Bay TC 420k vs Dallas TC 260k

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Which side can lead a better savings and living life?

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  • New EOhh33
    420k. Always remember, absolute dollars have utility. If you aren’t living paycheck to paycheck at 420k how much do you have? $5,000 to do whatever you want with? $20,000? When thinking about utility of $ its not about whether midwesterners or “happy” after making more than $70k or drowning themselves in opioids. its about experiences: can you afford or not. 420k is a good move.
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    • Amazon BananaBro
      I’ve never been to Dallas, but I have been to San Francisco. It is worse than a shit hole. People are literally taking shits there out in the open. It would be better if it were a hole. So the poop wouldn’t be on the street. Fuck the Bay Area.
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    • Fast Enterprises skvkzis0
      Always amuses me when people act like anywhere besides SF is shit when SF is literally a dumpster fire of homeless people and crackheads and people trying to get their startup noticed. The only thing that it has is the jobs and weather which isn’t even SoCal weather, it’s just decent weather
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    • New EOhh33
      At these income ranges you are above the standard of living in both areas. It doesn’t matter if bay area costs are more than 40% higher or not, that applies to lower ~100k income and 5 figures. 10% marginal state income tax doesnt break the model. Its just more money, decent weather, proximity to the rest of california, and if you do save up to speculate on a house the demand here is will better offset housing market downturns than places that lack demand or scarcity.
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    • Autodesk TJenkins
      People who actually live in SF, especially those making this kind of money, can generally avoid the areas with the homeless people and shit on the streets. I know it’s a huge problem but it’s very easily avoidable.

      I’m leaving SF but not because of the usual reasons non-SF residents hate on it for.
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    • New EOhh33
      TJenkins, exactly! I can see how its a culture shock that the main tourist areas in the middle of the city are an ongoing apocalypse, but I never see that stuff and avoid those neighborhoods because I dont like them. I’m all for making fun of “super liberal policy disasters” but there is still an objective view that has more to with the ivory towers we can experience.
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  • Airbnb IqoQ27
    I got a serious question.
    How did you get $260k in Dallas?
    How many yoe do you have? This is serious!
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    • Facebook / Eng touker
      This. Is the right question.
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  • Bay area. You can lead good quality life, save well and potentially make more in future.
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    • New EOhh33
      Exactly, 420k isn’t a ceiling or outlier in bay area while 260k is both in Dallas
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  • Amazon CuriouMind
    With 260K, you can buy a house in Dallas peacefully. With 420k, you can’t in Bay Area!
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    • Amazon ready2rock
      Why not with 420k ?
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    • Google cottonball
      You can’t even buy a 500sqft studio with 420k
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    • Pinterest buttwhy?
      “Why not with 420k”. Made me laugh and then sad.
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    • Amazon / Eng hLMA52
      What they’re saying isn’t strictly true. Sure, you can’t pay the total in cash with $420k, but that’s not how most people buy a house. You could get a mortgage with 420k in the Bay Area no problem.
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    • eBay dtbnvz
      Most of my colleagues have bought houses in the bay area with less than 200k tc in the past 3 years. Yes, they had to severely cut in other areas but it's possible and their house has appreciated more than 20%. So stop with the disinformation.
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  • Salesforce ldaybkgfey
    Dallas Bay Area is a shithole
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    • Airbnb IqoQ27
      Being single sure works wonders 🤦‍♂️
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  • I’d say 420 unless you have loads of dependents who need to live near you. Dependents multiply the impact of cost-of-living
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  • AVL / Eng FCH0P!N
    Bay Area is a shithole. And you still couldn’t afford a home there on that kind of income. MFW I can buy a nice home with a fourth of that income in LCOL area. 😂
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  • New / Biz Dev Daal Chawl
    Hardware company... how on God’s green earth, is that even a comparison. What are you smoking? And remember, if it’s anything fun, it is definitely illegal in Texas. 😜
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  • Capital One needsafety
    Bay
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  • Amazon jRys25
    Where in Texas?

    Are they the same company? If not which companies are they?
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    • New mRfj55
      OP
      Dallas.

      The former is one of the faang, and the latter is the hw company.
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    • Amazon jRys25
      The hw company???? Are we talking something like Texas instruments here?

      Longer term I think faang would look better on your resume. Thus giving you a better life later on.
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    • Amazon / Eng hLMA52
      Dallas blows.
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