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Just moved here after taking what I thought was a decent raise to come - oh my god how do you afford to live here? I’m from downtown Chicago and that’s not cheap - but these taxes, rent prices, car insurance, gas 🤯🤯🤯

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From chicago too. I reconcile it with the absolutely amazing weather and the diversity of nature (ocean, mountains, deserts, etc.)

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Oh yeah absolutely wonderful things here that sell the place - but how does any single mid-late 20s person who isn’t making tech type $ afford life and grow wealth? I even got a roommate which I’ve never had before, and I’m still cringing every time I log in to Mint! I had been hoping to save more with the raise, I’ll be just barely on par percentage wise with what I was banking away in Chicago 😐😐😐

Yeah I’m paying $3,200/rent. It’s pretty awesome. 😑

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Yeah I’m at 50% my income after taxes. But I WFH, never go anywhere, never do anything so 🤷‍♂️…I also save about $1,200/month too. And spend the other $2K on whiskey to drown my loneliness. #MentalHealth

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Need 60k to get by, 80k to feel comfortable, and 100k to save meaningfully (avg spender). Arguably 150k to afford a townhouse or condo after saving several years and 250k to afford a house in a decent location. Welcome and good luck!

Not wrong, I'm at 200k HHI and we are now trying to find a nice house for our family of 5 and sell our townhome. Now looking at 1.25M for a home =(

Welcome, the nice part is when you travel everywhere else seems cheap =)

I just got married to someone from LA. I've never lived in CA and the cost of living/housing/taxes is all quite daunting, especially being in the public sector.

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