Has anyone sat down and worked out how much more you need to make in SF to have equal lifestyle/wealth as in Seattle?
Eg; after taxes have same ammount of cash & equivalent looking apartment/commute.
- New inmannDepends on TC. If say TC is 200K since rent would go up at least by 2-3K per month to maintain similar lifestyle as Seattle, my math suggests TC should be 300K to account for post tax income (at 10% higher tax due to state tax) and the increased cost of living, primarily in Housing. But if you are earning say 500K you may be able to get away with a smaller % increase. Again, all depends on you lifestyle choice of housing for most part.