How is $130k TC in Irvine,California ?

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Aug 24 11 Comments


How is $130k TC in Irvine,CA. Is it a good salary for a family of two ?

I have MS and 3+ YOE

current TC: 115K


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  • Intel


    $130k will go a long way for a couple mid-20s young professionals. just fine. You wont be buying a house in a year but that is plenty to rent a nice place and have dinners out. But Irvine is not the sexiest place. I would definitely ask for a weekend to head down, check it out, stay a few nights, make sure you like the area before committing. Heavy commercial business suburb.
    Aug 24 1
    • Uber / Eng Hotwheelz
      Not sexy but super comfortable. Great place for a nice chill California life. Plus LA and SD are like an hour away.
      Aug 24
  • Snapchat jduegwozhf
    Are you the sole income provider? You won’t be living large in Irvine on 130k, but rent is mostly high because schools are so great. Go somewhere like Costa Mesa if you don’t have kids in school
    Aug 24 0
  • New YpYb45
    It's fine. You can buy townhome or even a house in South OC with that TC. Aliso Viejo is 10 min drive from Irvine. 3 bedroom houses go for $650K with 9/10 schools.
    Aug 24 1
    • Microsoft Alias267
      lol about Aliso Viejo being 10 mins from Irvine. Lol about 650k for 3br house - it could be true in 2009 probably
      Aug 24
  • Hortonworks


    It is ok, Not good, not bad.
    Aug 24 0
  • Uber / Eng BobbyB.
    Practically homeless
    Aug 24 0
  • Activision Blizzard / Project VEjO58
    Living in Irvine at 98k-125k is doable for me. Not in a house just a Irvine company apartment. You can get a 1 bedroom for 2,200$ or so. There are areas outside of Irvine that are not far where you can find better pricing.
    Aug 24 0
  • Cerner / Eng AMmO41
    OP are you in San Diego? Mitchell International??
    Aug 24 0
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    Where are you currently?
    Aug 24 0
  • Zillow Group / Eng iplaypoint
    what's the role and your salary breakdown
    Aug 24 0