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Have a new offer to join a firm in DC with $107k salary. Firm will be remote until end of year. I could move to DC and pay rent or stay home with parents for the 4 months. How much do you think I could realistically save by living at home? Thanks!

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Stay at home and save money. It will go a long way even thought it is a couple of thousand bucks.

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8-10k is my guess. Rent, utility, etc etc

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This is for 4 months right?

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Sheesh. For 107k in DC, they better not expect you to break your back at work

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Then again I wouldn't say I was breaking my back at work 🤣

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Also going through the same thought process rn but for NYC. Alternative, I'm considering moving to a third, lower cost city for the time being until we're actually back in office. My thinking, though we have a back to office plan in September, I doubt the COVID situation will get much better until next April.

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Any idea which city would make sense to make the move to? Why is home not an option?

Your salary is fine but I would highly consider renting in VA (not Arlington) maybe Falls church, Alexandria with available public transit route to DC. DC/Arlington is just too overhyped with high crime rate for that premium cost of living in my opinion.

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Check along the silver/orange metro lines and see how long you are willing to commute. The further out the cheaper generally

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