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Recently relocated to a new city (MCOL) from HCOL, got a big salary bump, was thinking about saving money and got a really cheap studio. But I hate the place so far for 1) I can hear noise for everything 2) The place is too small 3) emotional depressed for living in such a small place. Should I pay 1.5X rent to get out here and get a nice place?

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Yes you absolutely should. Don’t torture yourself. Life is too short.

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Yes. Mental health is important and I’ve found that living space makes a big difference

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Mortgages in MCOL and LCOL are often much cheaper than a nice apartment. You have to deal with maintenance and a commute, but you build equity and have a comfy space to make your own with separation from noisy people.

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You in Chicago? I’m from PEP too!

Yes, move and pay more to be happy.

Yes, I’m affected by my environment and it changes my viewpoint, the way I carry myself, and therefore how people perceive me. Don’t go into debt cause that will also mess with you, but by all means, make sure your needs are met.

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