’m at 120 now but haven’t changed my spending habits too much, so I’ve noticed a ton of savings. Definitely helps when you stay disciplined and don’t decide to spend more as your comp grows. Being single helps lol but you get what I mean

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I have a kid (single dad) and mine was 96k Chicago .

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$115k base in Washington DC

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I make 150k and still live with 3 other ppl while paying 800/month

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DC area

165 nyc

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Honestly, 77k in Washington DC. I budgeted well, and lived outside the city but directly next to a subway line. $ is relative - the more I make, the more I spend.

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DC, about $100K in today’s dollars.

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$36k - first job out of school 24 years ago

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Agreed. EY has treated me very well and was the only company that was willing to give me a shot, so I am very grateful.

120k, Philadelphia.

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Im a snob when it comes to my living situation, thus the high number

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145k NJ 2020 but I already feel it’s quite not enough- 180k would have been ideal!

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55k out of college 10k years ago. Boston area. I feel proud I was able to do that on such a salary after seeing these responses. Wow!

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Hahaha oops! 10* you made me laugh today and I needed that!

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150K in the bay area. With a little less could also make it.

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140k Denver

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Well it depends on what financially comfortable means, I was of course able to live here on much less but with that salary I could pay my mortgage and do what I wanted while still saving. Bought a nice place in the city so it’s pretty pricey here in genera

65k in Houston. Wasn’t saving as much as I could’ve but certainly wasn’t hurting financially.

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$80k in DC proper is sustainable at the moment, but definitely feel that I could save more in the rent department :’)

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$8k, Syracuse, NY, 30 years ago. Was single parent too.

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I have many questions lol

Thanks everyone for the responses. Currently @ $112k in Houston but the thought of living alone (I.e., the expense) makes me want to vomit.

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Houston is relatively affordable. However, housing prices have definitely seen an increase (probably similar in every other market). I just prefer to spend less than or equal to 25% of my take home pay on housing.

65K Chicago

75 nyc 2022

$165k in Santa Monica

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