Quality of life: Being paid market value in CA vs other states
I was always under the assumption that being paid market value in CA (mostly Bay Area) meant you had to take a quality of life decrease compared to somewhere like the midwest.
I recently talked to some friends at FAANG companies and they told me that their quality of life actually increased from where they moved. I also learned how much they make and it blew me away.
Can any engineers with families pitch in? Did your overall quality of life increase or are you having to budget more.
Home ownership is not a goal for us. We already have one and think it’s overrated.