When are we going to be labeled a HCOL city? Ridiculous negotiating pay and the cost of living being underestimated.

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Realistically never compared to actual HCOL cities.


Not when TN doesn't have an individual income tax. Also, when you look at a cost of living comparison (nerdwallet has a good one https://www.nerdwallet.com/cost-of-living-calculator) it really puts things into perspective


Negotiating pay difficult right now. What firm are you at these days?

Don’t want to dox myself and won’t be at the firm much longer haha sorry to be so vague.

I am a licensed real estate agent and I specialize in leasing/professionally managed apartments (over 200 properties) and honestly I have to agree. It’s the inflation that’s hurting the most. Prices skyrocketing but overall base salaries are not increasing. The median salary in Nashville is around the $60K mark and the median rent for a 1 bedroom place is around $1500 (both on the conservative side). That’s hardly enough to even qualify to live somewhere much less have money to save or use for

Yeah as someone who’s lived in Boston, SF, and Seattle before moving back home - Nashville is more expensive than it once was, but it’s not even close to HCOL

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