Is it worth moving from the middle of lots of opportunities but very high cost of living to lesser opportunities but less cost of living ?
Will it be possible to save money faster in OC and get a House as compared to Bay Area
I would like to know what you guys think about moving out of Bay Area to OC but still in California
About me: married and planning to grow family.
How much TC can I get with MS + 3 YOE in software development.
Please provide salary range in OC for software engineers.
Only Irvine looks expensive in OC though.
Note: I am not looking in LA county.
- New Atticus.FI moved to The Bay after living in OC for 1.5 years. IMO the increase in salary + future prospects outweighs the cost of living. Perhaps that is just for me as a single guy. I can imagine it could be different for somebody with a family.
- I’m in the OC and just accepted a position with Microsoft making $175k TC (non-software)
- Zillow Group NDwB78Currently work in the OC but am in my early 20s so probably not going through the same things you are. That being said the homes are cheaper here than the Bay Area and the schools are great. Commuting around can be a PITA but if you’re in the bay it’s doable. Jobs pay less than the bay unless you land in a bit tech company in which case it’ll be around 10-15% less I think