Best City to Live in on 110k?

Feb 10 27 Comments

Miami has no state income tax, but it's probably the worst for my tech career and culture fit. NYC/SF/LA are super expensive. Chicago is cold and in the Midwest. Seattle rains.

I think if money wasn't of concern, NYC wins.
If dating wasn't a concern SF would win.

I'm young, single, remote software engineer and want to live it up. I'm thinking about buying a place. I also don't know anyone in any of these cities so I'll have to make friends.

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Intel Intelegacy
    Where is Austin?
    Feb 10 3
    • OP
      Austin is a small town to tier 1 cities
      Feb 10
    • New / Eng sparked
      LOL “Tier 1” cities...by what metric? By size you’re missing quite a few cities and if you’re talking about tech Austin and Boston beat out half your list...
      Feb 10
    • New DuQvV7x
      🙄

      Another one of these “Tier 1” people.

      In that case, go get a “Tier 1” salary.
      Feb 10
  • Apple aqsw
    You have failed to mention what is your priority in life

    Getting dates, saving to buy a house, work ur ass off and get a 300k TC ??
    Feb 10 3
    • OP
      I want it all
      Feb 10
    • Apple aqsw
      null exception error
      Feb 10
    • Apple CRNY
      WTF, you must fail in your high school econ. If such place does exist, it does won’t exist because people fill this city and earn 300k+ and housing will no longer be in the affordable range.
      Feb 10
  • Western Digital rhrR87
    There is no place for you. You have no much money, sound arrogant and want it all
    Feb 10 2
    • Glassdoor psz
      You have no much English :)
      Feb 11
    • Western Digital rhrR87
      WTF? You are worse
      Feb 20
  • Amazon VEoy51
    If you’re a stereotypical tech guy, don’t go to Miami, you will find no love from the people there.
    Feb 10 0
  • Amazon leblanc
    Seattle weather is better than many cities on your list, but 110K won’t cut it here.
    Feb 10 3
    • OP
      How much do you make
      Feb 10
    • Amazon / Project
      rpaf

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      rpafmore
      You can live in Seattle with 110k. You can love downtown in an older building without a car pretty easily.
      Feb 10
    • Yeah idk why anyone thinks Seattle on $110k is not doable. You could live comfortably off probably $70-80k
      Feb 10
  • Okta doomsday
    Memphis
    Feb 10 0
  • If you live in Miami, it is a killer to your career. Live in LA or NY. Great social life. When you are young, you can afford to live anywhere. This is the time to take risks. After 10 years in Miami, your position won't change much.
    Feb 10 2
    • OP
      The problem is my startup offered me stock and it doesn't make sense to quit.
      Feb 10
    • OP
      I still don't understand why Miami is so high up
      Feb 10
  • Sprint / Product
    ifTW74

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    Kansas City
    Feb 10 1
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Navi94
    Simple. Look for new job at NYC/SF/LA that pay 200K+ TC.
    Feb 10 1
    • OP
      I can't quit because of my Stock
      Feb 10
  • OP
    Why is Miami so high up?
    Feb 10 1
    • Netflix vUhw26
      Latinas dude!
      Feb 10
  • New b37
    Millions of NYers get by just fine on a lot less than 110. If you love New York, stay there.
    Feb 10 0