Hello people of San Diego! Would love to hear how y’all are affording to live here comfortably. Please state your company, position, TC, YOE, and do you have a side hustle? I’ll start - I’m an advisor in Wealth Management with TC of $70k, 3 YOE and no side hustle. Among other things, rent just jumped from $2500 to $3700 for 2 bedroom and areas were looking at. I’d like to “make it” here but if it means switching career to make money I’d like to get an idea to make the right job change.

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Moved from the midwest recently and can only afford the inflated rent because i moved in a 1 bedroom with my partner

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I moved from Chicago! Surprisingly a pretty affordable city, especially when you compare to so cal

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Senior tech consultant at a big 4. $145k, 5 YOE. No side hustle. I’m very fortunate for my salary and job. Also worked hard and thought long and hard about a career that pays wells. I made $35k when I graduated college in 2017.

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Work in Accounting Consulting $97.5k, 6 YOE, no side hustle. Mortage is around $2k all included for a 1 bd. I barely making it somehow.

Thats not too bad. Could definitely be worse...especially for htis area.

Earning 65k 5 YOE with a roommate in WELL below market prices rental, currently looking for several ways to earn closer to 70-90k. Helps to have connections, for better or for worse

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