Guys, give me some advices how to rent a private studio here
I am tired of living with strangers. Please, help!!!! How to rent studio here, not so expensive? Or maybe just to get morgage???? I am tired of this terrible housing, please, please, give me advices or I will drive myself crazy.
Guys, give me some advices how to rent a private studio here
- Why do you need 90k if your expenses are low and COL is low?
At the end what matters is quality of life and savings.}}}} I AGREE 100% That's what keeps me here. My salary and low spends for a room. But quality of live is trash, being honest
I am trying to save as much I can. But at the end I realize that I am falling to the depression. 😢
- So you pay $800 for a room, and your miserable. So you pay $10k to be miserable with people.
Have you even looked at the prices for studios in SF? They're 3-4k+/mo. There's 36k if you buy the low end.
I'm not trying to make you depressed I'm telling you the situation you're actually in. Don't be persuaded by an inflated salary when you have to spend it to even get it.
If you move further out your rent goes down but you commute increase, you may be fine spending hours in traffic, or live in a worse off area (not that it's good to begin with, just worse than another option). It's a balance of cost and time spent in the car. Very valuable time you could be doing other things rather you want to do than extra hours in the office because you don't want to sit in traffic.
Your happiness should be number one priority because it's the last on everyone else's list (exceptions are people who you're friends with, but you'll always interact with more strangers than true friends)May 113
- Consider moving to Texas or North Carolina. They have decent cost of living and have a lot mor opportunities in the data field without the same level of competition. Raleigh, Dallas, Austin are good places to consider. All the very best mate!
- I think there is a stigma that the south hates anything that doesn't match their skin. Despite "southern hospitality" being a thing... In the big cities you shouldn't have that be an issue, especially in Austin, still plenty of traffic around Austin so at least visit and get a feel for the area.
Don't let your blue friends fearmonger.
- I bet San Diego isn’t less affordable than South Bay, and salaries are lower.
Seattle has the highest salary over housing ratio in US.>>>>> Hmmm. New is right, I think.
But that rain....is gonna be tough also, I think.
And I don't think that I can get a good offer from Seattle company. I might try, and let's see what will happen.
- Just pivot your view from being alone to just how good of an opportunity you are at right now. You are in America, making 90k, debating on where to live in the most expensive state with skills people are willing to pay you for.
That's pretty good imo, it's all your outlook but from my understanding you have a hell of an opportunity so don't soil it with thoughts about rain, embrace that you have weather and shelter that protects you and makes it your home.
Home can be anywhere but it just requires you to _make it_ home. And that is different from everyone. Good luck, I'd only consider wasting money on therapy (plenty of people will listen to you for free) unless you think you're actually depressed instead of just homesick. Bring your home to you, culture, objects, paintings, games, whatever. The only one preventing you from being happy is you, so get out of your own way and find the things that make you truly happy and embrace yourself with them.May 113
- New / Enggoing2gOP move to the Dallas area. I know a QA there making 60k. No state income tax and you can get your own 1 bedroom apartment for $1k/month.
The people there are really nice, your friends who are trying to scare you probably haven't even visited. I'm guessing you're an immigrant, and there are huge immigrant communities there.
- There are some tiny private studios in people's backyard, sometimes they build adu's. You can look into those? Tiny af though, but you get your private space. Will need to share laundry
- Texas has low rent, low state taxes, large well established immigrant diaspora and growing opportunities. I have several friends who moved from California to secondary cities to escape the housing crunch.
- GTFO from SFBA. CoL is slowly killing you while you are ranting on Blind.
- And that commute, that's kill me. To get from Cupertino to San Jose, take me almost 2 hours both ways every day.
OMG, there is no light at the end of the tunnel, looks like🤦♀️
- The light is to accept your skills aren't as valuable as you may think in the Bay area. Everything is relative, you could be a millionaire in India with that salary but you don't want to live in India. Move out of the Bay area and move somewhere you like, with people around you enjoy, and a job which pays you enough so you're not a wage slave.
- Right...but the main problem, I don't know where to move. I almost didn't visit any states. Since I immigrated, I was working for 3,5 years, without vacation. That's probably a reason of my depression.
About value is also correct.
I am trying to boost my value with online courses on weekends, but it is sooo slow, so even makes me more depressed and seems for me that I will never get it done. 🙄
- Self learning is a skill in itself that is valuable. Any progress to advance yourself should be seen as a net positive instead of dwelling on the negative of time it takes to do so. Eventually over time you'll know what segments you need to understand and how to grok information. These are skills that are valuable in any field because if you can do it in one you can certainly understand other fields much better.
- Have you considered becoming homeless and claiming welfare benefits? It can bump your TC.
- Check Gilroy. Maybe you could take Caltrain close to where you need to be?
- You can get a one bedroom apartment in the east bay for < (90k / 12) * 0.3 = 2,250.
You’ll have to commute a bit, but you’ll have your private space.
- LinkedIn / OtherZerotoIPOYou can live in a guest house or detached bedroom. They have private bath, private entrance, but shared kitchen. They go for 1300 or so in bay are.