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Is there a standard for Tier 1 vs 2 city. I am assuming Los Angeles is Tier 1 , what about OC/Irvine and San Diego. Some websites say San Diego is Tier 3, is there an official standard.

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Tier 1,2,3 is a term made up by New Yorkers and Los Angeles to keep themselves “top tier”. Anybody who says LA is better than San Diego is out of their minds.

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Tier is based on COL, not how great the city is. Stop getting offend, Tier 3s.

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Fair haha.. check out St Petersburg, FL. In line with the short list of cities you listed above.

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For us LA is T2 and the cost of living is drastically different between NYC/SF and LA/Chicago. This is based on salary ranges for each city

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Good question...I wonder what Philadelphia is

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Philadelphia is like a larger version of Brooklyn and queens with a dabble of Manhattan. COL is similar to Chicago, so probably T2. Some hardos might put in T3 if they say only NYC is T1.

This isn’t validated, but I think just about every major city in California is a tier 1 city. Everywhere I’ve had Cali work (AKA the majority of my projects) has been tier 1 for me. LA is tier 1 (or was a few years ago when I had a big client there), and I’ve spent a little bit of time in SD and don’t remember having to charge less. I know this is virtually no help, but it’s something! Lol 😝

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there’s only 1 T1 city: NYC #sorrynotsorry

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🙄🙄🙄

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Who cares?

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Idk about cities but I do know all big 4 firms are tier 3 🙊

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