Housing

Best City to Live in on 110k?

7d

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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  • Intel Intelegacy
    Where is Austin?
    7d3
    • OP
      Austin is a small town to tier 1 cities
      7d
    • New / Engsparked
      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...
      6d
    • New DuQvV7x
      🙄

      Another one of these “Tier 1” people.

      In that case, go get a “Tier 1” salary.
      6d
  • 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 ??
    7d3
    • OP
      I want it all
      7d
    • Apple aqsw
      null exception error
      7d
    • 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.
      6d
  • Western Digital rhrR87
    There is no place for you. You have no much money, sound arrogant and want it all
    7d1
    • Glassdoor psz
      You have no much English :)
      5d
  • Amazon leblanc
    Seattle weather is better than many cities on your list, but 110K won’t cut it here.
    7d3
    • OP
      How much do you make
      7d
    • 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.
      7d
    • Yeah idk why anyone thinks Seattle on $110k is not doable. You could live comfortably off probably $70-80k
      6d
  • Amazon VEoy51
    If you’re a stereotypical tech guy, don’t go to Miami, you will find no love from the people there.
    6d0
  • Okta doomsday
    Memphis
    7d0
  • 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.
    6d2
    • OP
      The problem is my startup offered me stock and it doesn't make sense to quit.
      6d
    • OP
      I still don't understand why Miami is so high up
      6d
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Navi94
    Simple. Look for new job at NYC/SF/LA that pay 200K+ TC.
    6d1
  • OP
    Why is Miami so high up?
    7d1
  • Sprint / Product
    ifTW74

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    Kansas City
    6d0
  • New b37
    Millions of NYers get by just fine on a lot less than 110. If you love New York, stay there.
    6d0

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