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Considering moving from Chicago to Bay Area - Silicon Valley. Pros and cons from an desi perspective ?

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Pro: too many Desi people around you
Con: too many Desi people around you

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Pros - Better food, more desi folks in all walks of life. More professionals with global experiences/ Indian background (if you’ve dealt with Midwest clients etc you understand what I mean)
Cons - nothing desi specific, the usual, expensive AF etc

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Really ? I think the Indian food in Chicago is pretty crappy.

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You will smell curry .... even more 😂😂😂

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cost of living is the obvious one. everything cumulatively is expensive so do your total cost of living in detail. for e.g a job offer that pays you 280k in Bay area still makes you poorer than a 180k salary in chicago ( home, kids, taxes, gas, etc)

the flip side - lot of things to do cultural / immersive desi things. you won’t feel like you missed home.

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So I understand the taxes and rent- those should be the biggest drivers of cost right? I don’t have kids so that doesn’t bother me.

More desis around you and at work (if you are in tech).

Depending on where you live in Chicago and where you end up in SF Bay your commute may be a factor.

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