Austin TC: 100k

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Oct 24, 2018 12 Comments

How’s the tech community over there? Was wondering if it is worth staying in Texas and accepting this offer or should I move to Bay Area to find a better offer(if I do get one)

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  • AMD / Eng tbgu68
    A salary of 100k in Austin is like a salary of at least 130k in Bay Area. Rent in Austin is 1.2k for a 1 bed apartment in bay area you don’t even rent a bedroom in a shared house. Texas does not have state tax. Keep all this when comparing offers from both places.
    Oct 24, 2018 3
    • Facebook / Eng fbsux
      $100k Austin = $170k Bay Area.
      Oct 24, 2018
    • New / Eng
      RightBrain

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      No way.. ru kidding? I know cost of living is high. But 170k? Not at all. 130k in bay = 100k in austin.
      Oct 25, 2018
    • AMD / Eng tbgu68
      You need 30% to 40% more in Bay to save the same and have same lifestyle than in Austin. Remember that tax is progressive and rent in Austin is not under 1k anymore. This is considering a single person. I don’t know when you have family and kids.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Amazon virIenesjJ
    Austin is awesome and the living expenses are much lower. You can live really well off of that salary. If you leave Texas you’ll be slapped with a much higher tax burden.

    Plus the queso is much better in Texas
    Oct 24, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    qwerty🎉🐦

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    Simple if you’re young. Live in Bay Area until you’re like 25-27, then move to Austin with TC savings so you can buy a big house and settle down and don’t have to worry about being in a constant rat race in the shit hole known as Silicon Valley
    Oct 24, 2018 3
    • ViaSat localhost_
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      What do you mean by rat race :(
      Oct 24, 2018
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      qwerty🎉🐦

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      The vibe in Silicon Valley is toxic like in Blind. Everyone just cares about TC and they almost never talk about things outside of tech or their careers. I love tech but outside of work, I don’t want to see billboards of Bitbucket and stuff like that everywhere. Doesn’t feel normal to me.
      Oct 24, 2018
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      That is indeed sad...: (
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Pandora KQDS47
    Bay Area is not for everyone. If you want a simple living and lead a happy life then stay back in Austin. If you like buzzing environment move to Bay Area. But don’t try to live a substandard life by living far away from work to save money and commuting everyday. Commute here sucks. You will live in a match box sized house and yeah if you think you can make $150k and save a lot more than what you can save with a $100k on Austin. You are wrong.
    Oct 24, 2018 0
  • Igneous Systems / Eng 🍌 d
    Idk about that TC but Austin is amazing
    Oct 24, 2018 0
  • Snapchat SFBaeArea
    You can go to the Bay Area for a short time depending on your life circumstances. If you don’t have responsibilities (family, mortgage...etc), then you should try it for a year to satisfy your curiosity. But otherwise, I would highly advise against staying in the bay too long if ur used to ATX. Lifestyle-wise, you’re just going to be in a massive downgrade over in the bay.

    Think about it like this - you can live in far west or arboretum area like a king off of $100k TC. But out here you will be lucky if you can afford a shared bedroom off of 100k
    Oct 25, 2018 0